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

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Summary

Data warehousing has become a key component of any enterprise-wide data architecture and is no longer only practical for the largest enterprises. Data warehousing developed as a response to the many impediments to creating actionable information from the data collected by operational applications, impediments that only gradually became recognized as significantly undermining the potential of computers to help turn data into information. The issues existed not only because of historical technical limitations but also because of fundamental differences in optimum design between operational and informational applications.

A data warehouse provides the foundation for many data-driven applications. SQL Server 2008 provides a full-featured, powerful, ...

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