The Kimball Group Reader: Relentlessly Practical Tools for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Remastered Collection, Second Edition

  • 21h 34m
  • Margy Ross, Ralph Kimball
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2016

The final edition of the incomparable data warehousing and business intelligence reference, updated and expanded

The Kimball Group Reader, Remastered Collection is the essential reference for data warehouse and business intelligence design, packed with best practices, design tips, and valuable insight from industry pioneer Ralph Kimball and the Kimball Group. This Remastered Collection represents decades of expert advice and mentoring in data warehousing and business intelligence, and is the final work to be published by the Kimball Group. Organized for quick navigation and easy reference, this book contains nearly 20 years of experience on more than 300 topics, all fully up-to-date and expanded with 65 new articles. The discussion covers the complete data warehouse/business intelligence lifecycle, including project planning, requirements gathering, system architecture, dimensional modeling, ETL, and business intelligence analytics, with each group of articles prefaced by original commentaries explaining their role in the overall Kimball Group methodology.

Data warehousing/business intelligence industry's current multi-billion dollar value is due in no small part to the contributions of Ralph Kimball and the Kimball Group. Their publications are the standards on which the industry is built, and nearly all data warehouse hardware and software vendors have adopted their methods in one form or another. This book is a compendium of Kimball Group expertise, and an essential reference for anyone in the field.

  • Learn data warehousing and business intelligence from the field's pioneers
  • Get up to date on best practices and essential design tips
  • Gain valuable knowledge on every stage of the project lifecycle
  • Dig into the Kimball Group methodology with hands-on guidance

Ralph Kimball and the Kimball Group have continued to refine their methods and techniques based on thousands of hours of consulting and training. This Remastered Collection of The Kimball Group Reader represents their final body of knowledge, and is nothing less than a vital reference for anyone involved in the field.

About the Authors

Ralph Kimball, PhD, founded the Kimball Group and is a leading visionary in the data warehousing industry.

Margy Ross, President of the Kimball Group and DecisionWorks Consulting, has focused on DW/BI solutions since 1982.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The Reader at a Glance
  • Before You Dive in
  • Project/Program Planning
  • Requirements Definition
  • Data Architecture
  • Dimensional Modeling Fundamentals
  • Dimensional Modeling Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Fact Table Core Concepts
  • Dimension Table Core Concepts
  • More Dimension Patterns and Considerations
  • Back Room ETL and Data Quality
  • Technical Architecture Considerations
  • Front Room Business Intelligence Applications
  • Maintenance and Growth Considerations
  • Final Thoughts


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