SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Looking for good books/resources for SQL 2k8 data warehouse


Looking for good books/resources for SQL 2k8 data warehouse

Author
Message
Mark Eckeard
Mark Eckeard
SSChasing Mays
SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)SSChasing Mays (649 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 649 Visits: 505
All,

** I think this is the appropriate forum but please let me know if not and I'll move it **

My company is beginning to discuss setting up a data warehouse so we can do reporting from our numerous sources. Since I'd like to get a head start, I figured I'd ask if anyone had a good book or resource for this.

We'll be using SQL 2k8 R2 pulling data from the production databases to the BI/DW/whatever-its-called server where the reports will run.

Thanks,
Mark



SQLmountain
SQLmountain
Say Hey Kid
Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)Say Hey Kid (681 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 681 Visits: 782
If you are not already aware of it, a good read on the subject of ETL can be found in the "Stairway" section on this website. Look for "Stairway to SSIS" and so forth.

And don't forget to check Books Online.
Jeff Moden
Jeff Moden
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (217K reputation)SSC Guru (217K reputation)SSC Guru (217K reputation)SSC Guru (217K reputation)SSC Guru (217K reputation)SSC Guru (217K reputation)SSC Guru (217K reputation)SSC Guru (217K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 217240 Visits: 41991
Mark Eckeard (9/16/2012)
All,

** I think this is the appropriate forum but please let me know if not and I'll move it **

My company is beginning to discuss setting up a data warehouse so we can do reporting from our numerous sources. Since I'd like to get a head start, I figured I'd ask if anyone had a good book or resource for this.

We'll be using SQL 2k8 R2 pulling data from the production databases to the BI/DW/whatever-its-called server where the reports will run.

Thanks,
Mark


Depending on the condition of the database, you might not need to go through the rigors of setting up a a data warehouse. Just write some good reporting code.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
Forum FAQs
Jason-299789
Jason-299789
SSCertifiable
SSCertifiable (5K reputation)SSCertifiable (5K reputation)SSCertifiable (5K reputation)SSCertifiable (5K reputation)SSCertifiable (5K reputation)SSCertifiable (5K reputation)SSCertifiable (5K reputation)SSCertifiable (5K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 5031 Visits: 3232
If you're new to data warehousing then books by Ralph Kimball (Data Warehousing Toolkit series by Wiley) and Bill inmon are good reads, though a little dry, but good for general design principles, as well as planning the implementation

One of the best books I've read was : "Building a Data Warehouse With Examples In SQL Server" by Vincent Rainardi (Apress Publication) is worth picking up, its not as dry as the Kimball/Inmon books, and delves more in to the architecture side of DW's.

For the ETL (extract Transform and Load) side of Joy Mundy does a good book which is part of the Data warehouse toolkit series.

Hope this helps.

_________________________________________________________________________
SSC Guide to Posting and Best Practices
nick.mcdermaid
nick.mcdermaid
SSC Eights!
SSC Eights! (854 reputation)SSC Eights! (854 reputation)SSC Eights! (854 reputation)SSC Eights! (854 reputation)SSC Eights! (854 reputation)SSC Eights! (854 reputation)SSC Eights! (854 reputation)SSC Eights! (854 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 854 Visits: 782
so we can do reporting from our numerous sources


Consider whether you just want a more convenient place to perform system specific operational reporting, or whether you want to match and conform data across different systems, and thereby derive more enlightening KPI's (i.e. Department Cost from your Finance System / headcount from your HR system)

This might flush out some more specific requirements, and your data warehouse should be driven primarily by business requirements.
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search