A goldmine of valuable tools for data modelers! Data modelers render raw data-names, addresses, and sales totals, for instance-into information such as customer profiles and seasonal buying patterns that can be used for making critical business decisions. This book brings together thirty of the most effective tools for solving common modeling problems. The author provides an example of each tool and describes what it is, why it is needed, and how it is generally used to model data for both databases and data warehouses, along with tips and warnings. Blank sample copies of all worksheets and checklists described are provided in an appendix. Companion Web site features updates on the latest tools and techniques, plus links to related sites offering automated tools.
"This book is chock-full of useful techniques and tips for improving data models and designs. And it's an entertaining read as well-a terrific combination!"
-Wayne Eckerson, Director of Education and Research, The Data Warehousing Institute
A data model is the heart and soul of any application, providing a foundation for efficient data entry and retrieval. It needs to be consistent with other models within your organization, accurately capture the current business requirements, and evolve to support changing business needs.
Data Modeler's Workbench contains more than twenty finely tuned tools aimed at improving the speed, accuracy, flexibility, and consistency of your database, data warehouse, and operational applications. Steve Hoberman explains each tool with the help of detailed examples, showing how to apply each tool and where in the operational and reporting environment each tool is most effective. You can customize the tools in this book for your particular industry, organization, or project.
The companion Web site features:
* Downloadable copies of the worksheets and checklists that modelers can use on their own projects
* Updates on the latest tools, techniques, and discussion forums
* Links to other data modeling sites
"Any data modeler should own a copy of Steve Hoberman's book on data modeling tools and techniques."
-David Marco, President, Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Inc.
"Steve Hoberman has written a truly valuable book that is sure to advance the discipline of data modeling."
-David Wells, Founder and Principal Consultant, Infocentric
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