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. .

Book Info
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.