A database system optimised for reporting, particularly in aggregate. Often, but not always implemented using a star schema.

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TSQL vs SSIS Lookup

I was trying to find some well performing Tsql equivalents for the SSIS Lookup component. Especially for Fact table loading. After few different query patterns the most obv performed the best: ...
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Using a data warehouse staging database as a source of operational data

Should you use the staging database within a data warehouse as a source of operational data? ie, is it good practice for other operational (non BI) systems to source their data from this database? ...
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How to dynamically generate rows based on value in a column

I'm attempting to write a query to denormalize some data for integrating to our data warehouse, specifically around generating some time slots. In my source system, I have table that has a start time ...
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Force chain to start immediately after completion instead of on a timer

Is it possible to force an Oracle chain to restart immediately after it finishes executing, instead of on a timer? I have only found ways to do a temporal restart, which doesn't really work for me as ...
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SQL Server 2012 Data Warehousing Overall Flow [closed]

I am studying Data Warehousing in SQL Server 2012 I am attempting to learn the various tools included by practicing on the different tools separately. I have practiced with: AdventureWorks ...
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Designing an Accumulating Snapshot with Repeated Groups, need advise

Situation I need to create a pie chart that has to be able to be represented at the following levels: District, Region, and School. At the student level it has to show the trend of the student over ...
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Design of fact table(s) and dimensions tables for data warehouse

Hi i'm newbie in Datawarehousing, how would you model this in a Data Warehouse: i wish design the Data Warehouse which give the answers of statistics relating to a baseball league For players in ...
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How to load .dat files to oracle database

I have .DAT files extracted from telecom switch. I want to upload this file to an Oracle server using IBM data-stage ETL tool. Unfortunately these files are not readable format. This is a picture ...
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How to migrate data of to another sql server

Good day, I have a database running on a virtual machine hosted at our ISP. It is a fairly large database which has about 5GB of data inserted into it every day (network logs). It is partitioned ...
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Separating system databases from MDW SQL Server 2008 R2

We have the Management Datawarehouse feature configure on two of our SQL Servers. Both point to the same central database and upload their results to it. Everything works fine with the built in ...
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Database design suggestions for a data scraping/warehouse application?

I'm looking into the database design for a data warehouse kind of project which involves a large number of inserts daily. The data archives will be further used to generate reports. I will have a ...
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Dimension or Degenerate Dimension?

I am taking a course on data warehousing. Currently, I am reading through Ralph Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit. I understand that a degenerate dimension is a dimension key that is stored in a fact ...
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Looking for ideas on maintaining data warehouse in close to real-time - ETL tools, etc

I have done a fair number of traditional data warehouse implementations where the loads were done in a batch-oriented manner, i.e. the data is refreshed nightly or, at most, every few hours. I now ...
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Fastest mechanism to move data between tables in SQL server

We are building a data warehouse. For some of our target tables, the only way to manage the process correctly is to re-transform all the data every time something changes. Currently we do this using ...
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Open source tools to manage Data Quality [closed]

Are there open source (or commercial) tools that can report data quality issues in a data warehouse using the Kimball star schema model? It doesn't have to be the silver bullet. I'm just looking for ...
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Best practices to segment people and attributes for advertising database

we have a database where we store people some attributes per person in the following tables: people (id, name, email, phone) people_attributes (id, person_id, attribute_name, attribute_value) ...
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Table for actual values

I have a database where logging happens and is processed in a data-warehouse styled environment. This means there are staging cycles where the data comes in and then is processed. For a reporting ...
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how many fact tables do I need given I want to build an OLAP for Quotation Line Item and Purchase Order Line Item report?

My client wants a report that looks something like this on a daily basis. +---------------+-------------------------+-----------------+---------------------+-------------+ | ProductNumber | ...
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Dimension for Product Properties based on Product Type - Sparse Dimension?

I am creating dimension of product properties for sales facts. Property of product depend of product type. For example: - Type = smartphone. Properties = model, OS, size - Type = book. Properties = ...
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500GB Data Warehouse - how to split it into FileGroups?

OK, so I have: 500 GB DW 5 GB in smaller DBs 220 GB TempDB 350 GB in Log files. My machine is Fujitsu Primergy 64 cores (with HT) and 192 GB RAM. I have several IO locations: 540 GB in-server ...
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Migrate Management Data Warehouse to a New Instance

Is there a defined procedure to follow for moving a SQL Server 2012 management data warehouse to a new server\instance? We intend to setup an MDW on a test sql server instance first, but will then ...
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Running materialized view refresh in parallel

I have a large materialized view that is refreshed periodically (complete refresh) and I would like to do it in parallel. I can already run the query part in parallel but the problem is (much slower) ...
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What type of fact table / loading solution for a reservation system?

I am designing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2012 and SSIS. The source system handles hotel reservations. The reservations are split between two tables, header and header line item. The ...
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creating a report on the mysql jasperReport server

I have mysql local database, in it I have sample data mart. I have installed jasperReport server to my computer. Just using this tool, I want connect to the local mysql database and just create a pdf ...
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sql server 2008 execution plan different on two production servers [closed]

We have two servers running SQL server 2008 R2, with identical databases, where we implemented a datawarehousing solution. The cube processing operation was taking a VERY long time in one of the ...
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Monoblock, Multiblock queries?

