The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit: Practical Techniques for Extracting, Cleaning, Conforming, and Delivering Data

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  • Cowritten by Ralph Kimball, the world's leading datawarehousing authority, whose previous books have sold more than150,000 copies
  • Delivers real-world solutions for the most time- andlabor-intensive portion of data warehousing-data staging, or theextract, transform, load (ETL) process
  • Delineates best practices for extracting data from scatteredsources, removing redundant and inaccurate data, transforming theremaining data into correctly formatted data structures, and thenloading the end product into the data warehouse
  • Offers proven time-saving ETL techniques, comprehensiveguidance on building dimensional structures, and crucial advice onensuring data quality
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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.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Apr 27, 2011
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