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PREFACE FOR THE SECOND EDITION
PREFACE FOR THE THIRD EDITION
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Evolution
The Advent of DASD
PC/4GL Technology
Enter the Extract Program
The Spider Web
Problems with the Naturally Evolving Architecture
Lack of Data Credibility
Problems with Productivity
From Data to Information
A Change in Approach
The Architected Environment
Data Integration in the Architected Environment
Who Is the User?
The Development Life Cycle
Patterns of Hardware Utilization
Setting the Stage for Reengineering
Monitoring the Data Warehouse Environment
Summary
The Structure of the Data Warehouse
Subject Orientation
Day 1-Day nPhenomenon
Granularity
The Benefits of Granularity
An Example of Granularity
Dual Levels of Granularity
Exploration and Data Mining
Living Sample Database
Partitioning as a Design Approach
Partitioning of Data
Structuring Data in the Data Warehouse
Data Warehouse: The Standards Manual
Auditing and the Data Warehouse
Cost Justification
Justifying Your Data Warehouse
Data Homogeneity/Heterogeneity
Purging Warehouse Data
Reporting and the Architected Environment
The Operational Window of Opportunity
Incorrect Data in the Data Warehouse
Beginning with Operational Data
Data/Process Models and the Architected Environment
The Data Warehouse and Data Models
The Data Warehouse Data Model
The Midlevel Data Model
The Physical Data Model
The Data Model and Iterative Development
Normalization/Denormalization
Managing Reference Tables in a Data Warehouse
Cyclicity of Data—The Wrinkle of Time
Complexity of Transformation and Integration
Triggering the Data Warehouse Record
Events
Components of the Snapshot
Some Examples
Profile Records
Managing Volume
Creating Multiple Profile Records
Going from the Data Warehouse to the Operational Environment
Direct Access of Data Warehouse Data
Indirect Access of Data Warehouse Data
An Airline Commission Calculation System
A Retail Personalization System
Credit Scoring
Indirect Use of Data Warehouse Data
Star Joins
Supporting the ODS
Raw Estimates
Input to the Planning Process
Data in Overflow?
Overflow Storage
What the Levels of Granularity Will Be
Some Feedback Loop Techniques
Levels of Granularity—Banking Environment
Managing Large Amounts of Data
Managing Multiple Media
Index/Monitor Data
Interfaces to Many Technologies
Programmer/Designer Control of Data Placement
Parallel Storage/Management of Data
Meta Data Management
Language Interface
Efficient Loading of Data
Efficient Index Utilization
Compaction of Data
Compound Keys
Variable-Length Data
Lock Management
Index-Only Processing
Fast Restore
Other Technological Features
DBMS Types and the Data Warehouse
Changing DBMS Technology
Multidimensional DBMS and the Data Warehouse
Data Warehousing across Multiple Storage Media
Meta Data in the Data Warehouse Environment
Context and Content
Three Types of Contextual Information
Capturing and Managing Contextual Information
Looking at the Past
Refreshing the Data Warehouse
Testing
Types of Distributed Data Warehouses
Local and Global Data Warehouses
The Technologically Distributed Data Warehouse
The Independently Evolving Distributed Data Warehouse
The Nature of the Development Efforts
Completely Unrelated Warehouses
Distributed Data Warehouse Development
Coordinating Development across Distributed Locations
The Corporate Data Model—Distributed
Meta Data in the Distributed Warehouse
Building the Warehouse on Multiple Levels
Multiple Groups Building the Current Level of Detail
Different Requirements at Different Levels
Other Types of Detailed Data
Multiple Platforms for Common Detail Data
Executive Information Systems and the Data Warehouse
A Simple Example
Drill-Down Analysis
Supporting the Drill-Down Process
The Data Warehouse as a Basis for EIS
Where to Turn
Event Mapping
Keeping Only Summary Data in the EIS
External/Unstructured Data in the Data Warehouse
Meta Data and External Data
Storing External/Unstructured Data
Different Components of External/Unstructured Data
Modeling and External/Unstructured Data
Secondary Reports
Archiving External Data
Comparing Internal Data to External Data
A Migration Plan
The Feedback Loop
Strategic Considerations
Methodology and Migration
A Data-Driven Development Methodology
Data-Driven Methodology
System Development Life Cycles
A Philosophical Observation
Operational Development/DSS Development
Supporting the Ebusiness Environment
Moving Data from the Web to the Data Warehouse
Moving Data from the Data Warehouse to the Web
Web Support
The ERP-Oriented Corporate Data Warehouse
When to Do Design Review
Who Should Be in the Design Review?
What Should the Agenda Be?
The Results
Administering the Review
A Typical Data Warehouse Design Review
APPENDIX
GLOSSARY
REFERENCES
INDEX
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Building the Data Warehouse

Building the Data Warehouse

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The data warehousing bible updated for the new millennium

Updated and expanded to reflect the many technological advances occurring since the previous edition, this latest edition of the data warehousing "bible" provides a comprehensive introduction to building data marts, operational data stores, the Corporate Information Factory, exploration warehouses, and Web-enabled warehouses. Written by the father of the data warehouse concept, the book also reviews the unique requirements for supporting e-business and explores various ways in which the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies to provide enhanced customer service, sales, and support-both online and offline-including near-line data storage techniques.

The data warehousing bible updated for the new millennium

Updated and expanded to reflect the many technological advances occurring since the previous edition, this latest edition of the data warehousing "bible" provides a comprehensive introduction to building data marts, operational data stores, the Corporate Information Factory, exploration warehouses, and Web-enabled warehouses. Written by the father of the data warehouse concept, the book also reviews the unique requirements for supporting e-business and explores various ways in which the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies to provide enhanced customer service, sales, and support-both online and offline-including near-line data storage techniques.

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