What exactly mean the terms monoblock / multiblock queries in data warehouses when talking about materialized views? Does a monoblock query just use one data source (a normal table) while a multiblock ...
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An advice to design a fact table with a scd as a dimension

I have a problem of conception and I would like to get your ideas on how I'll be able to do what I am aiming. My goal is to create a datawarehouse, with three dimensions and one fact table so far. ...
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Possible career paths for Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) [closed]

In order to be confident in databases as a entry level job candidate, I completed the OCA certification. Now I want to know what career paths follow this. Can one go into data-mining, BI, or ...
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How to prevent users other than DBAs from creating database links

To begin, please keep in mind that I am a very green DBA. I have done prior research and have not really found anything too promising, or maybe it just seems that way because I am still struggling in ...
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Can a surrogate key and a primary key be in the same table?

For example we have: Surrogate key: ABC123 Primary key: 1 Name: James Is this legit in a Data Warehouse table?
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Teradata performance statistics

I need some statistics regarding the performance of Teradata, something like with a given hardware, given nodes and given AMPs - a table which has thousands of rows can be read in 't' secs. I need ...
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What are good resources on data modelling for business intelligence? [closed]

We are a SaaS startup offering purchase & procurement solutions. The data model for operational transactions has been created (relational DB). We also want to offer analytics on those transactions ...
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Query to return fields of distinct values per key

In the process of building a data warehouse we are creating some aggregation tables for a reporting engine. We would like to build a single aggregation table from the fact table that can exist as list ...
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SQL Server 2005 replication for a data warehouse

We are trying to implement some kind of Data Warehouse at my current employer. Most of our data is in a SQL Server 2005, but we might also integrate some Access databases and some databases in a SQL ...
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How to choose suitable naming convention for Dimensional Table Column in a Data Mart?

I have done a lot of reading on naming columns for use in a data mart / data warehouse, as well as for general programming usage. For example, if I had a business branch in a normal application I ...
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Benefits of using Staging Database while designing Data Warehouse [closed]

I am in process of designing a Data Warehouse Architecture. While exploring various options to Extract data from Production and putting into Data Warehouse, I came across many articles which mainly ...
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How Many Rows om Int and Big Int [closed]

How many rows does datatype int and big int retrieve in their table when you work with fact table in SQL server?
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Dimensional model or Relational model for data warehouse? [closed]

I have a pretty trivial questions in data warehouse, I know we use Dimensional data model to construct data marts and use Relational data model in staging area. What data model technique we use to ...
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SSIS convert DT_WSTR to date

I'm new to SSIS trying to covert data types. I'm pulling data from Google Analytics and loading data into a SQL 2008 database. The date column from Google analytics appears as "DT_WSTR" and the values ...
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Oracle scheduler chain priority in data warehouse applications

The scenario is as follows: We have a data warehouse type application that relies on the Oracle job scheduler and a Chain. This chain is responsible for generating materialized views (caches) that ...
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How to keep the data warehouse synchronised with the source systems? [closed]

I'm a DBA who is responsible for exporting data from an ERP system for Business Intelligence purposes. The data from ERP system is being sent to the data warehouse and they are used in the ETL ...
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How to change a web application that now needs to become OLTP and OLAP application?

Previously, I did a simple web application for an enterprise client using PHP and MySQL. After some time, it has grown to a point where I realized after talking with people here that I need to treat ...
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Conformed Fields or Snowflake? - Shop and Customer Location

I have shop dimension and customer dimension which both has location information. Should I create location dimension to correlate shop location and customer location? I believe this one is called ...
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Constellation Schema; Relationships between fact tables

What are acceptable types of depedendcies between facts in a multiple-fact schema? Conceptually talking, As you know a Multi-Dimensional Model may have multiple facts (like in a constellation ...
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Override Dimension Column Value

I have a dimension with a column called 'Type'. There is a list of default 'Types' in this dimension. However, this 'Type' column can be overriden. i.e. each user can replace the default value with ...
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Beginning Data Warehouse Design [closed]

I am beginning to develop a Data Warehouse. The data does not already exist in a relational database. Instead it will be sourced from various 3rd party vendors. The data requirements have been drawn ...
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Data Warehouse - Slowly Changing Dimensions with Many to Many Relationships

As an example, let's say I have a fact table with two dimensions and one measure FactMoney table ProjectKey int PersonKey int CashAmount money The two dimensions are defined like this: ...
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How to simplify schema for multi database / hundreds of millions of rows data set

We currently have a MySQL data set that was started about 10 years ago that aggregates a log of data, and accumulates millions of rows each month. The people that developed our system started ...
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Using N-Tier in Business Intelligence

I have read that you also can apply N-Tier for Businesss Intelligence based on these criteria: *Presentation *Functional logic *Data What is your experience when you are using N-Tier? // ...
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Is there a way to check which views have data? Oracle 11g

I'm undergoing a cleanup process for a data mart design. However, I want to get rid of any views (in the design) which result in having 1 or less rows of data. Instead of manually going through ...