By Elzbieta Malinowski
A info warehouse shops huge volumes of ancient facts required for analytical reasons. this knowledge is extracted from operational databases; reworked right into a coherent complete utilizing a multidimensional version that incorporates measures, dimensions, and hierarchies; and loaded right into a information warehouse in the course of the extraction-transformation-loading (ETL) process.
Malinowski and Zimányi clarify intimately traditional info warehouse layout, masking particularly advanced hierarchy modeling. also, they deal with cutting edge domain names lately brought to increase the functions of information warehouse platforms, specifically the administration of spatial and temporal info. Their presentation covers assorted stages of the layout method, reminiscent of standards specification, conceptual, logical, and actual layout. They contain 3 diverse techniques for necessities specification looking on even if clients, operational information resources, or either are the motive force within the necessities collecting technique, they usually convey how every one method ends up in the production of a conceptual multidimensional version. through the ebook the innovations are illustrated utilizing many real-world examples and accomplished by means of pattern implementations for Microsoft's research companies 2005 and Oracle 10g with the OLAP and the Spatial extensions.
For researchers this ebook serves as an creation to the cutting-edge on facts warehouse layout, with many references to extra exact assets. offering a transparent and a concise presentation of the foremost recommendations and result of information warehouse layout, it could even be used because the foundation of a graduate or complicated undergraduate path. The publication can assist skilled info warehouse designers to magnify their research chances by means of incorporating spatial and temporal info. ultimately, specialists in spatial databases or in geographical details platforms may gain advantage from the knowledge warehouse imaginative and prescient for development cutting edge spatial analytical applications.
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This may lead to a situation where the data warehouse may not meet users’ expectations for supporting the decision-making process. In addition, some of the existing proposals include additional phases corresponding to particular characteristics of the conceptual multidimensional model in use. In this way, these methods impose on designers a conceptual model that may be unknown to them and may also be inadequate for a particular data warehouse project. Moreover, even though many organizations may require a data warehouse for the purpose of enhancing their decision-making processes, they might not be able to aﬀord external teams or consultants to build it.
We refer to various cases, considering users’ requirements for temporal support and the availability of historical data in the source systems. 1 illustrates the overall structure of the book and the interdependencies between the chapters. Readers may refer to this ﬁgure to tailor their use of this book to their own particular interests. Various paths may be followed, depending on whether the reader is interested in conventional, spatial, or temporal data warehouses. , Chaps. 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8. Chapter 2 could be skipped by readers proﬁcient in the database and data warehouse domains.
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Advanced Data Warehouse Design: From Conventional to Spatial and Temporal Applications by Elzbieta Malinowski