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

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Robust way to build a DWH without downtime

I have a process that build a data warehouse using Postgres. The process runs every day at midnight and works in three steps: Copy the production database (prod) to a temporary database (dwh_tmp) ...
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Should data warehouse provide data for data composition for real time business transactions [closed]

As title, I always had a feeling that data warehouse should only support for data analysis or the like, but shouldn't be used in real time transactions. (eg. being a data source to provide a product ...
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SQL Server : ETL Stage Index

We have a very large staging table (> 80 GB). From our source system we load invoice data in the staging table. From the staging we transform the data and load into DWH/Fact. Every day we delete the ...
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Which Azure Storage / Database Technology to make use of for large scale logging

I am looking into making use of Azure hosting services in order to develop a logging service for our company. Azure has a number of storage options available (I have listed links below). However I am ...
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ETL flow in Fact tables

I've got a simple theoretical question... If we discuss the principles, elements, design and implementation of a typical ETL flow for a dimension table then, in my understanding, (in short) I'd say ...
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Process dimension task is querying the wrong column!

I'm in the process of building a new data warehouse and I am starting out by building a few dimensions. I have created a fairly typical "Date" dimension and that seems ok. Now I am trying to create ...
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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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Should I use conventional or computed columns for trivial metrics in a fact table?

A fact table can often have measures which are basically trivial. For example Orders.NumOrders will probably be "1" for every real record (synthetic records representing "no order" may populate this ...
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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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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 R&...
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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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FK Issue with Fact Table

I have a Datawarehouse star schema. One Dim table is 'DimTweet'. This contains tweet details. For a selected date I want to be able to display the number of tweets. However, I have a problem in my ...
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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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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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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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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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secure specific tables in Data Warehouse

I'm newbie in this domain, I have a project that aim to create java application (Desktop Application) to manage roles based on users profile in a data warehouse. The thing that I'm not able to ...
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What is the Difference between Data Transformation vs Transportation?

Is there a difference in meaning between "data transformation" and "data transportation" in ETL process and data warehousing? or both concepts can be used interchangeably in this context? Thanks
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Database modelling : Creating a model for restaurant application which gives statistics

I am working on a server-side application in which users will be able to give ratings and comments to different factors of a 'Restaurant'. What the webapp does is takes all the ratings and creates ...
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SSAS Calculated Field - rolling sum, for a year of days

I have a fact table storing employee occurrences incurred day over day. I need to have a running sum over the past year of an employee's life. I had, on first pass, done this on ETL, making this "...
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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 process....
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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 schema)....
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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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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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data validation Datawarehouse ETL

Need a suggestion from Datawarehouse and ETL experts. I have a project which has bunch of fact and dimension table, and we wire the facts using surrogate keys to dimension (religiously following ...
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Is REDCap a Data Warehouse Environment?

I working with a web application used to capture research data called The Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system. I am assign to a project to manage the clinical data that are captured in ...
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Convert OLTP database to OLAP Datawarehouse

(http://imgur.com/p8Gy67E). Basically I need help to convert that OLTP Model to Data Warehouse in order to be used for further OLAP Cubes. I understand well the difference between the Star Schema and ...
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ssis surrogate key in parent child tables

I have two tables Person & Ownership having one to many relationship (each person have many ownerships). Primary Key is person_id of type GUID. I am developing SSIS package to load data from both ...
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commonly used diagram for ETL

A the title indicates. Am i wondering what is the most commonly used diagram to explain an ETL process? In my case the process is rather linear, would a flowchart suffice? or is a Use-case also ...
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Which Azure service for use as data warehouse/analysis store?

We currently have a database running in SQL Server 2012 Standard. We need to export data periodically (a "data dump") of a particular set of data to "a location to be decided" where the client's ...
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How can I handle delayed records a month or older on a table clustered on time?

I have a two part question really for anyone working with data warehousing where they have large fact tables. Question 1 Lets say you have a table that has 500 million or more records in it that is ...
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Database choice for structured big data to be queried with SQL

I have a system that harvests and registers a total of 500K (master table) and 100 million (detail table) into a two table master/detail database, per day. The detail table has around 50 fields, two ...
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Fact Table with day grain that has many records that don't change

So I have a daily snapshot fact table that stores financial account balances. Normally, this would be pretty easy, just have a record for every day for every account. My problem is that table would ...
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Time out while connecting to the database. Current time out value is 30 seconds

I am installing a repository creation utility on a windows 8 x64 bit system and getting the following error: Time out while connecting to the database. Current time out value is 30 seconds When ...