Building the Data Warehouse, Fourth Edition

  • 8h 6m
  • W. H. Inmon
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2005

Updated and expanded to reflect the many technological advances occurring since the previous edition, this latest edition of the data warehousing "bible" provides a comprehensive introduction to building data marts, operational data stores, the Corporate Information Factory, exploration warehouses, and Web-enabled warehouses. Written by the father of the data warehouse concept, the book also reviews the unique requirements for supporting e-business and explores various ways in which the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies to provide enhanced customer service, sales, and support-both online and offline-including near-line data storage techniques.

About the Author

Bill Inmon, the father of the data warehouse concept, has written 40 books on data management, data warehouse, design review, and management of data processing. Bill has had his books translated into Russian, German, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Dutch. Bill has published more than 250 articles in many trade journals. Bill founded and took public Prism Solutions. His latest company — Pine Cone Systems — builds software for the management of the data warehouse/data mart environment. Bill holds two software patents.

In this Book

  • Evolution of Decision Support Systems
  • The Data Warehouse Environment
  • The Data Warehouse and Design
  • Granularity in the Data Warehouse
  • The Data Warehouse and Technology
  • The Distributed Data Warehouse
  • Executive Information Systems and the Data Warehouse
  • External Data and the Data Warehouse
  • Migration to the Architected Environment
  • The Data Warehouse and the Web
  • Unstructured Data and the Data Warehouse
  • The Really Large Data Warehouse
  • The Relational and the Multidimensional Model as a Basis for Database Design
  • Data Warehouse Advanced Topics
  • Cost-Justification and Return on Investment for a Data Warehouse
  • The Data Warehouse and the ODS
  • Corporate Information Compliance and Data Warehousing
  • The End-User Community
  • Data Warehouse Design Review Checklist
  • References