Data warehousing is applicable to all types of organizations and businesses, from government agencies and non-profit organizations to schools, from manufacturers to retail stores, from financial institutions to health services, from brick-and-mortar to dotcom businesses.
This book is primarily for data warehouse developers. However, IT managers and other IT professionals, especially those interested in MIS (management reporting) and DSS (decision support application), will find this book useful too. In general, this book is for those responsible for or involved in preparing data for analytical applications and/or delivering information as printed or online reports.
This book is also for data warehousing beginners. It will, directly and instantly, be beneficial to those who are currently planning to develop their first data warehouse.
Teachers and students can use this book along with their text books to confirm their understanding of the concept and theory of data warehousing. Most chapters can be tailored and used for lab exercises.