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Star Schema The Complete Reference-Christopher Adamson
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Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill
Publish date : 03-Sep-2010
Category : Data Warehousing
Mediatype : Books
Binding : Paperback
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List Price :   Rs. 650
Greenleaf Price :  Rs. 553
You Save :  Rs. 97
ISBN : 9780071744324 / Indian ISBN 13: 9780071070607
Pages : 524
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Book Summary : Star Schema The Complete Reference
The definitive guide to dimensional design for your data warehouse

Learn the best practices of dimensional design. Star Schema: The Complete Reference offers in-depth coverage of design principles and their underlying rationales. Organized around design concepts and illustrated with detailed examples, this is a step-by-step guidebook for beginners and a comprehensive resource for experts.

This all-inclusive volume begins with dimensional design fundamentals and shows how they fit into diverse data warehouse architectures, including those of W.H. Inmon and Ralph Kimball. The book progresses through a series of advanced techniques that help you address real-world complexity, maximize performance, and adapt to the requirements of BI and ETL software products. You are furnished with design tasks and deliverables that can be incorporated into any project, regardless of architecture or methodology.
  • Master the fundamentals of star schema design and slow change processing
  • Identify situations that call for multiple stars or cubes
  • Ensure compatibility across subject areas as your data warehouse grows
  • Accommodate repeating attributes, recursive hierarchies, and poor data quality
  • Support conflicting requirements for historic data
  • Handle variation within a business process and correlation of disparate activities
  • Boost performance using derived schemas and aggregates
  • Learn when it's appropriate to adjust designs for BI and ETL tools


Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 1: Analytic Databases and Dimensional Design
Chapter 2: Data Warehouse Architectures
Chapter 3: Stars and Cubes

Part II: Multiple Stars
Chapter 4: A Fact Table for Each Process
Chapter 5: Conformed Dimensions

Part III: Dimension Design
Chapter 6: More on Dimension Tables
Chapter 7: Hierarchies and Snowflakes
Chapter 8: More Slow Change Techniques
Chapter 9: Multi-Value Dimensions and Bridges
Chapter 10: Recursive Hierarchies and Bridges

Part IV: Fact Table Design
Chapter 11: Transactions, Snapshots and Accumulating Snapshots
Chapter 12: Factless Fact Tables
Chapter 13: Type-Specific Stars

Part V: Performance
Chapter 14: Derived Schemas
Chapter 15: Aggregates

Part VI: Tools and Documentation
Chapter 16: Design and Business Intelligence
Chapter 17: Design and ETL
Chapter 18: How to Design and Document a Dimensional Model

About the Author
Christopher Adamson is the founder of Oakton Software LLC and a faculty member at The Data Warehousing Institute. He works with customers in all industries to establish data warehousing strategies, define and prioritize projects, and design solutions. Chris has taught dimensional design to thousands of students worldwide, and has written numerous books and articles.
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