Chapter 10. Data Consolidation and Integration

10.1. Introduction

Once the master data model issues have been resolved, the project reaches the point where data from the identified source data sets can be consolidated into the master environment. To develop the master repository, there are a number of considerations that must be thought out. First of all, one must always keep in mind that there are two aspects to consolidation and integration: the initial migration of data from source data and the ongoing integration of data instances created, modified, or removed from the master environment. The first aspect will be familiar to anyone involved in building a data warehouse or in any kind of data cleansing activity; the second aspect essentially ...

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