"This book not only describes the intricacies of various IBMproducts, such as IBM DB2, IBM Intelligent Miner, and IBM DB2 OLAP,but it also sets the context by providing a comprehensive overviewof data warehousing architecture, analytics, and datamanagement."
-Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research, The Data WarehousingInstitute
In IBM Data Warehousing, Michael Gonzales shows how to exploit IBMtechnologies to get the most from your data warehousing investment.These technologies include everything from SMP and MPP technicalarchitectures to DB2 Universal Database and DB2 OLAP Server. Theauthor provides an in-depth look at the fundamentals of businessintelligence (BI), the BI architecture, data management, andenhanced analytics. In addition, he presents expert tips, tricks,and workarounds to ensure maximum performance of your IBM datawarehouse.
This book covers the suite of IBM products necessary fordetermining your warehousing needs and building your BIenvironment. Key topics include:
Features of DB2 that support business intelligence and datawarehousing efforts
IBM technologies that facilitate the management of yourwarehouse
OLAP, data mining, spatial analysis and meta data as it relatesto IBM technology
Project management techniques for prioritizing businessintelligence iterations and reducing risks
* Choosing the right data warehousing architecture for yourbusiness needs
The companion Web site contains links to vendors, technical notes,and other reference material for the products mentioned in thebook.