RALPH KIMBALL, PhD, founder of the Kimball Group, has been a leading visionary inthe data warehousing industry since 1982 and is one of today's best-known speakers and educators. He is the author of several bestselling titles published on data warehousing,including The Data Warehouse Toolkit (Wiley).
JOE CASERTA is the founder of Caserta Concepts, LLC, a data warehousing consulting firm. He writes frequently for print and online magazines, and is an active contributor to DWList, the major online community for data warehousing professionals.
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.
Data is probably your company’s most important asset, soyour data warehouse should serve your needs. The fullyupdated Second Edition of Data Warehousing For Dummies helpsyou understand, develop, implement, and use data warehouses, andoffers a sneak peek into their future. You’ll learn to:Analyze top-down and bottom-up data warehouse designsUnderstand the structure and technologies of data warehouses,operational data stores, and data martsChoose your project team and apply best development practicesto your data warehousing projectsImplement a data warehouse, step by step, and involve end-usersin the processReview and upgrade existing data storage to make it serve yourneedsComprehend OLAP, column-wise databases, hardware assisteddatabases, and middlewareUse data mining intelligently and find what you needMake informed choices about consultants and data warehousingproducts
Data Warehousing For Dummies, 2nd Edition also shows youhow to involve users in the testing process and gain valuablefeedback, what it takes to successfully manage a data warehouseproject, and how to tell if your project is on track. You’llfind it’s the most useful source of data on the topic!
In this book, leading data warehouse experts from the KimballGroup share best practices for using the upcoming “BusinessIntelligence release” of SQL Server, referred to as SQLServer 2008 R2. In this new edition, the authors explain howSQL Server 2008 R2 provides a collection of powerful new tools thatextend the power of its BI toolset to Excel and SharePoint usersand they show how to use SQL Server to build a successful datawarehouse that supports the business intelligence requirements thatare common to most organizations. Covering the complete suite ofdata warehousing and BI tools that are part of SQL Server 2008 R2,as well as Microsoft Office, the authors walk you through a fullproject lifecycle, including design, development, deployment andmaintenance.Features more than 50 percent new and revised material thatcovers the rich new feature set of the SQL Server 2008 R2 release,as well as the Office 2010 releaseIncludes brand new content that focuses on PowerPivot for Exceland SharePoint, Master Data Services, and discusses updatedcapabilities of SQL Server Analysis, Integration, and ReportingServicesShares detailed case examples that clearly illustrate how tobest apply the techniques described in the bookThe accompanying Web site contains all code samples as well asthe sample database used throughout the case studies
The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit, Second Editionprovides you with the knowledge of how and when to use BI toolssuch as Analysis Services and Integration Services to accomplishyour most essential data warehousing tasks.
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.