Data Warehousing For Dummies

Author: Thomas C. Hammergren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470482926

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Data warehousing is one of the hottest business topics, and there’s more to understanding data warehousing technologies than you might think. Find out the basics of data warehousing and how it facilitates data mining and business intelligence with Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition. Data is probably your company’s most important asset, so your data warehouse should serve your needs. The fully updated Second Edition of Data Warehousing For Dummies helps you understand, develop, implement, and use data warehouses, and offers a sneak peek into their future. You’ll learn to: Analyze top-down and bottom-up data warehouse designs Understand the structure and technologies of data warehouses, operational data stores, and data marts Choose your project team and apply best development practices to your data warehousing projects Implement a data warehouse, step by step, and involve end-users in the process Review and upgrade existing data storage to make it serve your needs Comprehend OLAP, column-wise databases, hardware assisted databases, and middleware Use data mining intelligently and find what you need Make informed choices about consultants and data warehousing products Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition also shows you how to involve users in the testing process and gain valuable feedback, what it takes to successfully manage a data warehouse project, and how to tell if your project is on track. You’ll find it’s the most useful source of data on the topic!
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Data Warehousing

Building the Corporate Knowledge Base

Author: Tom Hammergren

Publisher: Coriolis Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Data warehousing

Page: 470

View: 4217

This book covers the fundamentals of successfully designing, modeling and delivering a data warehouse and details techniques and links readers to a comprehensive methodology that enables system professionals to build and deliver a data warehouse that meets both corporate and management needs. The book features a skeleton project plan to assist readers in setting up their own project.
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Business Intelligence For Dummies

Author: Swain Scheps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051416

Category: Computers

Page: 388

View: 8120

You're intelligent, right? So you've already figured out that Business Intelligence can be pretty valuable in making the right decisions about your business. But you’ve heard at least a dozen definitions of what it is, and heard of at least that many BI tools. Where do you start? Business Intelligence For Dummies makes BI understandable! It takes you step by step through the technologies and the alphabet soup, so you can choose the right technology and implement a successful BI environment. You'll see how the applications and technologies work together to access, analyze, and present data that you can use to make better decisions about your products, customers, competitors, and more. You’ll find out how to: Understand the principles and practical elements of BI Determine what your business needs Compare different approaches to BI Build a solid BI architecture and roadmap Design, develop, and deploy your BI plan Relate BI to data warehousing, ERP, CRM, and e-commerce Analyze emerging trends and developing BI tools to see what else may be useful Whether you’re the business owner or the person charged with developing and implementing a BI strategy, checking out Business Intelligence For Dummies is a good business decision.
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Data Warehousing for Dummies

Author: Alan R. Simon

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 5744

Offers advice on designing and selecting data warehousing techniques, analysing data sources, selecting data to be stored, and facilitating the recall and distribution of information
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Data Warehousing Fundamentals

A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals

Author: Paulraj Ponniah

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471463892

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 1031

Geared to IT professionals eager to get into the all-important field of data warehousing, this book explores all topics needed by those who design and implement data warehouses. Readers will learn about planning requirements, architecture, infrastructure, data preparation, information delivery, implementation, and maintenance. They'll also find a wealth of industry examples garnered from the author's 25 years of experience in designing and implementing databases and data warehouse applications for major corporations. Market: IT Professionals, Consultants.
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Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies

Author: Ken Withee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470606346

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 7023

Learn to create an effective business strategy using Microsoft's BI stack Microsoft Business Intelligence tools are among the most widely used applications for gathering, providing access to, and analyzing data to enable the enterprise to make sound business decisions. The tools include SharePoint Server, the Office Suite, PerformancePoint Server, and SQL Server, among others. With so much jargon and so many technologies involved, Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies provides a much-needed step-by-step explanation of what's involved and how to use this powerful package to improve your business. Microsoft Business Intelligence encompasses a broad collection of tools designed to help business owners and managers direct the enterprise effectively This guide provides an overview of SharePoint, PerformancePoint, the SQL Server suite, Microsoft Office, and the BI development technologies Explains how the various technologies work together to solve functional problems Translates the buzzwords and shows you how to create your business strategy Examines related technologies including data warehousing, data marts, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), data mining, reporting, dashboards, and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Simplifies this complex package to get you up and running quickly Microsoft Business Intelligence For Dummies demystifies these essential tools for enterprise managers, business analysts, and others who need to get up to speed.
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Big Data For Dummies

