With two Chapters written by Claritee principals Dan Hughes and Ken Jones, Business Intelligence Techniques explores the challenge of liberating and harnessing large volumes of accounting data. The recent advancements in information technology have given organizations the ability to capture and store data in an efficient and effective manner. However, there is a widening gap between this data storage and usage of the data. Business intelligence techniques can help an organization obtain and process relevant accounting data quickly and cost efficiently. Such techniques include: query and reporting tools, online analytical processing (OLAP), statistical analysis, text mining, data mining, and visualization. Business Intelligence Techniques is a compilation of chapters written by experts in the various areas. While these chapters stand on their own, taken together they provide a comprehensive overview of how to exploit accounting data in the business environment.
The world of data warehousing and business intelligence has changed remarkably since the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit was published in 1998. Ralph Kimball and the Kimball Group refined the original set of lifecycle methods and techniques.With significant amounts of new and updated material, The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, 2nd Edition will set the standard for DW/BI system design and development for the next decade. It’s everything you need to know about the Kimball methodology.
Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross co-authored the third edition of Ralph’s classic guide to dimensional modeling. It provides a complete collection of modeling techniques, beginning with fundamentals and gradually progressing through increasingly complex real-world case studies.