Chapter 6. Data Warehouse Methodology

The Proof Is in the Experience

Hundreds of consultants over the past fifteen years have refined a consulting methodology and practice to the point where it now covers the full spectrum of data warehouse tasks. The methodology and processes shown in this chapter have been utilized around the world. It gives you insight to actual experiences and shows how you can perform the planning, design, building, implementation and support of data warehouse. These consultants have used their skills in industry-specific implementations, in areas such as retail, financial services, communications, transportation, government, insurance, and electronic commerce.

The Scalable Data Warehouse Methodology shown in Figure 6-1 consists ...

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