4.3 Data Warehouse Design and Usage

“What goes into a data warehouse design? How are data warehouses used? How do data warehousing and OLAP relate to data mining?” This section tackles these questions. We study the design and usage of data warehousing for information processing, analytical processing, and data mining. We begin by presenting a business analysis framework for data warehouse design (Section 4.3.1). Section 4.3.2 looks at the design process, while Section 4.3.3 studies data warehouse usage. Finally, Section 4.3.4 describes multidimensional data mining, a powerful paradigm that integrates OLAP with data mining technology.

4.3.1 A Business Analysis Framework for Data Warehouse Design

“What can business analysts gain from having a ...

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