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No dry book like Inmon/Kimball - Good beginner books for DW ?


No dry book like Inmon/Kimball - Good beginner books for DW ?

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Please don't recommend books like Inmon and Kimball. They are dry and mostly abstract.
I need a suggestion for a good book(s) which teach data warehousing concepts with real
examples and in simple language. Does such a book exist ?
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The Kimball books are a pleasure to read compared to other technical books, they are however very generic. Which goes for all data warehouse books I have read.

If you want complete hands on, do the Microsoft tutorials http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh231699.aspx

There are a few books that focuses on the Microsofts stack, they come with examples you can tinker with and provides more background than the tutorials.

Kimball The Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit, I know you said you don't want it, however it covers all the bases with downloadable examples. http://www.amazon.com/The-Microsoft-Data-Warehouse-Toolkit/dp/0470640383/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380116875&sr=8-1&keywords=microsoft+toolkit

I have not finished this one yet, a more hands on than Kimball, less explanation of the whole process.
Brian Larson Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server
http://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Business-Intelligence-Microsoft-Server/dp/0071759387/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
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