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Mondrian in Action: Open source business analytics by William D. Back, Nicholas Goodman, and Julian Hyde

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Chapter 3. Creating the data mart

This chapter is recommended for

  Business analysts
Data architects
  Enterprise architects
  Application developers

Mondrian makes it easy for users to do analysis, but behind the scenes it requires data organized in a way that’s convenient for analysis. Historically data has been organized for operational use in third normal form (3NF), but Mondrian has adopted the use of star schema structures based on industry best practices.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the general architecture of an analytic solution and then explore star schemas, the “best practice” database modeling technique for analytic ...

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