The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 2nd Edition
Dimensional modeling has become the most widely accepted approach for data warehouse design. Here is a complete library of dimensional modeling techniques-- the most comprehensive collection ever written. Greatly expanded to cover both basic and advanced techniques for optimizing data warehouse design, this second edition to Ralph Kimball's classic guide is more than sixty percent updated.
The authors begin with fundamental design recommendations and gradually progress step-by-step through increasingly complex scenarios. Clear-cut guidelines for designing dimensional models are illustrated using real-world data warehouse case studies drawn from a variety of business application areas and industries, including:
* Retail sales and e-commerce
* Inventory management
* Order management
* Customer relationship management (CRM)
* Human resources management
* Financial services
* Telecommunications and utilities
* Health care and insurance
By the end of the book, you will have mastered the full range of powerful techniques for designing dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response. You will also learn how to create an architected framework that integrates the distributed data warehouse using standardized dimensions and facts.
This book is also available as part of the Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit Classics Box Set (ISBN: 9780470479575) with the following 3 books:
The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 2nd Edition (9780471200246)
The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, 2nd Edition (9780470149775)
The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit (9780764567575)
Dimensional Modeling Primer.
Customer Relationship Management.
Human Resources Management.
Telecommunications and Utilities.
Building the Data Warehouse.
Present Imperatives and Future Outlook.
MARGY ROSS is President of DecisionWorks Consulting and a Ralph Kimball Associate. She has focused exclusively on decision support and data warehousing since 1982. Margy coauthored the highly acclaimed The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, consults on data warehouse projects worldwide, and teaches data warehouse design for Kimball University.
Ralph Kimball invented a data warehousing technique called "dimensional modeling" and popularized it in his first Wiley book, The Data Warehouse Toolkit. Since this book was first published in 1996, dimensional modeling has become the most widely accepted technique for data warehouse design. Over the past 5 years, Kimball has improved on his earlier techniques and created many new ones. In this second edition, he provides a comprehensive collection of all of these techniques, from basic to advanced.