A Manager's Guide to Data Warehousing by Laura Reeves

By Laura Reeves

Aimed toward supporting company and IT managers basically speak with one another, this beneficial publication addresses matters straight-on and gives useful how you can construction a collaborative info warehouse . You’ll get transparent motives of the objectives and pursuits of every degree of the knowledge warehouse lifecycle whereas studying the jobs that either enterprise managers and technicians play at each one degree. Discussions of the main severe determination issues for fulfillment at each one part of the information warehouse lifecycle assist you comprehend ways that either company and IT administration could make judgements that most sensible meet unified goals.

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The Essentials of Data Warehousing Data warehousing is not new. Most large organizations have been investing in data warehousing for years. Currently, cost-effective technology is creating more possibilities for small and medium-size companies to build and deploy data warehouse solutions too. There are many stories about wild successes, and just as many about failed projects. With so much buzz about data warehousing, it is often assumed that everyone already knows the basics. However, many 3 4 Part I ■ The Essentials of Data Warehousing people are being exposed to these concepts for the first time.

These clearly defined business requirements also tend to stand the test of time. The specific data elements may change, but the need to monitor competitor performance will always be important. These requirements also remain fairly constant unless an organization completely changes business industry. R E F E R E N C E Chapter 6 provides more details about how to collect, understand, and communicate business requirements. Shifting to a Global Perspective Many organizations structure their employee performance expectations and goals on the results of that specific group.

Squeezing a sophisticated piece of technology onto an existing computer server is not likely to allow that tool to work effectively. It may even limit the functionality and will most certainly degrade the performance. Don’t try to save money by configuring the minimum supported environment. Look for the recommended configuration that will deliver the results you desire. If the technology does not work well, the effort to build the data warehouse may have been in vain. Roadblocks to Success Many organizations have failed in their data warehousing efforts.

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