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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives by Greg Low, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Adam Machanic, Kalen Delaney, Paul Nielsen

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Chapter 50. BI for the relational guy

Erin Welker

I have frequently been asked by database administrators (DBAs) how they can learn more about business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing. A skill set in database administration is a good base for data warehouse administration and business intelligence, which is why so many data warehouse administrators you meet are either ex-DBAs or perform double duty at their place of employment (I include myself in this category). The approaches have many differences, though. You could even say that the approach to OLTP database design and administration is completely at odds with the approach to designing a business intelligence solution. In this chapter, I will introduce some of the key terminology ...

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