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Title:
The data warehouse toolkit : the complete guide to dimensional modeling
Author:
Kimball, Ralph.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley & Sons, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Wiley Computer Publishing."

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780471200246
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

RALPH KIMBALL, PhD, has been a leading visionary in the data warehouse industry since 1982 and is one of today's most well- known speakers, consultants, and teachers. He writes the "Data Warehouse Designer" column for Intelligent Enterprise magazine and is also the author of the bestselling books The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit and The Data Webhouse Toolkit (both from Wiley).
MARGY ROSS is President of DecisionWorks Consulting and a Ralph Kimball Associate. She has focused exclusively on decision support and data warehousing since 1982. Margy coauthored the highly acclaimed The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, consults on data warehouse projects worldwide, and teaches data warehouse design for Kimball University.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction Dimensional Modeling Primer
Retail Sales
Inventory
Procurement
Order Management
Customer Relationship Management
Accounting
Human Resources Management
Financial Services
Telecommunications and Utilities
Transportation
Education
Health Care
Electronic Commerce
Insurance
Building the Data Warehouse
Present Imperatives and Future Outlook
Glossary
Index

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