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by Neil Raden Content type: Downloads
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Star Schema 101: A Pictorial Introduction to Dimensional Modeling. (Powerpoint Slides)
The “Classic” Star Schema
Compound Keys, Concatenated Keys, Generated Keys
The “Classic” Star Schema
The “Level” Problem
The “Fact Constellation” Schema
The “Snowflake” Schema


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Realigning Data Warehouse Best Practices Based on Technological Advances and Lessons Learned
Data warehouses are expensive and complicated, requiring the careful integration of numerous major components. The innovations data warehouses were meant to foster are often stalled by the degree of time, cost and policy issues it requires to sustain and enhance them. In addition, the leverage that these investments yield is too low and the data warehouse informs too few people and processes. These two classes of problems, architectural and practical, and their solutions, are the subjects of this paper. Now is the time to rethink the data warehousing concept. Data warehousing needs to be recalibrated to line up with lessons learned and the changes in technology over the past decade-and-a-half since it emerged. This paper presents a conceptual foundation for an improved approach that is based on model-driven architectures. The result is to de-emphasize the physical aspects of data warehousing and turn the iterative design and innovation over to business people and processes.

by Jane Griffin Content type: Downloads
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There is none - life after Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, I mean. Why? Because there is no "after" when it comes to being in compliance with the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compels public corporations to file annual reports with the SEC that detail the process by which corporate management has established and maintained internal governance structures and processes for financial reporting. It also requires companies to report on the effectiveness of those efforts. In short, SOX compliance requires an ongoing effort on the part of all public (and a growing number of private) companies to put their financial reporting houses in order and to keep them that way.

by Services and Components Based Architectures Commit Content type: Downloads
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This document serves as an “Executive Strategy” for planning and implementing modern information technology (IT) architectures within the Federal Government. The specific architecture it describes, Services and Components Based Architecture (SCBA), leverages the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and builds upon the concepts, principles, and benefits of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) – an architecture designed to maximize the reuse of components and services and one of the most promising and widely accepted architectural approaches to-date. SCBA represents a practical, results-oriented, approach to modernizing enterprises. It is intended to help organizations reduce long-term costs, improve quality of service, improve information sharing, and help achieve a vision of flexible business processes supported by customer-focused applications, which can be altered in a matter of days instead of months.

by Robert Seiner Content type: Downloads
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To effectively manage your company’s information assets – data, content & knowledge – it is important to identify and record information about the individuals that are accountable for the quality of these assets. Accountability, especially formal (and communicated) accountability, has been known to drive behavior. Accountability for what … you may ask. In the field of information asset management … Accountable for defining and making certain that information assets are defined according to the way the business intends to use them; Accountable for making certain information assets are re-used rather than re-created; Accountable for making certain the data assets are of high quality both in terms of design and accuracy. And the list of accountabilities can go on …

by Jane Griffin Content type: Downloads
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The best place to begin a data quality initiative is with the data that tells you how much money you're making and how much money you're spending - for example, data about your customers, vendors and products. This is your organization's master data. It's also the most valuable nonmonetary asset your organization owns.

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Agenda for Object Symposium 2006

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Agenda for Metadata Symposium 2005 in NYC

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DM Forum and the Meta Data Symposium 2006 Enterprise Architecture and MetaData Management: Strategic Directions for Your Organization

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The working group applying the finishing touches to the latest version of the Data Reference Model says this edition will benefit from previous missteps

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