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Oracle 9i Data Warehousing Guide

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Oracle9i
Data Warehousing Guide
Release 1 (9.0.1)
June 2001
Part No. A90237-01
Oracle9i Data Warehousing Guide, Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part No. A90237-01
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Send Us Your Comments................................................................................................................xvii Preface..........................................................................................................................................................xix Part I Concepts

1
Data Warehousing Concepts
What is a D ata Warehouse?...............................................................................................................1-2

Subject Oriented............................................................................................................................1-2 Integrated.......................................................................................................................................1-2 Nonvolatile....................................................................................................................................1-3 Time Variant..................................................................................................................................1-3 Contrasting OLTP and Data Warehousing Environments.....................................................1-3

Data Warehouse Architectures.........................................................................................................1-5

Data Warehouse Architecture (Basic)........................................................................................1-5 Data Warehouse Architecture (with a Staging Area)..............................................................1-6 Data Warehouse Architecture (with a Staging Area and Data Marts).................................1-7

Part II Logical Design
2 Logical Design in Data Warehouses

Logical versus Physical Design in Data Warehouses..................................................................2-2 Creating a Logical Design.................................................................................................................2-2 Data Warehousing Schemas.............................................................................................................2-3

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