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Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit Classics: The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 2nd Edition; The Data Warehouse Lifecycle, 2nd Edition; The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit [Paperback]

Ralph Kimball , Margy Ross , Bob Becker , Joy Mundy , Warren Thornthwaite


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Book Description

April 6 2009 0470479574 978-0470479575 2

Cowritten by Ralph Kimball, the world's leading data warehousing authority

Delivers real-world solutions for the most time- and labor-intensive portion of data warehousing-data staging, or the extract, transform, load (ETL) process

Delineates best practices for extracting data from scattered sources, removing redundant and inaccurate data, transforming the remaining data into correctly formatted data structures, and then loading the end product into the data warehouse

Offers proven time-saving ETL techniques, comprehensive guidance on building dimensional structures, and crucial advice on ensuring data quality

This book is also available as part of the Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit Classics Box Set (ISBN: 9780470479575) with the following 3 books:

The Data Warehouse Toolkit, 2nd Edition (9780471200246)

The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, 2nd Edition (9780470149775)

The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit (9780764567575)


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1628 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (April 6 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470479574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470479575
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 10.3 x 31.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #260,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Three books that set the standard with their groundbreaking methods and techniques for data warehousing.

Great value! Save $10, value of the set is $155.

This set includes the following books from the Kimball Group:

The Data Warehouse Toolkit, Second Edition

This authoritative guide presents clear-cut guidelines for designing dimensional models through the use of real-world data warehouse case studies drawn from a variety of business application areas and industries. Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross help you master the full range of powerful techniques for designing dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query responses.

The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, Second Edition

With this second edition, Ralph Kimball and his Kimball Group colleagues refined the original set of Lifecycle methods and techniques based on their consulting and training experiences. They walk you through detailed steps of designing, developing, and deploying a data warehousing/business intelligence system, from business requirements gathering through delivery, with the steadfast goal of enabling users to make better, more informed business decisions.

The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit

Serving as a road map for planning, designing, building, and running the backroom of a data warehouse, this book provides complete coverage of proven, time-saving ETL techniques. You'll discover how a properly designed ETL system extracts data from the source systems, enforces data quality and consistency standards, conforms the data so that separate sources can be used together, and finally delivers the data in a presentation-ready format

About the Author

THE KIMBALL GROUP is the definitive source for dimensional data warehouse and business intelligence expertise. Kimball University, operated by the Kimball Group, offers public and onsite classes based on their bestselling Toolkit books and consulting experience. Learn more about the Kimball Group and Kimball University at www.kimballgroup.com.

RALPH KIMBALL, PhD, founder of the Kimball Group, has been a leading visionary and innovator in the data warehouse industry since 1982.

MARGY ROSS, President of the Kimball Group, has focused exclusively on decision support and data warehousing since 1982.

BOB BECKER has been designing large-scale data warehouse and business intelligence solutions since 1990.

JOY MUNDY has designed and implemented data warehousing and business intelligence systems since the early 1990s.

WARREN THORNTHWAITE has concentrated on decision support, data warehousing and business intelligence solutions since 1980.

JOE CASERTA is the Founder of Caserta Concepts, LLC, a data warehousing consulting firm.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Electronic version Dec 26 2012
By Amie Nel - Published on Amazon.com
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1. Would have been nice if the product was packaged in an electronic format.

2. A cd with the templates should be included.

3. Otherwise, excellent product. Well presented.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great books May 20 2013
By Clodoaldo Brasilino Leite Neto - Published on Amazon.com
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All three books are great, specially the Lifecycle book.

They give a good overview about how to implement, deploy and support data warehouses.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing books April 11 2013
By Bilal Al-Ghazi - Published on Amazon.com
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Very useful books, practical examples from real life scenarios. A must have for everyone wants to do data warehousing.invaluble source of information
5.0 out of 5 stars The Word about DataWarehousing Jan. 4 2013
By Walter Serpentini - Published on Amazon.com
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An excelent source of consultancy.
I thought of this book as some kind of HowTo, but it's greater than that.

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