Category Archives: Data Warehousing

Pool League Project: Post 1 Introduction

Overview Our pool league generally plays once a week (we miss some weeks for holidays and events).  To this point there have been 9 “seasons”, only the past two or three of which I have been a part.  However, we … Continue reading

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Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Overview I have had my eye on this book for awhile as I have been looking for a good analysis services book. After it was recommended to me a few times at the PASS Summit, and after looking at it … Continue reading

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Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit (2nd Edition)

I believe I bought this book a week or two after it came out (January 2008) with the intention of reading it immediately.  Unfortunately, life happens and I have no idea what came up but I’m sure it was good.  … Continue reading

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Music Tracking Post 03 – A Simple Relational Database Design

In the previous post (Looking at the Input Data), I talked about the structure of the data contained within the XML file for the Fake Business Problem.  Using XML to load a relational database has become common practice.  At this … Continue reading

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Music Tracking Post 02 – Looking at the input data

Going off of the fake business problem we would like to see what we have available within the provided files.  Our stated problem wants us to inquire about the following attributes: Genre Artist Album Track Event Date Time Device User … Continue reading

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Music Tracking Post 01 – A fake business problem

I have looked for ways in which to show off some tutorials for some time now.  I don’t want to possibly give away any intellectual property from any of the businesses for whom I have worked, as I don’t think … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

Over the past few weeks I have been fighting with what I would have at first thought to be a fairly straight forward task.  I was to add a few breakouts for some financial information that would provide the data … Continue reading

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Data Modeling Made Simple and Data Quality

So, over the past week or so when I went to VSLive! I was also in the process of trying to get a few more technical books read in the hopes that they will help me out with my Business … Continue reading

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