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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 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
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Analytic Databases and Dimensional Design|
|Data Warehouse Architectures|
|Stars and Cubes|
|A Fact Table for Each Process|
|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|
|Tools and Documentation|
|Design and Business Intelligence|
|Design and ETL|
|How to Design and Document a Dimensional Model|