The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, 2nd Edition: Practical Techniques for Building Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Systems

John Wiley & Sons, 2008


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.


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Tools and Utilities

Chapter 2

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Project plan task list DOWNLOAD

Chapter 3

Requirements questionnaire for business manager or analyst DOWNLOAD
Example pre-interview letter to brief interviewee DOWNLOAD
Example business user kickoff meeting agenda DOWNLOAD

Chapter 5

Sample architecture document table of contents DOWNLOAD
Sample product evaluation matrix DOWNLOAD
Metadata data model and create scripts DOWNLOAD

Chapter 7

Example high level model diagram DOWNLOAD
Example detailed dimensional design worksheet DOWNLOAD

Chapter 8

Physical model template DOWNLOAD

Chapter 10

Date dimension spreadsheet DOWNLOAD

Chapter 12

Sample report mockup DOWNLOAD
Sample report description spreadsheet DOWNLOAD