Data warehousing tips

The data warehousing process is first and foremost about making operational data easily accessible so that management can get answers to business questions in an efficient manner. The first step in creating a data warehouse is to determine what information is needed most -- critical to management and the business.

The data warehousing process is first and foremost about making operational data easily accessible so that management can get answers to business questions in an efficient manner.

The first step in creating a data warehouse is to determine what information is needed most -- critical to management and the business.

This special guide is aimed at aiding the data warehouse implementation exercise.

  • Data warehousing: Where to start
    You've been chosen to spearhead the creation of your organisation's first data warehouse. So where do you start?

  • Try user-mining in writing data warehouse specs
    Learn some techniques for mining user knowledge that will help you create an effective data warehouse.

  • Seven deadly sins of data warehouse development
    Conventional OLTP techniques that worked in the past may turn out to be big mistakes.

  • Making the operational case for data warehousing
    You know you need a data warehouse but how do you convince management to spring for this shapeless, faceless thing that has no explicit price tag and no explicit benefit? Here are some pointers.

  • Seven steps to data warehouse development
    With a few minor adjustments in your approach, you can deliver a successful warehouse implementation, even if it's your first.

  • How to combine online, offline data
    Initial customer relationship management promises to analyse data across all customer channels never materialised. Feeding data from disparate customer systems into a central data warehouse is the right way to solve this problem.
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