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

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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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SSAS bridge table with Slowly changing dimensions

I am designing a datamart using the basic principles of Kimball for use in SSAS. I have a many many to many attribute relationships (multi-valued dimension objects), however I have a few questions: ...
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What options exist for replicating SQL Server over the public internet

Specifically, I'd like to set up a reporting copy of a SQL Server 2012 transactional database. This primary runs in a managed services provider, and I want a copy in an AWS EC2 SQL Server instance. ...
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Proxy for MDW data collection on remote servers - SQL Server 2012

I am trying to setup data collection (for disk usage) from remote servers and upload it to my MDW database. I understand I will need a proxy set up for the agent to do this but which subsystem to I ...
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What is the recommended RAID configuration for data Warehouse? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand if there is RAID best for data warehouse.( for version SQL Server 2012 or 2014). so What is the best RAID for data Warehouse performance wise? What is the recommended RAID ...
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Data Warehouse for reporting - 6 Dimension tables,or 1 table and 6 views?

Problem: I have been asked to add a Dimension table to our data warehouse and create the ETL tasks to populate it. Lets call the table "DimInternalFault". The source table for DimInternalFault is ...
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Datavaulting polymorphic association (conditional) columns

I'm trying to implement data vault into our business but I'm stuck with the data vault model. We are having some source tables (3NF) which contain some polymorphic association (conditional) columns: ...
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Dimensional Model for inheritance in dimensions

How are dimensions typically modeled in a dimensional model if one dimension logically inherits from another dimension? For example, assume I have an Employee dimension and a Driver dimension, where ...
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Handle Duplicate entries in Fact table in Data Cube

We have been constructing data cube for our project in which we are facing a problem like 1 to many relationship in the dimension tables and making entries in fact table (duplication). ...
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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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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 ...
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New fact table or new dimension

I have a fact table with 2 dimensions: cohort_id date_id Each record contains the amount of active users from a specific cohort at a particular date - typical structure for the cohort analysis. ...
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Is there value in storing audit fields in a fact table?

I've always stored at least two basic housekeeping fields in all of my dimension and fact tables: DateCreated and DateModified. However, this adds two fairly wide (eight bytes each, in MS SQL) ...
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Data warehouse: Can I tell any details from Source System on delays or blocks? [closed]

I have a MS SQL Server 2012 machine that is acting as our data warehouse currently. We are having issues with long running jobs, and am curious if there is a way to get detailed historical logging on ...
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Use trigger to update SCD2 End date and IsCurrentRow flag

I'm implementing a data warehouse that has type 2 slowly changing dimensions. When a change is made to a SCD type 2 column, I need to insert a new row into the dimension for that entity and also ...
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What to do when facts change frequently in a star schema for data warehouse?

I have a Quotation Management system that I built as a CRUD web app. Over time, I realized I need to improve it so that management can have their reports. Hence I studied the Kimball method of data ...
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Fact table linked to Slowly Changing Dimension

I'm struggling to understand the best way to model a particular scenario for a data warehouse. I have a Person dimension, and a Tenancy dimension. A person could be on 0, 1 or (rarely) multiple ...
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What known strategies, if any, can I use to validate a Slowly Changing Dimension?

I have a customer dimension in our data warehouse (SSAS 2014 Multidimensional). It is set up as a Type II SCD, with just Start and End Date fields to track changes. (null end date = current). As our ...
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Data warehousing: data transfer process too slow with larger batches

I have two primary instances of SQL Server, one for OLTP and one for reporting. The data warehouse for reporting is basically a Type 2 SCD: every table has DWDateStart and DWDateEnd columns and the ...
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Physical Table being used a Temp Table in a warehosue. Any advantage?

As I stated in previous posts I've inherited a warehouse based on SQL Server framework. In my continuous review of existing components and the practices adopted by the predecessors I found something ...
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Accounting - Dimention table in mysql

I am designing a accounting and mini erp system. I use a date dimension table to track all date related data. In oracle we can have many schema for a database. so we could create each schema for ...
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Required Information to start oracle warehouse builder

I am using windows 8 64 bit . I want to install Oracle Warehouse Builder on my system. I have installed Oracle 11g and come to know that Warehouse Builder is already a part of it. But when I start ...
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How alter on infobright (BRIGHTHOUSE storage engine) actually works

I have been using infobright-3.4.1 (5.1.40) for data warehousing. I know it is outdated version but there no plan to upgrade the version currently. Even though infobright is build on mysql, the way it ...
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Calculate sum of a whole column in IBM Datastage without any grouping

I have a table in oracle with salary as one of the columns. I want to calculate the sum of this salary column. It is pretty simple in SQL sum(salary) but I have made some dimensions and facts using ...
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Problem in Incorporating filters into Data Warehouse design

While implementing a data warehouse (proof of concept) I have a requirement to incorporate a user level save-able filter on dimensions. The requirement is a proof of concept so I have the liberty to ...
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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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apply cdc to existing data warehouse

I'm building an education data warehouse. I have various dimensions that i would like to track changes to i.e. DimStudent, DimClass, DimCollege, DimExamPaper etc. etc. My solution currently drops ...
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Is there better way to design SQL tables

I need to design a quick application for small warehouse. I just want to check if there is a better design approach. I am using polymorphic associations for comments tables. Business Rules If ...
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How much RAM do I need?

Let's assume a query like the following as typical: select A.`date` as `date`, count(*) as N from A as A join B as B on B.id = A.b_id join C as C on C.id = B.c_id join D as D on D.id = ...
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Daily snapshot fact table

I have a list of products per costumer. Costumers can delete or add products to their list. I want to know in each day what is the list of products (and count) by costumer. My first approach is to ...
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SQL Server 2012 for data warehouse [closed]

I have to develop a data warehouse using SQL Server 2012. I'm confused about the release I could use... Standard or Enterprise? The database server will have 16 or 32 GB of RAM and a Quad-Core CPU. ...
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Is business intelligence (BI) primarily a technical project or a business project? [closed]

I am currently involved in the planning stages for a Business Intelligence (BI) project in our company. We are attempting to understand many facets of the business, and as such the technical side ...
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how to being building a data warehouse [closed]

We have a ERP system that uses a DB in postgres, each table has many rows and we want to build data warehouse (data warehousing). Also we want to add BI using ETL where would begin? would use schemes ...