Author: Judith Hurwitz,Alan Nugent,Fern Halper,Marcia Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118644174

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 1972

Find the right big data solution for your business or organization Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work. Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and IT professionals Authors are experts in information management, big data, and a variety of solutions Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select and implement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storage and presentation issues, analytics, and much more Provides essential information in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style that is empowering Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
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Data Mining For Dummies

Author: Meta S. Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118893174

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 8995

Offers information on how to search through large amounts of computerized business data to find useful patterns or trends, including creation and validity testing of a data model, effective communication of findings, and available tools.
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Hadoop For Dummies

Author: Dirk deRoos,Paul Zikopoulos,Bruce Brown,Rafael Coss,Roman B. Melnyk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118607554

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 2875

Let Hadoop For Dummies help harness the power of your data and rein in the information overload Big data has become big business, and companies and organizations of all sizes are struggling to find ways to retrieve valuable information from their massive data sets with becoming overwhelmed. Enter Hadoop and this easy-to-understand For Dummies guide. Hadoop For Dummies helps readers understand the value of big data, make a business case for using Hadoop, navigate the Hadoop ecosystem, and build and manage Hadoop applications and clusters. Explains the origins of Hadoop, its economic benefits, and its functionality and practical applications Helps you find your way around the Hadoop ecosystem, program MapReduce, utilize design patterns, and get your Hadoop cluster up and running quickly and easily Details how to use Hadoop applications for data mining, web analytics and personalization, large-scale text processing, data science, and problem-solving Shows you how to improve the value of your Hadoop cluster, maximize your investment in Hadoop, and avoid common pitfalls when building your Hadoop cluster From programmers challenged with building and maintaining affordable, scaleable data systems to administrators who must deal with huge volumes of information effectively and efficiently, this how-to has something to help you with Hadoop.
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Building A Data Warehouse: With Examples In Sql Server

Author: Vincent Rainardi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788181289711

Category:

Page: 540

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The book describes how to build a data warehouse completely from scratch and shows practical examples on how to do it. Author Vincent Rainardi also describes some practical issues he has experienced that developers are likely to encounter in their first data warehousing project, along with solutions and advice. The RDBMS used in the examples is SQL Server; the version will not be an issue as long as the user has SQL Server 2005 or later.· Introduction to Data Warehousing· Data Warehouse Architecture· Data Warehouse Development Methodology· Functional and Non-Functional Requirements· Data Modeling· Physical Database Design· Data Extraction· Populating the Data Warehouse· Assuring Data Quality· Metadata· Building Reports· Multidimensional Database· Using Data Warehouse for Business Intelligence· Using Data Warehouse for Customer Relationship Management· Other Datawarehouse Usage· Testing your DataWarehouse· Data Warehouse Administration
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The Data Warehouse Toolkit

The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling

Author: Ralph Kimball,Margy Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118082141

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 4776

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Data Warehouse Designs

Achieving ROI with Market Basket Analysis and Time Variance

Author: Fon Silvers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466516666

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 4208

Market Basket Analysis (MBA) provides the ability to continually monitor the affinities of a business and can help an organization achieve a key competitive advantage. Time Variant data enables data warehouses to directly associate events in the past with the participants in each individual event. In the past however, the use of these powerful tools in tandem led to performance degradation and resulted in unactionable and even damaging information. Data Warehouse Designs: Achieving ROI with Market Basket Analysis and Time Variance presents an innovative, soup-to-nuts approach that successfully combines what was previously incompatible, without degradation, and uses the relational architecture already in place. Built around two main chapters, Market Basket Solution Definition and Time Variant Solution Definition, it provides a tangible how-to design that can be used to facilitate MBA within the context of a data warehouse. Presents a solution for creating home-grown MBA data marts Includes database design solutions in the context of Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, and Teradata relational database management systems (RDBMS) Explains how to extract, transform, and load data used in MBA and Time Variant solutions The book uses standard RDBMS platforms, proven database structures, standard SQL and hardware, and software and practices already accepted and used in the data warehousing community to fill the gaps left by most conceptual discussions of MBA. It employs a form and language intended for a data warehousing audience to explain the practicality of how data is delivered, stored, and viewed. Offering a comprehensive explanation of the applications that provide, store, and use MBA data, Data Warehouse Designs provides you with the language and concepts needed to require and receive information that is relevant and actionable.
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Data Warehousing and Mining:

