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on 25 July 2010
If you are going to be involved in a Data Warehouse project then buy this book.

It is a complete blueprint of how to run a DW project that is actually going to deliver some business value at the end of it, and not just cost a lot of money and fail miserably - which unfortunately most still do these days.

Chapter 6 which describes Dimensional modelling is absolutely essential reading for anyone about to get their hands dirty building a DW.

I tend to make notes in my books, and when I look back on how much highlighting, underlining, scribbles and post-its I have all over Chapter 6 - I know that there is an absolute goldmine of valuable information condensed here. I only wish I'd had some glitter to hand too.

My advice, if you really want to understand the whole Kimball methodology - buy the book, read it cover to cover. Re-read chapter 6 maybe 3 or 4 times, then buy the confusingly similarly named "The Data Warehouse Toolkit". Read that cover to cover twice. Then go and lay down in a darkened room for a bit and don't read any more books with the words "Data Warehouse" or "Toolkit" in the title for at least a month.
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on 17 May 2010
I have been in the BI field for quite sometime and found this book exceedingly helpful during my initial days - I thumb it time to time even now and it seems more relevant than ever. Over so many years I encountered the scenarios laid down in this book and only a few of them were technical. To understand that a DW work begins long before tables and ETL design is something this books captures very effeciently and even guides on how to progress.

This toolkit is comprehensive and quite simple to understand, though a prior practical exposure wouldn't hurt.

Of course, it does not meet all the practical realities of BI needs; at times delivery timeline pressures, lack of funds etc lead to an approach that is a mix of both worlds - Inmon and Kimball. However, given the right circumstances, for me, the latter stands out unquestionably.

This is a must read for anyone aspiring to work professionally in the business intelligence/data warehousing domain.
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on 5 April 2009
Another totaly must-have book by the Kimball Group. This 2nd edition is a great improvement over the original (which was published 10 years ago), with lots of new material and some re-visits on previous older but still relevant aspects.

This is a must read for anybody aspiring to DW/BI guru-dom.
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on 27 November 2009
This book really does go down and starts from the basics on understanding the data warehouse concept as well as practical 'howto' get your project successfully from kick to the completion and commencement of next iteration.
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on 3 April 2013
Fantastic down to earth explanations with real business situations.
Worth buying if you are a starter in the DW technology.
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on 3 June 2016
Interesting book. However, the book had quite a used look about it.
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on 11 August 2015
!!perfect!!
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on 15 July 2015
A lot of words to say not that much
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