Constructing Data Warehouses with Metadata-Driven Generic Operators, and More: Architecture, Methodology, and Paradigm Concepts, Algorithms, and Opera

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This book takes two effectiveness challenges in the Data Warehousing field in focus. The first and the primary one is a practical challenge. With the approach introduced in this book, Data Warehouse construction should become substantially cheaper, faster, and safer than it is today. The key for this effectiveness is the striking compactness of the approach. The second and the secondary one is a conceptual challenge. With the concise discussions around several fundamental concepts, thinking and discussing in this field should become more effective than it is nowadays. This book covers all major areas of Data Warehouse construction. It is introduced by a Data Warehouse definition and its context, four classifications, five categories of fifteen requirements, and a review of two methodologies and three constructional approaches. Along a sophisticated reference architecture, plenty of design issues, twenty-one design recommendations, eight practice recommendations, seven design principles, twenty-seven generic algorithms and techniques, twelve metadata-driven generic operators, seven working procedures, four paradigmatic foundations, and the paradigm principle itself are presented systematically. There are thirty-five easy-to-do constructional exercises included in the book. If you have completed them during the reading, you have laid the fundament of a sophisticated Data Warehouse before you close the book. Last but not least, the approach has already been realized in the real business world and verified with excellent results.

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"When I read Dr. Jiang's book I was impressed by three things. I was impressed by the book's

- Completeness

- Practicality

- Innovation.
Dr. Jiang's book represents the latest and the most complete step in the ongoing evolution of data warehousing. This book belongs on the desk of every serious practitioner. I enthusiastically welcome this latest stepping stone in the evolution that started a few decades ago." --From the foreword by Bill Inmon, "The Father of Data Warehousing"

"That is a significant feat!" --Claudia Imhof, PhD, President of Intelligent Solutions, and Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust

"I believe it could be a good addition to the data warehouse literature."
--Prof. Jiawei Han, PhD., the 2009 winner of the McDowell Award (the highest technical award made by IEEE), University of Illinis at Urbana-Champaing

About the Author:

Dr. Bin Jiang received his master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund/Germany in 1986. In 1992, he received his doctorate in Computer Science from ETH Zurich/Switzerland. During the research period, two of his publications in the field of database management systems were awarded as the best student papers at the IEEE Conference on Data Engineering in 1990 and 1992. Afterward, he worked for several major Swiss banks and insurance companies, and with one of the largest international data warehousing consulting firms as a system engineer, software developer, and application analyst in the early years, and then as a senior data warehouse consultant and architect for more than twenty years. Dr. Jiang is a Distinguished Professor of China Three Gorges University.

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