Author: ITLESL

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131799050

Category:

Page: 272

View: 8651

Data Warehousing and Data Mining is presented in a question-and-answer format following the examination pattern and covers all key topics in the syllabus. The book is designed to make learning fast and effective and is precise, up-to-date and will help students excel in their examinations. The book is part of the Express Learning is a series of books designed as quick reference guides to important undergraduate courses. The organized and accessible format of these books allows students to learn important concepts in an easy-to-understand, question-and-answer format. These portable learning tools have been designed as one-stop references for students to understand and master the subjects by themselves.
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Building a Data Warehouse

With Examples in SQL Server

Author: Vincent Rainardi

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430205288

Category: Computers

Page: 523

View: 6201

Here is the ideal field guide for data warehousing implementation. This book first teaches you how to build a data warehouse, including defining the architecture, understanding the methodology, gathering the requirements, designing the data models, and creating the databases. Coverage then explains how to populate the data warehouse and explores how to present data to users using reports and multidimensional databases and how to use the data in the data warehouse for business intelligence, customer relationship management, and other purposes. It also details testing and how to administer data warehouse operation.
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The Data Warehouse?ETL Toolkit

Practical Techniques for Extracting, Cleaning, Conforming, and Delivering Data

Author: Ralph Kimball,Joe Caserta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111807968X

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 7602

Cowritten by Ralph Kimball, the world's leading data warehousing authority, whose previous books have sold more than 150,000 copies Delivers real-world solutions for the most time- and labor-intensive portion of data warehousing-data staging, or the extract, transform, load (ETL) process Delineates best practices for extracting data from scattered sources, removing redundant and inaccurate data, transforming the remaining data into correctly formatted data structures, and then loading the end product into the data warehouse Offers proven time-saving ETL techniques, comprehensive guidance on building dimensional structures, and crucial advice on ensuring data quality
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Building the Data Warehouse

Author: W. H. Inmon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471774235

Category: Computers

Page: 543

View: 7408

The new edition of the classic bestseller that launched the data warehousing industry covers new approaches and technologies, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself In addition to explaining the fundamentals of data warehouse systems, the book covers new topics such as methods for handling unstructured data in a data warehouse and storing data across multiple storage media Discusses the pros and cons of relational versus multidimensional design and how to measure return on investment in planning data warehouse projects Covers advanced topics, including data monitoring and testing Although the book includes an extra 100 pages worth of valuable content, the price has actually been reduced from $65 to $55
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SAS For Dummies

Author: Stephen McDaniel,Chris Hemedinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044018

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 3098

Created in partnership with SAS, this book explores SAS, a business intelligence software that can be used in any business setting or enterprise for data delivery, reporting, data mining, forecasting, statistical analysis, and more SAS employee and technologist Stephen McDaniel combines real-world expertise and a friendly writing style to introduce readers to SAS basics Covers crucial topics such as getting various types of data into the software, producing reports, working with the data, basic SAS programming, macros, and working with SAS and databases
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Database Development For Dummies

Author: Allen G. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118085256

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 923

From ATMs to the personal finance, online shopping to networked information management, databases permeate every nook and cranny of our highly-connected, information-intensive world. Databases have become so integral to the business environment that, nowadays, it’s next to impossible to stay competitive without the assistance of some sort of database technology—no matter what type or size of business you run. But developing your own database can be very tricky. In fact, whether you want to keep records for a small business or run a large e-commerce website, developing the right database system can be a major challenge. Which is where this friendly guide comes in. From data modeling methods and development tools to Internet accessibility and security, Database Development For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about building a custom system from the ground up. You’ll discover how to: Model data accurately Design a reliable functional database Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget Build a user-friendly database application Put your database on the Web In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with the most popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how to systematically design and develop a system incorporating a database and one or more applications that operate on it. Important topics he explores include: Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life Using a structured approach to database development Creating an appropriate data model Developing a reliable relational design Understanding the complexities you’re likely to encounter in designing a database and how to simplify them Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQL Server and other powerful database development tools Keeping your database secure Putting your database on the Internet Today’s powerful, low-cost database development tools make it possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. Get Database Development For Dummies and discover what it takes to design, develop and implement a sophisticated database system tailored to you and your company’s current and future data storage and management needs.
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