Corporate Information Factory

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 14, 2002 - Computers - 400 pages
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The "father of data warehousing" incorporates the latest technologies into his blueprint for integrated decision support systems

Today's corporate IT and data warehouse managers are required to make a small army of technologies work together to ensure fast and accurate information for business managers. Bill Inmon created the Corporate Information Factory to solve the needs of these managers. Since the First Edition, the design of the factory has grown and changed dramatically. This Second Edition, revised and expanded by 40% with five new chapters, incorporates these changes. This step-by-step guide will enable readers to connect their legacy systems with the data warehouse and deal with a host of new and changing technologies, including Web access mechanisms, e-commerce systems, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. The book also looks closely at exploration and data mining servers for analyzing customer behavior and departmental data marts for finance, sales, and marketing.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Creating an Information Ecosystem
1
Chapter 2 Introducing the Corporate Information Factory
11
Chapter 3 The External World Component
49
Chapter 4 The Applications Component
55
Chapter 5 The Integration and Transformation Layer Component
63
Chapter 6 The Operational Data Store Component
79
Chapter 7 The Data Warehouse Component
93
Chapter 8 The Data Mart Component
109
Chapter 12 The Metadata Component
169
Chapter 13 The Decision Support Capabilities
189
Chapter 14 Variations to the Corporate Information Factory
213
Chapter 15 Building the Corporate Information Factory
233
Chapter 16 Managing the Corporate Information Factory
251
Chapter 17 Multiple Data Warehouses across a Large Enterprise
267
Appendix A CIF Architecture Guidelines
291
Glossary
335

Chapter 9 The Exploration and Data Mining Data Warehouse Components
123
Chapter 10 The Alternative Storage Component
139
Chapter 11 The InternetIntranet Components
157

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About the author (2002)

W. H. INMON, the acknowledged "father of data warehousing," is a partner in www.billinmon.com, a Web site for the corporate information factory and modern systems architecture. He has written over 40 books on databases, database management, and data warehouse technology, including the recently published Exploration Warehousing (Wiley). Inmon is also a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences and contributes to DM Review.
CLAUDIA IMHOFF, PhD, is a Senior Vice President of Braun Consulting and a popular speaker for national and international events on the corporate information factory. Dr. Imhoff has coauthored three books dealing with different aspects of the corporate information factory, including Building the Customer-Centric Enterprise (Wiley), and is a columnist for business and technology magazines.
RYAN SOUSA has extensive experience implementing large customer relationship management solutions using the corporate information factory. He is coauthor of Data Warehouse Performance (Wiley) and can be contacted at rwsousa@earthlink.net.

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