Building the Data Warehouse, 3rd Edition
By W. H. Inmon
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: October 2002
Pages: 432

Learn the most recent advances in data warehousing technology fromthe "Father of Data Warehousing"

Since it was first published in 1990, W. H. Inmon's Building theData Warehouse has become the bible of data warehousing-- the firstand best introduction to the subject. A lot has changed in datawarehousing technology since the last edition appeared in 1996, andthis latest volume is completely revised to reflect exciting newtechniques and applications, update existing topics, and examinedata marts, operational data stores, and the corporate

information factory.

In this Third Edition, Inmon explains what a data warehouse is (andisn't), why it's needed, how it works, and how the traditional datawarehouse can be integrated with new technologies, including theWeb, to provide enhanced customer service and support. He alsoaddresses the trade-offs between normalized data warehouses anddimensional data marts.

In addition, this unique overview of data warehousing reviews newsubjects such as:
Data warehousing techniques for customer sales and support, bothonline and offline
Data warehousing for decision support, including data mining andexploration warehousing
Adoption of near-line storage techniques to vastly increase thecapacity and access speed of data warehouses
Integration of data warehouses with ERP systems
* The unique requirements for supporting e-businesses, includingthe capturing and analysis of clickstream data"...a clear and well thought out text?I would recommend it toanyone working in data management or considering setting up a datawarehouse..." (Managing Information, 9 October 2002)

"?overall, this is a clear and well thought out text. I wouldrecommend this to anyone working in data management or consideringsetting up a data warehouse?" (Managing Information, December2002)

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