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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Chapter 14. Data Warehousing

Mark Frawley

This chapter is all about data warehousing. If you’ve been avoiding this topic—dismissing it perhaps as being too advanced, esoteric, or abstract to be applicable—this chapter will help you cast those excuses aside and embrace data warehousing. The practical advice and guidance we give will empower you and your end users to glean more useful information and intelligence from your data. We will begin with an explanation of exactly what data warehousing is and why you should care about it, and then we’ll show how to take advantage of specific Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data warehousing features.

Data Warehousing Defined

You’re in good company if you wonder exactly what is meant by data warehousing—and indeed ...

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