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Data Warehousing Text Business Intelligence Text
¢ Chapters 5 10 ¢ Chapter 3 Including Case Study at end
Title: Data Warehousing Fundamentals for IT Professionals
Authors: Ponniah, Paulraj
Publisher: 2011 by John Wiley
Edition: 2nd edition
Data Warehousing Textbook:
Exercise #2 pg. 120
You are the vice president of marketing for a nation-wide appliance manufacturer with three production plants. Describe any three different ways you will tend to analyze your sales. What are the business dimensions for your analysis?
Exercise #4 pg. 137-138
You are the manager for the data warehouse project at a retail chain with stores all across the country and users in every store. How will you ensure that all the details necessary to decide on the DBMS are gathered during the requirements phase? Write a memo to the Senior Analyst directly responsible to coordinate the requirements definition phase.
Exercise #2 pg 161
You have recently been promoted to administrator for the data warehouse of a nationwide automobile insurance company. You are asked to prepare a checklist for selecting a proper vendor tool to help you with the data warehouse administration. Make a list of the functions in the management and control component of your data warehouse architecture. Use this list to derive the tool-selection checklist.
Exercise #5 pg. 221
As the data acquisition specialist, what types of metadata can help you? Choose one of the data acquisition processes and explain the role of metadata in that process.
Exercise #5 pg. 248
What is a factless fact table? Design a simple STAR schema with a factless fact table to track patients in a hospital by diagnostic procedures and time.
Title: Business Intelligence: A Managerial Approach
Business Intelligence Textbook:
Question 6-page 127
What can businesses learn from a government initiative like the CPR?