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Modeling & Designing the Data Warehouse

Course Outline


  • The Need for proper understanding of Data Warehousing
  • The Key Issues
  • The Definition of a Data Warehouse
  • The Lifecycle of a Data Warehouse
  • The Goals of a Data Warehouse
  • Why Data Warehousing is different from OLTP

Managing The Data Warehouse

  • Fundamental considerations
  • Staffing
  • Project Planning
  • Project Monitoring

E/R Modeling Vs Dimension Tables

  • Data Hub Design

Designing a Product-Oriented Data Warehouse

  • Terms & Definitions
  • A Grocery Store Example

Assignment 1

Assignment 1 completed

On Line Analytic Processing

Mechanics of the Design
  • Interviewing End-Users and DBAs
  • Assembling the team
  • Choosing Hardware/Software platforms
  • Server-Side activities
  • Client-Side activities
Handling Aggregates

Designing a Customer-Oriented Data Warehouse

Assignment 2

Advanced Data Hub Design
  • The Value Chain
  • The Product Dimension
  • Snowflaking
  • The Customer Dimension
  • Slowly Changing Dimensions
  • Demographic Minidimensions
  • Junk Minidimensions
  • Factless Facts

Assignment 3

Review of materials covered through write ups

At Large Topics
  • Data Quality
  • Data Transformation
  • Metadata Development and Administration
  • Data Mining
At Large Topics continued
  • Query and Reporting Tools
  • The Distributed Data Warehouse
  • Executive Information Systems and the Data Warehouse
  • External Unstructured Data and the Data Warehouse
  • Data Warehousing and Standardized Benchmarks
  • The Data Warehouse and Technology
  • Migration to the Architectured Environment



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