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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.
Jim Gray, Andreas Reuter
A comprehensive presentation of the key concepts and techniques of transaction processing. The authors provide a description of the transaction concepts and how it fits in a distributed computing environment, as well as a thorough discussion of the complex issues related to transaction recovery. The book will be invaluable to anyone interested in using or implementing distributed systems or client server systems.
Lawrence Corr, Jim Stagnitto
Agile Data Warehouse Design is a step-by-step guide for capturing data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) requirements and turning them into high performance dimensional models in the most direct way: by modelstorming (data modeling ] brainstorming) with BI stakeholders. This book describes BEAM, an agile approach to dimensional modeling, for improving communication between data warehouse designers, BI stakeholders and the whole DW/BI development team. BEAM provides tools and techniques that will encourage DW/BI designers and developers to move away from their keyboards and entity relationship based tools and model interactively with their colleagues. The result is everyone thinks dimensionally from the outset! Developers understand how to efficiently implement dimensional modeling solutions. Business stakeholders feel ownership of the data warehouse they have created, and can already imagine how they will use it to answer their business questions. Within this book, you will learn: Agile dimensional modeling using Business Event Analysis & Modeling (BEAM ) Modelstorming: data modeling that is quicker, more inclusive, more productive, and frankly more fun! Telling dimensional data stories using the 7Ws (who, what, when, where, how many, why and how) Modeling by example not abstraction; using data story themes, not crow's feet, to describe detail Storyboarding the data warehouse to discover conformed dimensions and plan iterative development Visual modeling: sketching timelines, charts and grids to model complex process measurement - simply Agile design documentation: enhancing star schemas with BEAM dimensional shorthand notation Solving difficult DW/BI performance and usability problems with proven dimensional design patterns LawrenceCorr is a data warehouse designer and educator. As Principal of DecisionOne Consulting, he helps clients to review and simplify their data warehouse designs, and advises vendors on visual data modeling techniques. He regularly teaches agile dimensional modeling courses worldwide and has taught dimensional DW/BI skills to thousands of students. Jim Stagnitto is a data warehouse and master data management architect specializing in the healthcare, financial services, and information service industries. He is the founder of the data warehousing and data mining consulting firm Llumino.
Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross
Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the foundation on which the data warehousing industry has been built - and now, these books are considered the most authoritative guides on dimensional modeling. This new third edition is a complete library of dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. Revised and updated, it covers design techniques that support big data analytics, adds a new chapter on ETL techniques, provides new and enhanced modeling patterns, and much more. Authored by Ralph Kimball, known worldwide as an innovator, consultant, and influential thought leader in the field of data warehousing Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses step by step through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for e-commerce and common business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, health care, and insurance Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition .
". . . one of the definitive books of our industry. If you take the time to read only one professional book, make it this book." -W. H. Inmon One of the most dramatic new developments in database design, the dimensional data warehouse is a powerful database model that.significantly enhances managers' ability to quickly analyze large, multidimensional data sets. Written by the leading proponent of this revolutionary new approach, this valuable book/CD toolkit outfits you with all the nuts-and-bolts information you need to design, build, manage, and use dimensional data warehouses for virtually any type of business application, as well as software for querying dimensional data warehouses. Employing many real-life case studies of data warehouses, Ralph Kimball provides clear-cut guidelines on how to model data and design data warehouses to support advanced multidimensional decision support systems. Beginning with the relatively simple example of a data warehouse for a grocery store, he progresses, step-by-step, through an increasingly complex array of business applications in retail, manufacturing, banking, insurance, subscriptions, and airline reservations. By the end of the book, you will have mastered the full range of powerful techniques for creating, controlling, and navigating dimensional business databases that are easy to understand and navigate. On the CD-ROM you'll find: * Software for querying dimensional data warehouses. * Working models of all the databases described in the book.
Scott Cameron, Hitachi Consulting
Provides information on the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, covering such topics as using MDX, desiging OLAP cubes, retreiving data and creating reports, and managing databases.
Philip A. Bernstein, Eric Newcomer
A clear, concise guide for anyone involved in developing applications, evaluating products, designing systems, or engineering products, this book provides an understanding of the internals of transaction processing systems, describing how they work and how best to use them.
The financial crisis is just beginning for retail institutions. Ninety to ninety-five per cent of bank transactions are executed electronically today. The Internet, ATMs, call centres and smartphones have become mainstream for customers. But banks still classify these as alternative channels and maintain an organisation structure where Branch dominates thinking. Continued technology innovations, Web 2.0, social networking, app phones and mobility are also stretching traditional banking models to the limit. BANK 2.0 reveals why customer behaviour is so rapidly changing, how branches will evolve, why cheques are disappearing, and why your mobile phone will replace your wallet all within the next 10 years.
Bill Pirtle, Rosemary Csizmadia, Dan Coughlin
Pirtle explores the terms, pricing structures, contracts, and the basics of card processing. Entrepreneurs and business owners will find concrete information to help them better understand, negotiate, and make the best decisions regarding credit card processing contracts.