About the Book :
The book covers best practices from data warehouse project inception through on-going program management. About 30 to 40% of the content in the book is updated and new. This revised tutorial covers major lifecycle topics such as dimensional modeling, tech architecture, ETL, BI etc. It is targeted at both novice and experienced data warehouse professionals.
About the Author :
Ralph Kimball is known worldwide as an innovator, writer, educator, speaker and consultant in the field of data warehousing. His books on data warehousing and dimensional design techniques have become the all time best sellers in data warehousing. To date Ralph has written more than 100 articles and columns for Intelligent Enterprise and its predecessors, winning the Readers Choice Award five years in a row. Margy Ross is President of the Kimball Group. She has focused exclusively on decision support and data warehousing for more than twenty years. In addition to her consulting activities, Margy teaches Kimball University classes, both domestically and internationally. She co-authored The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 2nd Edition and The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit and regularly writes the Data Warehouse Designer column for Intelligent Enterprise. Bob Becker has worked to implement large-scale decision support and data warehousing systems since 1990. Bob teaches Kimball University on-site courses. Joy Mundy has focused on data warehousing and business intelligence since the early 1990s, specializing in business requirements analysis, dimensional modeling, and business intelligence systems architecture. Warren Thornthwaite has been building decision support and data warehousing systems since 1980.
Interesting Facts :
The current first edition has sold more than 72,000 copies, generating net revenue of more than $2.5 millionThe methods described in this book have been adopted by almost all leading data warehouse vendorsRalph Kimball and his co-authors are recognized as the driving thought leaders in the data warehousing industry; there is no direct competitionThe authors actively promote this methodology in training and consulting worldwide and in their writing in magazines and online
AcknowledgmentsIntroductionIntroducing the Kimball LifecycleLaunching and Managing the Project/ProgramCollecting the RequirementsIntroducing the Technical ArchitectureCreating the Architecture Plan and Selecting ProductsIntroducing Dimensional ModelingDesigning the Dimensional ModelDesigning the Physical Database and Planning for PerformanceIntroducing Extract, Transformation, and LoadDesigning and Developing the ETL SystemIntroducing Business Intelligence ApplicationsDesigning and Developing Business Intelligence ApplicationsDeploying and Supporting the DW/BI SystemExpanding the DW/BI SystemGlossary