The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 2nd Edition
The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling
By Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: October 2002
Pages: 464

The latest edition of the single most authoritative guide ondimensional modeling for data warehousing!

Dimensional modeling has become the most widely accepted approachfor data warehouse design. Here is a complete library ofdimensional modeling techniques-- the most comprehensive collectionever written. Greatly expanded to cover both basic and advancedtechniques for optimizing data warehouse design, this secondedition to Ralph Kimball's classic guide is more than sixty percentupdated.

The authors begin with fundamental design recommendations andgradually progress step-by-step through increasingly complexscenarios. Clear-cut guidelines for designing dimensional modelsare illustrated using real-world data warehouse case studies drawnfrom a variety of business application areas and industries,including:
Retail sales and e-commerce
Inventory management
Procurement
Order management
Customer relationship management (CRM)
Human resources management
Accounting
Financial services
Telecommunications and utilities
Education
Transportation
Health care and insurance

By the end of the book, you will have mastered the full range ofpowerful techniques for designing dimensional databases that areeasy to understand and provide fast query response. You will alsolearn how to create an architected framework that integrates thedistributed data warehouse using standardized dimensions andfacts.

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