Book Review: Star Schema

Star Schema by Christopher Adamson is a clearly written and comprehensive book about the all important topic of dimensional design. The ability to create a database with a dimensional design is essential to all business intelligence endeavors, and permeates many analytical processes.
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Book Review: Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems

An ugly reality of Business Intelligence development is the immense effort that is required to build and maintain the data warehouses that lie behind such an endeavor, particularly when data is coming in from multiple sources. In a typical situation, this task requires the use of ETL software to load data into the data warehouse, while transforming it to the desired structure. There is an inherent inflexibility in the procedure, since any change in design requires altering the ETL and reloading data.
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