Star Schema

ISBN-10: 0071744320
ISBN-13: 9780071744324
Edition: 2010
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Description: The definitive guide to dimensional design for your data warehouseLearn the best practices of dimensional design.Star Schema: The Complete Referenceoffers in-depth coverage of design principles and their underlying rationales. Organized around  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 510
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

The definitive guide to dimensional design for your data warehouseLearn the best practices of dimensional design.Star Schema: The Complete Referenceoffers in-depth coverage of design principles and their underlying rationales. Organized around design concepts and illustrated with detailed examples, this is a step-by-step guidebook for beginners and a comprehensive resource for experts.This all-inclusive volume begins with dimensional design fundamentals and shows how dimensional design fits into diverse data warehouse architectures, including those of W.H. Inmon and Ralph Kimball. The book progresses through a series of advanced techniques that help you address real-world complexity, maximize performance, and adapt to the requirements of BI and ETL software products. You are furnished with design tasks and deliverables that can be incorporated into any project, regardless of architecture or methodology. Master the fundamentals of star schema design and slow change processing Identify situations that call for multiple stars or cubes Ensure compatibility across subject areas as your data warehouse grows Accommodate repeating attributes, recursive hierarchies, and poor data quality Support conflicting requirements for historic data Handle variation within a business process and correlation of disparate activities Boost performance using derived schemas and aggregates Learn when it's appropriate to adjust designs for BI and ETL tools

Fundamentals
Analytic Databases and Dimensional Design
Data Warehouse Architectures
Stars and Cubes
Multiple Stars
A Fact Table for Each Process
Conformed Dimensions
Dimension Design
More on Dimension Tables
Hierarchies and Snowflakes
More Slow Change Techniques
Multi-Value Dimensions and Bridges
Recursive Hierarchies and Bridges
Fact Table Design
Transactions, Snapshots and Accumulating Snapshots
Factless Fact Tables
Type-Specific Stars
Performance
Derived Schemas
Aggregates
Tools and Documentation
Design and Business Intelligence
Design and ETL
How to Design and Document a Dimensional Model
Index

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