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Retail industry scenario

In this chapter we use a “real world” retail industry scenario to demonstrate a typical star-schema data warehousing flow using IBM InfoSphere DataStage. Included in the flow are the Complex Flat File, Distributed Transaction Stage, and Slowly Changing Dimension stage.

3.1 Retail industry scenario

In this scenario, we use a “real world” retail industry scenario to demonstrate a typical star-schema data warehousing flow using IBM InfoSphere DataStage. Hopefully, you can then extrapolate/customize this process flow to address the unique star-schema data warehousing requirements of your organization.

Our scenario assumes a fictitious national department store named WantThatStuff, which decides to build a star-schema based ...

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