Data Warehouse Design

The preceding discussion gives you an idea of the issues that data warehousing evolved to address. In this section, we only scratch the surface of design considerations in bringing a data warehouse into existence and hope that will whet your appetite to learn more. Fortunately, it has never been easier to learn more about data warehousing than it is today.



The value of data warehousing was not always widely accepted. In its early days, it was viewed suspiciously and considered to be just a fad or an expensive waste of time by many IT practitioners. At best it was thought of as “nice to have” and something that only the largest, ...

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