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Data Warehouse: From Architecture to Implementation
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Data Warehouse: From Architecture to Implementation (Hardback)

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Data warehousing is one of the hottest topics in the computing industry today. For business executives, it promises significant competitive advantage for their companies, while information systems managers see it as the way to overcome the traditional roadblocks to providing business information for managers and other end users. With the publication of this book comes the most comprehensive, practical guide to designing, building, and implementing a data warehouse on the market today. Barry Devlin--one of the world's leading experts on data warehousing--is also one of the first practitioners in this area. In this book, he distills the insights and experiences gained over 10 years of designing and building data warehouses.Included are: *An explanation of the optimal three-tiered architecture for the data warehouse, with a clear division between data and information *A full description of the functions needed to implement such an architecture, including reconciling existing, diverse data and deriving consistent, valuable business information *A detailed methodology for building a data warehouse in a way that provides business value and strategic infrastructure at each stage *A high-level approach to justifying the effort involved *A view of the organizational aspects of building and maintaining a warehouse This book will become the key reference for any team undertaking the construction of a data warehouse.

It is aimed primarily at the IS managers, architects, and designers involved in this process, as well as the end users having a key role in the evolving implementation of the data warehouse. 0201964252B04062001

Computing & ITBusiness applicationsWord processing softwareMicrosoft WordComputing & ITComputer scienceSystems analysis & designComputing & ITDatabasesData capture & analysisComputing & ITDatabasesDatabase design & theoryRelational databasesComputing & ITDatabasesDistributed databasesComputing & ITDatabasesObject-oriented databases Publisher: Pearson Education (US) Publication Date: 04/11/1996 ISBN-13: 9780201964257  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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About Barry Devlin Dr. Barry Devlin is a leading authority in Europe on data warehousing. He defined the Data Warehouse Architecture within IBM Europe in 1985 and contributed to its practical implementation over a number of years. This gives him a unique insight into user demands for information, and the development consequences. Barry has a total of 14 years in the IS business, the last 10 of which have been spent with IBM's International Software Development Laboratory in Dublin. He currently works as a consultant in the IBM Consulting Group in Dublin and is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. 0201964252AB04062001

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