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Surrounding the ETL Requirements

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November 13, 2004 / Issue TOC

Surrounding the ETL Requirements

Before designing an ETL system, you must first understand all of your business needs.

By Ralph Kimball , Margy Ross

Ideally, the design of your extract, transform, and load (ETL) system begins with one of the toughest challenges: surrounding the requirements. By this we mean gathering in one place all the known requirements, realities, and constraints affecting the ETL system. The list of requirements is pretty overwhelming, but it's essential to lay them on the table before launching a data warehouse project.

The requirements are mostly things you must live with and adapt your system to. Within the framework of your requirements, you'll have many places where you can make your own decisions, exercise your judgment, and leverage your creativity, but the requirements are just what they're named. They are required.

2005-02-15

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Technical Article

The Three Ms of BI: Manage, Monitor and Model

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Business intelligence is awash in so many products, buzzwords and technologies that it is often hard to see the forest for the trees. It is at times like this that I put on my industry analyst's cap and muse, "Hmm, what is this: manage, monitor or model?" This tripartite way of looking at the world has served my clients well, and I thought I'd pass it along.

2005-02-02

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