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

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Chapter 6 Data Modeling

The cost of a model is more than compensated for by future savings. It not only presents an accurate picture of the product for the executives, but it also gives the tool-makers and production men an opportunity to criticize and to present manufacturing problems.

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When you have completed this chapter, you will be able to:

  Understand data modeling terms and concepts

  Create conceptual, logical and physical data models

  Structure data models using normalization.

In Chapter 5, you gained some perspective by understanding the essential ingredient ...

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