You will use only one example, a data warehouse that initially stores sales data, and by doing so, sharpen your data warehousing knowledge and practical skills. The example is a scaled down and simplified version of a real world data warehouse found in many types of businesses.
You will develop the example sales data warehouse on a MySQL database, step by step by using the techniques introduced in this book. These are techniques for resolving problems most commonly encountered in data warehouse development. By the time you finish reading this book and doing all the exercises, you will have acquired a working experience and be ready to get involved in your first real-world data warehousing project.