The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling
The latest edition of the single most authoritative guide on dimensional modeling for data warehousing!
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)
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Review: The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional ModelingUser Review - Glenn Street - Goodreads
The classic exposition of dimensional modeling. Starting to seem a bit out-of-date in the face of real-time analytics, but no data professional can afford to ignore the ideas in this book. Read full review
Review: The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional ModelingUser Review - Abhishek Gupta - Goodreads
Amazing book to grasp the fundamentals and advanced concepts of DWH. Kimball's methodology of explaining the concepts with industry specific scenarios instills learning with business knowledge. Must read for practitioners of DWH. Read full review
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