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

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9.9. EXERCISES

  1. Indicate if true or false:

    1. The importance of metadata is the same in a data warehouse as it is in an operational system.

    2. Metadata is needed by IT for data warehouse administration.

    3. Technical metadata is usually less structured than business metadata.

    4. Maintaining metadata in a modern data warehouse is just for documentation.

    5. Metadata provides information on predefined queries.

    6. Business metadata comes from sources more varied than those for technical metadata.

    7. Technical metadata is shared between business users and IT staff.

    8. A metadata repository is like a general purpose directory tool.

    9. Metadata standards facilitate metadata interchange among tools.

    10. Business metadata is only for business users; business metadata cannot be understood or used by IT staff.

  2. As the project manager for the development of the data warehouse for a domestic soft drinks manufacturer, your assignment is to write a proposal for providing meta-data. Consider the options and come up with what you think is needed and how you plan to implement a metadata strategy.

  3. As the data warehouse administrator, describe all the types of metadata you would need for performing your job. Explain how these types would assist you.

  4. You are responsible for training the data warehouse end-users. Write a short procedure for your casual end-users to use the business metadata and run queries. Describe the procedure in user terms without using the word metadata.

  5. As the data acquisition specialist, what types of metadata can help you? ...

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