489 Data Warehousing

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This Course Schedule is subject to change throughout the course.  Notification and appropriate adjustments to these requirements will be given in a timely manner!  

Week

Subject

Reading (Ponniah)

Activity

1

11/28-12/4

 

Introduction: why data warehousing?

DW Basics

- architecture

- W. Inmon & R. Kimball

- data marts

 

Chap. 1; skim Chap 3

 

Chap. 2

 

  Website Search Assignment for Data Warehousing/BI Research(Report#1)

  Practice Exercise(PE01): Simple ER DM

2

12/5-11

 

DW Basics (cont.)

- MOLAP, ROLAP

- fact and dimension tables

- star and snowflake schemas

DW Design

- designing dimensions

- designing facts

- multiple fact tables

 

pp. 394-8; pp. 226-34; pp. 259-62

 

 

 

 

Chap. 5 (skim pp. 109-119); Chap. 10

  Analytical Paper(Report #2)

  Practice Exercise(PE02): Information Packages

  Practice Exercise(PE03): Conforming Dimensions

  Lab 1:   Database Creation

3

12/12-18

 

DW Design (cont.)

- advanced dimension design

- special types of facts

 

Chap. 11 pp. 249-265

  Practice Exercise(PE04): Dimensional Modeling

4

1/9-15

 

DW Design (cont.)

- exercises

ETL Process

- data sources

- extraction processes

 

 

 

Chap. 12; skim Chap. 13

  Practice Exercise: Dimensional Modeling (continued)

  Lab 2: Data Mart Design

5

1/16-22

ETL Process (cont.)

- loading data

- tools  

- ETL Quadrant

Midterm Exam

 

 

 

  Topics: Weeks #1-4

6

1/23-29

 

Data Cleansing & Implementation

- constraints & indexes

- security basics

- multiprocessing

- etc  

Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle)

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Tutorials

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Data Integration Steps

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Documentation

 

Chap. 18; skim Chap. 4

 

  Practice Exercise(PE05): Data Cleansing

  Lab 3: Cleanse & Load

7

1/20-2/5

 

Dimensional Data Analysis

- SQL aggregation functions

- SQL analytical functions

 

 

Chap. 14;

Chap. 15

  Practice Exercise(PE06): DW SQL Extensions #1

8

2/6-12

Summary Management

- materialized views

- query rewrite  

 

pp. 266-72, 485

  Practice Exercise(PE07): DW SQL Extensions #2

  Final Project Specifications & Requirements

9

2/13-19

Data Mining

- directed/supervised learning

- undirected/unsupervised learning

 

Chap. 17

  Practice Exercise(PE08): DW SQL Extensions #3

10

2/20-3/4

 

 DW Security

- database issues

- enterprise issues

- case studies

 

pp. 502-4

  Practice Activity: Case Study Reports (Report #3)

11

2/27-3/4

 

Project Defense/Exam

3/2/12(F) 10:15-12:15PM

 

 

 

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