Data Warehousing Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals

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Wiley, Sep 11, 2001 - Computers - 544 pages
Data warehousing is revolutionizing the way businesses in a wide variety of industries perform analysis and make strategic decisions. This volume offers IT professionals comprehensive coverage of every significant topic in data warehousing systems.
The author provides a complete overview of data warehousing together with in-depth explanations of critical issues in planning, design, deployment, and ongoing maintenance. IT professionals will gain a clear understanding of techniques for extraction of data from source systems, data transformations, data staging, data warehouse architecture and infrastructure, and the various methods for information delivery.
Data Warehousing Fundamentals includes review questions and exercises appropriate for self-study or classroom work, industry examples applicable to real-world situations, and an appendix containing valuable guidelines for evaluating vendor solutions. Specifically written for professionals designing, implementing, or maintaining data warehousing systems, this practical book spans the entire landscape of the subject.

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Contents

The Compelling Need for Data Warehousing
1
The Building Blocks
19
Trends in Data Warehousing
39
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PAULRAJ PONNIAH, PhD, is a twenty-five year IT professional who specializes in the design and implementation of data warehouse and database systems. He also teaches database and data warehousing courses.

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