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Help a complete noob with a project

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RobertC1
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Hello everyone,

i have a project for a datawarehousing class and could really use some help in this.

Heres what i am supposed to do?
I am asking each student to build a data warehouse and to do a presentation of your project to the class on the last day of class. You may work alone on this project or you may work as a group. Here is what needs to be done.



A. Select an application. It can be real or simulated.



B. Develop a data warehouse scheme.



C. Load the warehouse.



D. Mine the warehouse.

Does someone know of a good idea or dataset that would be easy for a project?

EDIT: I found some data from NCES about Public University Libraries.

I am trying to define measures for building the warehouse? I like this data but i am trying to figure out how to use this with other libraries. Any ideas on the measures. I know its supposed to be quanitfiable and numberical generally.

I am also trying to determine what elements to use a predictable in analysis.
If someone could look at it and give me some advice i would appreciate it.
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Does anyone at least know of a application that would have datasets somewhere?
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I would just Binoogle "sql server data warehouse example". You will find some examples of simple projects designed to help people learn how to build these. It is probably a good starting point to find a topic and get you moving. You should design your own though and not copy what you find.

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If you can get your hands on a copy, read a little of Ralph Kimball's Data Warehouse Toolkit
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That's the problem. When I fanoogle Sql server data dataset example i really don't many results.
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Do you understand the difference between an OLTP database structure and a DW database structure? Which part are you having trouble with? The star schema?
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How about using the "work as a group" option, so your team can figure it out together? Part of becoming a DBA is being able to work with a team and feed off of each other's strengths.

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I wish i could work as a group but that is already out of the question.

Right now i am looking for ideas for a project. Ideas that may even already have been compiled in a database.

Example:

One student did his project early

He compared baseball statistics of Babe Ruth and tried to show if Babe Ruth was the best based out of statistics.

He used : How long their career was, batting average, etc...

He took had a database with all this information and drew a conclusion of who he thought was the best candidate.

My problem is finding an idea where i can get the data. Heck, just coming up with the idea is hard.
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This might stimulate some ideas:
https://www.google.com/?q=publicly+available+data

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Thank you! exactly what i was needing.
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