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Some Issues in Design of Data Warehousing Systems

Some Issues in Design of Data Warehousing Systems
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Author(s): Ladjel Bellatreche (University of Science Technology, Hong Kong), Kamalakar Karlapalem (University of Science Technology, Hong Kong) and Mukesh Mohania (Western Michigan University, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 55
Source title: Data Warehousing and Web Engineering
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Shirley Becker (Northern Arizona University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-02-5.ch002

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Abstract

Information is one of the most valuable assets of an organization, and when used properly can assist intelligent decision-making that can significantly improve the functioning of an organization. Data warehousing is a recent technology that allows information to be easily and efficiently accessed for decision-making activities. On-line analytical processing (OLAP) tools are well studied for complex data analysis. A data warehouse is a set of subject-oriented, integrated, time varying and non-volatile databases used to support the decision-making activities (Inmon, 1992).

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