DW Evaluation Questions
Oracle Data Mart Suite
- Design tool does it know about star schemas? Does it have
rules checking that is consistent with data warehouse design (i.e., not normalized,
- Training and Consulting What training and consulting is available,
and what are the costs? What training and consulting is included with the
purchase of the suite, or is it all unbundled? Would you be able to provide
consultants and trainers with experience in the education sector?
- Can you supply us with the names and contact details of other universities
who have implemented this suite?
- Can you provide us with an evaluation copy?
- Licensing Do we have to purchase CALs (Client Access Licenses)
for Web access? Is there any deal for NT Server licensing for connecting to
the data warehouse?
- Metadata Repository Where is the Discover 2000 Workbook Wizard
column description held? Is there a single integrated repository for metadata?
Is it maintained automatically, i.e., does it record last refresh date, history
of changes, etc?
- Unix Will this be offered on the Linux/Unix platform? When?