The world of data warehousing has changed remarkably since the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit was published in 1998. In that time, the data warehouse industry has reached full maturity and acceptance, hardware and software have made staggering advances, and the techniques promoted in the premiere edition of this book have been adopted by nearly all data warehouse vendors and practitioners. In addition, the term "business intelligence" emerged to reflect the mission of the data warehouse: wrangling the data out of source systems, cleaning it, and delivering it to add value to the business.
Ralph Kimball and his colleagues have refined the original set of Lifecycle methods and techniques based on their consulting and training experience. The authors understand first-hand that a data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) system needs to change as fast as its surrounding organization evolves. To that end, they walk you through the detailed steps of designing, developing, and deploying a DW/BI system. You'll learn to create adaptable systems that deliver data and analyses to business users so they can make better business decisions.
Ralph Kimball, PhD, is the Founder of the Kimball Group and has been a leading visionary in the data warehouse industry since 1982.
The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data WarehouseToolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling,and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides inthis space. This new third edition is a complete library of updateddimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collectionever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modelingpatterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new andexpanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more.Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide aseducators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in datawarehousing and business intelligenceBegins with fundamental design recommendations and progressesthrough increasingly complex scenariosPresents unique modeling techniques for business applicationssuch as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting,customer relationship management, big data analytics, and moreDraws real-world case studies from a variety of industries,including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications,education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more
Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand andprovide fast query response with The Data WarehouseToolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rdEdition.
When Berry and Linoff wrote the first edition of Data MiningTechniques in the late 1990s, data mining was just starting tomove out of the lab and into the office and has since grown tobecome an indispensable tool of modern business. This newedition—more than 50% new and revised— is asignificant update from the previous one, and shows you how toharness the newest data mining methods and techniques to solvecommon business problems. The duo of unparalleled authors shareinvaluable advice for improving response rates to direct marketingcampaigns, identifying new customer segments, and estimating creditrisk. In addition, they cover more advanced topics such aspreparing data for analysis and creating the necessaryinfrastructure for data mining at your company.Features significant updates since the previous edition andupdates you on best practices for using data mining methods andtechniques for solving common business problemsCovers a new data mining technique in every chapter along withclear, concise explanations on how to apply each techniqueimmediatelyTouches on core data mining techniques, including decisiontrees, neural networks, collaborative filtering, association rules,link analysis, survival analysis, and moreProvides best practices for performing data mining using simpletools such as Excel
Data Mining Techniques, Third Edition covers a new datamining technique with each successive chapter and then demonstrateshow you can apply that technique for improved marketing, sales, andcustomer support to get immediate results.
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 pioneersGet up to date on best practices and essential design tipsGain valuable knowledge on every stage of the project lifecycleDig 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.