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Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-48292-6
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432 pages
April 2009
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Introduction.

Part I: The Data Warehouse: Home for Your Data Assets.

Chapter 1: What’s in a Data Warehouse?

Chapter 2: What Should You Expect from Your Data Warehouse?

Chapter 3: Have It Your Way: The Structure of a Data Warehouse.

Chapter 4: Data Marts: Your Retail Data Outlet.

Part II: Data Warehousing Technology.

Chapter 5: Relational Databases and Data Warehousing.

Chapter 6: Specialty Databases and Data Warehousing.

Chapter 7: Stuck in the Middle with You: Data Warehousing Middleware.

Part III: Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

Chapter 8: An Intelligent Look at Business Intelligence.

Chapter 9: Simple Database Querying and Reporting.

Chapter 10: Business Analysis (OLAP).

Chapter 11: Data Mining: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s Off to Mine We Go.

Chapter 12: Dashboards and Scorecards.

Part IV: Data Warehousing Projects: How to Do Them Right.

Chapter 13: Data Warehousing and Other IT Projects: The Same but Different.

Chapter 14: Building a Winning Data Warehousing Project Team.

Chapter 15: You Need What? When? — Capturing Requirements.

Chapter 16: Analyzing Data Sources.

Chapter 17: Delivering the Goods.

Chapter 18: User Testing, Feedback, and Acceptance.

Part V: Data Warehousing: The Big Picture.

Chapter 19: The Information Value Chain: Connecting Internal and External Data.

Chapter 20: Data Warehousing Driving Quality and Integration.

Chapter 21: The View from the Executive Boardroom.

Chapter 22: Existing Sort-of Data Warehouses: Upgrade or Replace?

Chapter 23: Surviving in the Computer Industry (and Handling Vendors).

Chapter 24: Working with Data Warehousing Consultants.

Part VI: Data Warehousing in the Not-Too-Distant Future.

Chapter 25: Expanding Your Data Warehouse with Unstructured Data.

Chapter 26: Agreeing to Disagree about Semantics.

Chapter 27: Collaborative Business Intelligence.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 28: Ten Questions to Consider When You’re Selecting User Tools.

Chapter 29: Ten Secrets to Managing Your Project Successfully.

Chapter 30: Ten Sources of Up-to-Date Information about Data Warehousing.

Chapter 31: Ten Mandatory Skills for a Data Warehousing Consultant.

Chapter 32: Ten Signs of a Data Warehousing Project in Trouble.

Chapter 33: Ten Signs of a Successful Data Warehousing Project.

Chapter 34: Ten Subject Areas to Cover with Product Vendors.

Index.

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