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Cutting-edge content and guidance from a data warehousingexpert—now expanded to reflect field trends

Data warehousing has revolutionized the way businesses in a widevariety of industries perform analysis and make strategicdecisions. Since the first edition of Data WarehousingFundamentals, numerous enterprises have implemented datawarehouse systems and reaped enormous benefits. Many more are inthe process of doing so. Now, this new, revised edition covers theessential fundamentals of data warehousing and businessintelligence as well as significant recent trends in the field.

The author provides an enhanced, comprehensive overview of datawarehousing together with in-depth explanations of critical issuesin planning, design, deployment, and ongoing maintenance. ITprofessionals eager to get into the field will gain a clearunderstanding of techniques for data extraction from sourcesystems, data cleansing, data transformations, data warehousearchitecture and infrastructure, and the various methods forinformation delivery.

This practical Second Edition highlights the areas ofdata warehousing and business intelligence where high-impacttechnological progress has been made. Discussions on developmentsinclude data marts, real-time information delivery, datavisualization, requirements gathering methods, multi-tierarchitecture, OLAP applications, Web clickstream analysis, datawarehouse appliances, and data mining techniques. The book alsocontains review questions and exercises for each chapter,appropriate for self-study or classroom work, industry examples ofreal-world situations, and several appendices with valuableinformation.

Specifically written for professionals responsible fordesigning, implementing, or maintaining data warehousing systems,Data Warehousing Fundamentals presents agile, thorough, andsystematic development principles for the IT professional andanyone working or researching in information management.

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