INDEX

Additive measures, 237

Agent technology, 59

Aggregates

fact tables, 266270

need for, 266

Aggregation

goals, 271

options, 271272

suggestions for, 271272

Alert systems, 188

Analysis, 359

Analytical processing, see OLAP

Applications, 359360

Architecture, 141160

characteristics of, 143146

definitions for, 141142

framework, 146148

in major areas, 142143

technical, 148156

types of

centralized, 32, 156

data-mart bus, 32, 160

federated, 33, 159

hub-and-spoke, 33, 159

independent data marts, 34, 156

Archived data, 36

Backup, see also Recovery

reasons for, 505

schedule, 506507

strategy, 505506

Best practices, real-world examples of,

airlines, 549

credit union, 552553

health care, 550

home improvement retail, 552

international shipping and delivery, 551

life insurance, 553

phone service, 552

rail services, 551

securities, 551

specialty textiles, 550

telecommunications, 553

travel, 550

Bitmapped index, 481482. See also Indexing

Bottom-up approach, 3031

Browser, Web, 418419

B-Tree index, 479480. See also Indexing

Business data, dimensional nature of, 101102

Business dimensions

examples of, 102103

hierarchies, 106107

Business intelligence

evolution of, 1819

two environments, 19

Business metrics, 107

Business requirements, see Requirements

CASE tools, 232

Categories, in dimensions, 106107

Checkpoint, for data loads, 493

Cleansing, see Data cleansing

Client/server architecture, 174175

Cluster detection, in data mining, 440443

Clustered indexes, 482

Clustering, 466 ...

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