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Data Warehouse Construction: Forces Driving Architectural Evolution Summary
In this article in his series on data warehouse construction, Bin Jiang looks at extracting, transforming and loading the data for the data warehouse, explaining how the ETL process is evolving.

Topics: Data Warehousing, ETL

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
05-02-2013
Data Warehouse Construction: Constructional Efficiency Summary
In this article, Bin Jiang discusses the constructional efficiencies that can be realized by using a metadata-driven generic operator approach when building a data warehouse.

Topics: Data Warehousing

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
04-04-2013
Data Warehouse Construction: Generator or Operator? Summary
In this article, Bin Jiang explores the difference between compilers and interpreters or generators and operators from the software administration and operating perspective.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Metadata

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
03-07-2013
Data Warehouse Construction: Compiler, Interpreter and Operator Summary
Bin Jiang discusses metadata-drive generic operators as another possible option for centralizing generic knowledge.

Topics: Data Warehousing

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
02-07-2013
Data Warehouse Construction: A Constructional Paradigm Shift? Summary
Bin Jiang discusses a new constructional paradigm for data warehousing. He proposes that the construction would be substantially more effective if the domain-generic knowledge is kept centralized.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Metadata

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
01-10-2013
Metathink: Big Data or Challenging Data? Summary
Bin Jiang explores what "big" data really means and provides questions you should address before implementing a big data initiative.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Big data

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
12-28-2012
Data Warehouse Construction: Generator, Generic Knowledge and Operative Metadata Summary
Bin Jiang explains the metadata-driven generic approach to data warehouse construction.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Metadata

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
12-06-2012
Metathink: An Enterprise-Wide Single Version of the Truth, and Beyond Summary
In this article, Bin Jiang discusses the infrastructure required for an enterprise-wide single version of the truth.

Topics: Data Warehousing

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
11-13-2012
Data Warehouse Construction: The Real Life Summary
Bin Jiang looks at current data warehouse processes and explains why a new approach is needed for data warehouse construction.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Architecture

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
10-11-2012
Data Warehouse Construction: Behavior Pattern Analysis Summary
In this article, Bin Jiang analyzes the typical programming process used for ETL mechanism construction.

Topics: Data Warehousing, ETL

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
09-13-2012
Data Warehouse Construction: How Would Great Engineers Have Done It? Summary
Bin Jiang explores how Archimedes and Henry Ford may have employed the ETL mechanism in data warehousing.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, ETL

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
08-23-2012
Refining the Enterprise Data Warehouse Definition by Requirements Categorization Summary
Bin Jiang elaborates on five categories of system requirements for the enterprise data warehouse.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
07-12-2012
Defining Data Warehouse Variants by Classification Summary
Bin Jiang discusses how having a well-designed classification system to define data warehousing terms is beneficial and shares the four classifications he thinks are most accurate.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
06-25-2012
1001 Data Warehouse Definitions: Is This One Accurate? Summary
Bin Jiang closely examines the definition of data warehouse and determines three functionalities should always be included.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
06-07-2012
Is Inmon's Data Warehouse Definition Still Accurate? Summary
Bin Jiang examines Bill Inmon's definition of data warehouse to see if it is still accurate for data warehousing today.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Integration

by Bin Jiang, Ph.D. | 0 comments
05-10-2012

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