CT at the Show

Data is Focus at TDWI Series

CT at the show
BI Roadmap

Attendees from the corporate world and higher education alike got their data-warehousing and decision-making bearings this past May during an intensive week of seminars in San Francisco designed to arm them with both theory and practical experience in data warehousing and business intelligence. A co-author of Data Strategy (Addison-Wesley, 2005), seminar leader Larissa Moss talked to Campus Technology about TDWI’s unique, high-touch approach to seminar content development. “The Data Warehousing Institute not only researches the topics,” she said, “they also have practitioners who are working with clients [to test theories and turn them into best practices]— the same practitioners who teach the seminars at TDWI.”

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Practice makes a modeler

Small groups tackled case studies in the Data Modeling in Practice sessions, working together to build all the data modeling deliverables—a practical approach to learning under real-life-like constraints of limited time and resources. This group of students built a fact-qualifier matrix under the guidance of instructor Steve Hoberman, author of Data Modeler’s Workbench (John Wiley & Sons, 2001).

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Walking thru life (cycles)

Instructor Paul Kautza walked students through the basics of dimensional modeling, and introduced all the components and the life cycle of the data warehouse—the entire process of building and implementing a successful data warehouse architecture.

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