The most comprehensive introduction to the core concepts andmethods of data warehousing
Data warehouses provide a much-needed strategy for organizationsto collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of business data. Asbusinesses expand both brick-and-mortar and online activities, thefield of data warehousing has become increasingly important. Sinceit was first published in 1990, W. H. Inmon's Building the DataWarehouse has been the bible of data warehousing it is thebook that launched the data warehousing industry and it remains thepreeminent introduction to the subject. This new edition covers thelatest developments with this technology, many of which have beenpioneered by Inmon himself.
An overview of all the fundamental components of data warehousesystems offers you a refresher of the methods used for datawarehouse design; various data warehouse migration strategies; andthe technologies that can be applied for loading, indexing, andmanaging data. In order to bring you up to date, this in-depthguide then features the latest advances in data warehousing.
New chapters cover:
Understanding methods for handling unstructured data in a datawarehouse
Storing data across multiple storage media
Examining the pros and cons of relational vs. multidimensionaldesign
Measuring return on investment in planning data warehouseprojects
Exploring advanced topics, including data monitoring andtesting