Advanced Dimensional Modeling Techniques for Practitioners

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 7th & 8th, 2010 - Munich

Chris Adamson
(PresseBox) ( Troisdorf, )
- Check-In: 08:30 - 09:00
- Program: 09:00 - 17:00

Real world data warehouse designs rarely resemble the simple star schemas found in product demos or introductory courses - a single fact table, fully additive facts, and several standard dimension tables.

This course takes you beyond fundamental principles of dimensional design, providing an extended set of techniques to address real-world complexity.

The course begins with a brief review of the core concepts dimensional modeling. These fundamentals are then built upon in four areas: multi-star designs, alternative fact table designs, dimensional intricacy, and scaling.

This comprehensive treatment provides the breadth and depth you will need to meet your data warehouse design challenges - whether you are building a dimensional data warehouse, a Corporate Information Factory, or stand-alone data marts.

You Will Learn

- Why most subject areas require multiple fact tables, and how to identify them
- When to use alternatives to the basic transaction fact table, including periodic snapshots, accumulating snapshots, and type-specific stars
- How to cope with dimensional intricacy, using techniques such as bridge tables, mini-dimensions, time-stamped dimensions and hybrid slow changes
- Techniques to ensure your data warehouse will scale as new subject areas are added Geared To

This course is geared toward professionals who need a comprehensive understanding of star schema design.

- Data warehouse designers
- Business intelligence developers
- Report designers
- Project managers
- Power users
- Database administrators

Instructor for all courses: Chris Adamson, Oakton Software LLC

Chris Adamson is an independent consultant, educator and author. He works with customers in all industries to develop data warehouse strategies, define and prioritize projects, and design solutions. He has taught dimensional design to thousands of students world wide. Chris's latest book is Star Schema: The Complete Reference. His other work includes and Data Warehouse Design Solutions andMastering Data Warehouse Aggregates. Chris blogs about data warehousing at
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