Business Intelligence: The IBM Solution: Data Warehousing and OLAP
Mark Whitehorn, Mary WhitehornISBN: 1852330856;
Business Intelligence is an umbrella term, broadly covering the processes involved in extracting valuable business information from the mass of data that exists within a typical enterprise. This book concentrates on two aspects of Business Intelligence, together with the associated IBM products: Data Warehousing - IBM's Visual Warehouse, OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing) - IBM's DB2 OLAP Server. Having covered the concept of Data Warehousing and after looking at the problems it can solve, the authors show how to install, check and use the software to construct a sample data warehouse. On the way areas like: - data transformation; - scheduling; - business views; - sources are covered. Moving on from there, Mark and Mary Whitehorn take an in-depth look at OLAP. They plot a path through installation, making use of sample applications, and just to show that it does all work they show you how to construct a small but perfectly formed...
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