Business Intelligence Cookbook: A Project Lifecycle Approach Using Oracle Technology

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Take your data warehousing and business intelligence to the next level with this practical guide to Oracle Database 11g. Packed with illustrations, tips, and examples, it has over 80 advanced recipes to fine-tune your skills and knowledge.

  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and real time examples to perform key steps and functions on your project
  • Practical ways to estimate the effort of a data warehouse solution based on a standard work breakdown structure.
  • Learn to effectively turn the project from development to a live solution
  • Best practices to create a blueprint for the business intelligence solution

In Detail

Oracle Database 11g is a comprehensive database platform for data warehousing and business intelligence that combines industry-leading scalability and performance, deeply-integrated analytics, and embedded integration and data-quality all in a single platform running on a reliable, low-cost grid infrastructure. This book steps through the lifecycle of building a data warehouse with key tips and techniques along the way.

Business Intelligence Cookbook: A Project Lifecycle Approach Using Oracle Technology outlines the key ways to effectively use Oracle technology to deliver your business intelligence solution. This is a practical guide starting with key recipes for project management then moving onto project delivery.

Business Intelligence Cookbook: A Project Lifecycle Approach Using Oracle Technology is a practical guide for performing key steps and functions on your project.

This book starts with setting the foundation for a highly repeatable efficient project management approach by assessing your current methodology to see how suitable it is for a business intelligence program. We also learn to set up the project delivery phases to consistently estimate the effort for a project. Along the way we learn to create blueprints for the business intelligence solution that help to connect and map out the destination of the solution. We then move on to analyze requirements, sources, and data. Finally we learn to secure the data as it is an important asset within the organization and needs to be secured efficiently and effectively.

What you will learn from this book

  • Master some of the key techniques and components to enable you to visualise and interrogate information effectively
  • Understand additional and advanced techniques to enhance your ETL/ELT solution
  • Learn to build the data model using Oracle SQL Data Modeller and the Oracle Database to build your logical and physical data model and OBIEE to build the presentation data model.
  • Develop data discovery scripts to uncover data issues and gaps
  • Learn to reverse engineer source data models and map data sources to business requirements using Oracle SQL Data Modeller.
  • Get to grips with mapping information into semantic definitions
  • Understand the ways to define a security model

Approach

This book is written in a simple, easy to understand format with lots of screenshots and step-by-step explanations.

Who this book is written for

If you are Project Managers or IT professionals looking to design and develop a data warehouse and business intelligence solution, then this is the best guide for you.

This book assumes that you have a fundamental knowledge of data warehouse and business intelligence projects.

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About the Author:

John Heaton

John Heaton graduated top of his class with a Diploma in Information Technology from Technikon Witwatersrand in South Africa (equivalent to Bachelors in computer science). He has 10+ years with Oracle Corporation, including as a Practice Manager. John has been co-managing the North Business Intelligence and Warehouse Consulting practice delivering business intelligence solutions to Fortune 500 clients. During this time he has steadily added business skills and business training to his technical background. This experience gives John a great background and insight into the requirements of differing businesses and how to design and develop technical solutions enabling clients to realize their requirements.

John's strengths include the ability to communicate the benefits of introducing a business intelligence solution into a client's architecture. He has consistently become a trusted advisor to our clients. John's philosophy is based on responsibility and mutual respect. He relies on the unique abilities of individuals to ensure success in different areas and strives to foster a team environment of creativity and achievement.

Today, John specializes as a Solution Architect assisting customers in designing large complex data warehouses. Through his years John has worked in numerous industries with differing technologies. This broad experience base allows John to bring a unique perspective and understanding when designing and developing a data warehouse. The strong business background, coupled with technical expertise and his professional certification in Project Management makes John a valued asset to any project or organization.

John frequently presents at Business Intelligence conferences on a variety of subjects.

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