Data Warehouse Systems: Design and Implementation

  • 11h 14m
  • Alejandro Vaisman, Esteban Zimányi
  • Springer
  • 2014
  • Extensive coverage of all data warehouse issues, ranging from basic technologies to the most recent findings and systems
  • Each chapter summarized by review questions and detailed exercises
  • Concepts illustrated by an on going example based on the North wind database using Microsoft Analysis Services and Pentaho Business Analytics
  • Additional website available with further teaching material, including slides for each chapter and solutions to all exercises

With this textbook, Vaisman and Zimányi deliver excellent coverage of data warehousing and business intelligence technologies ranging from the most basic principles to recent findings and applications. To this end, their work is structured into three parts. Part I describes “Fundamental Concepts” including multi-dimensional models; conceptual and logical data warehouse design; and MDX and SQL/OLAP. Subsequently, Part II details “Implementation and Deployment,” which includes physical data warehouse design; data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL); and data analytics. Lastly, Part III covers “Advanced Topics” such as spatial data warehouses; trajectory data warehouses; semantic technologies in data warehouses; and novel technologies like MapReduce, column-store databases, and in-memory databases.

As a key characteristic of the book, most of the topics are presented and illustrated using application tools. Specifically, a case study based on the well-known Northwind database illustrates how the concepts presented in the book can be implemented using Microsoft Analysis Services and Pentaho Business Analytics. All chapters are summarized using review questions and exercises to support comprehensive student learning.

Overall, students, practitioners and researchers alike will find this book the most comprehensive reference work on data warehouses, with key topics described in a clear and educational style.

About the Authors

Alejandro A. Vaisman is a professor at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA). He was previously professor at the University of Buenos Aires where he co-founded and chaired the Masters program in Data Mining. His research interests are in the field of databases, particularly in data warehousing and OLAP, business intelligence, spatiotemporal databases and the semantic web.

Esteban Zimányi is a professor and Director of the Department of Computer and Decision Engineering at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His current research interests include data warehouses and business intelligence, geographical information systems and spatio-temporal databases. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Data Semantics. He is coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master and Doctorate on “Information Technologies for Business Intelligence” (IT4BI).

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Database Concepts
  • Data Warehouse Concepts
  • Conceptual Data Warehouse Design
  • Logical Data Warehouse Design
  • Querying Data Warehouses
  • Physical Data Warehouse Design
  • Extraction, Transformation, and Loading
  • Data Analytics—Exploiting the Data Warehouse
  • A Method for Data Warehouse Design
  • Spatial Data Warehouses
  • Trajectory Data Warehouses
  • New Data Warehouse Technologies
  • Data Warehouses and the Semantic Web
  • Conclusion
  • References