Gray, Paul and Watson, Hugh J. (1998).
Decision Support in the Data Warehouse. (EN-0013)
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0137960794
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From Book News, Inc.
Elucidating the new decision support environment of data
warehousing, Gray (information science, Claremont Graduate U.) and Watson
(business administration, U. of Georgia) present strategies, support tools,
applications, products, services, and success stories. Includes "Codd's 12
rules for OLAP" (on-line analytical processing) and references. Book
News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Most data warehousing books provide little information
about the applications or tools that deliver the business value that the
data warehouse provides. The title includes a comprehensive survey of tools
and technologies available today. This book explores decision support in a
data warehousing environment. Focus is on building front-end decision
support systems. .
Demystifies data warehousing's technical jargon and
provides a complete framework for building, maintaining, and using a data
warehouse for decision support. DLC: Data warehousing.
From the Back Cover
Unlike most data warehousing books, this one focuses
specifically on using data warehouses for decision support. It shows how to
choose the best tools and get the best answers.This book walks step-by-step
through building and maintaining a data warehouse specifically to support
decision making. At a high level, it discusses the fundamental ideas and
concepts of data warehousing. It then explores state-of-the-art tools and
applications that can be used to improve the decision-making data delivered
by your data warehouse. Several vendors - including Oracle, the world's
leading RDBMS vendor - present products and detailed case studies showing
how to implement state-of-the-art decision support.For all database
administrators and IT professionals, especially those involved in creating
and building data warehouses or providing decision support.