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Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross
Ralph Kimball invented a data warehousing technique called ?dimensional modelling? and popularised it in his first Wiley bestseller The Data Warehouse Toolkit. Since then dimensional modelling has become the most widely accepted technique for data warehouse design. Since the first edition, Kimball has improved on his earlier techniques and created many new ones. In this second edition, he provides a comprehensive collection of all of them, from basic to advanced, and strategies for optimising data warehouse design for common business applications. He includes examples for retail sales, inventory management, procurement, orders and invoices, customer relationship management, accounting, financial services, telecommunication and utilities, health care, insurance and more. He also presents unique modelling techniques for e-commerce and shows strategies for optimising performance. A companion Web site provides updates on dimensional modelling techniques, links to related sites and source code where appropriate.
Dan Linstedt, Kent Graziano
Do You Know If Your Data Warehouse Flexible, Scalable, Secure and Will It Stand The Test Of Time And Avoid Being Part Of The Dreaded "Life Cycle"? The Data Vault took the Data Warehouse world by storm when it was released in 2001. Some of the world's largest and most complex data warehouse situations understood the value it gave especially with the capabilities of unlimited scaling, flexibility and security. Here is what industry leaders say about the Data Vault "The Data Vault is the optimal choice for modeling the EDW in the DW 2.0 framework" - Bill Inmon, The Father of Data Warehousing "The Data Vault is foundationally strong and an exceptionally scalable architecture" - Stephen Brobst, CTO, Teradata "The Data Vault should be considered as a potential standard for RDBMS-based analytic data management by organizations looking to achieve a high degree of flexibility, performance and openness" - Doug Laney, Deloitte Analytics Institute "I applaud Dan's contribution to the body of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing knowledge and recommend this book be read by both data professionals and end users" - Howard Dresner, From the Foreword - Speaker, Author, Leading Research Analyst and Advisor You have in your hands the work, experience and testing of 2 decades of building data warehouses. The Data Vault model and methodology has proven itself in hundreds (perhaps thousands) of solutions in Insurance, Crime-Fighting, Defense, Retail, Finance, Banking, Power, Energy, Education, High-Tech and many more. Learn the techniques and implement them and learn how to build your Data Warehouse faster than you have ever done before while designing it to grow and scale no matter what you throw at it. Ready to "Super Charge Your Data Warehouse"?