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The Analytical Puzzle: Profitable Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics by David Haertzen

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Appendix A Glossary

 

Term

Definition

Abstraction

Abstraction captures the most important features shared by a group of similar entities. For example, a party is an abstraction of persons and organizations.

Additive Fact

An additive fact is a set of measurements in a dimensional data store where all numeric measurements can be correctly summed across all dimensions.

Aggregate

A process where data is added, producing summarized information. Calculating and storing aggregate results can greatly improve the speed and efficiency of data mart query results.

Analysis

The process ...

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