A Manager’s Guide to Data Warehousing
ISBN# 978-0-470-17638-2 John Wiley & Sons, May, 2009
By Laura L. Reeves
Learn more about data warehousing.
A successful data warehouse project can provide immense value for business enterprises or other organizations. Building and maintaining a data warehouse demands the combined efforts of both IT and non-technical personnel. While there are plenty of resources aimed at the technology professionals who design and build data ware-houses, there has to date been no useful guide written for a non-technical audience. This book fills that void and serves as an ideal resource for business and IT managers and others from the non-IT side who want to do their part to ensure data warehousing success.
This helpful book provides a solid introduction to the fundamentals of data warehousing. The author details each step of a data warehouse project, and provides a clear explanation of what’s involved in efficiently building a data warehouse and what must be done to deliver the data. You’ll examine the business management of a data warehouse and discover essential methods for cultivating a strong partnership between the business and IT elements of your organization. You can use this knowledge to be more effective when sharing your requirements and concerns during a project.
- The most common factors for ensuring data warehousing success and the roadblocks that can prevent it
- How to ensure that business and technical staff have a common understanding of the data warehouse project
- How to effectively communicate your business requirements for the data warehouse
- The tools you need to make certain that data is organized and can be delivered as needed
- Ways to deploy the data warehouse and ensure sustainable success
The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit
ISBN# 0-471-25547-5 John Wiley & Sons
By Ralph Kimball, Laura Reeves, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite
By Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite, Joy Mundy, Bob Becker
The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit provides the underlying fundamentals and framework required for each component of the data warehouse lifecycle that will help ensure a successful data warehouse/decision support implementation.
How do you get from “I have an idea” to “I have a warehouse?” You must integrate many tasks and components, and coordinate the efforts of many people, to build a successful data warehouse. It’s not enough to have the perfect data model, best-of-bread hardware and software, and smartest team members – you have to get them to work together. The Business Dimensional Lifecycle™ ensures that the right pieces are brought together in the right order (and at the right time) for success.
Building a Data Warehouse for Decision Support
ISBN# 0-13-371121-8 Prentice Hall
By Vidette Poe with contributions by Laura Reeves
ISBN# 0-13-769639-9 Prentice Hall
Building a Data Warehouse for Decision Support provides the underlying fundamentals and framework required for successful data warehouse and decision support solutions. Topics include defining strategic business requirements that will drive your data warehouse as well as techniques for data modeling and implementation planning. With real life case studies and “Tips from the Trenches”, Building a Data Warehouse for Decision Support is written especially for project managers, database designers and administrators, analysts, and system/data architects for a complete data warehouse road map!