Chapter 2. Data Warehouse: The Building Blocks

  1. Paulraj Ponniah Ph.D.

Published Online: 23 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471221627.ch2

Data Warehousing Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals

Data Warehousing Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals

How to Cite

Ponniah, P. (2002) Data Warehouse: The Building Blocks, in Data Warehousing Fundamentals: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471221627.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471412540

Online ISBN: 9780471221623

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Keywords:

  • data warehouse;
  • data marts;
  • components;
  • metadata

Summary

The objectives of this chapter are to (1) review formal definitions and features of a data warehouse; (2) discuss the defining features; (3) distinguish between data warehouses and data marts; (4) study each component or building block that makes up a data warehouse; and (5) introduce metadata and highlight its significance.