My new video course — Agile Data Warehouse Design — is now on the market.
A data warehouse is a database dedicated to decision support and business analysis. The inputs to a data warehouse are data from the day-to-day operational systems. A data warehouse integrates the input data and restructures it so that it is amenable to data mining.
With an agile approach developers build a data warehouse rapidly to get it into the hands of business users so they can give feedback. Where possible, SQL code substitutes for programming and ETL scripts.
The course is organized about a threaded case study for the retail industry.