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DATA WAREHOUSING FUNDAMENTALS: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals by Paulraj Ponniah

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14.8. EXERCISES

  1. Match the columns:

    1. information discovery mode

    2. data warehouse tourists

    3. query recasting

    4. data warehouse explorers

    5. downstream application

    6. overall enterprise management

    7. verification mode

    8. casual user

    9. data warehouse miners

    10. queries

    1. EIS

    2. needs intuitive interface

    3. plan, execute, assess

    4. confirm hypothesis

    5. information pull technique

    6. analyze large data volumes

    7. need status of indicators

    8. highly random access

    9. parse and improve query

    10. data mining

  2. Compare the usage and value of information in the data warehouse with those in operational systems. Explain the major differences. Discuss and give examples.

  3. Examine the potential users of your data warehouse. Can you classify the users into casual users, regular users, and power users? If this method of simple classification is inadequate, discuss how your users may be classified.

  4. Among the potential users in your data warehouse, whom can you classify as tourists? What are the characteristics of these tourists? How can you provide information for the tourists in your organization?

  5. What do you understand about the information delivery framework in the data warehouse environment? As an end-user information delivery specialist, discuss how you will establish such a framework for a heathcare maintenance organization (HMO).

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