Wednesday, April 13
Continue your SUGI experience by enrolling in this new offer. On Wednesday
afternoon, following the SUGI 30 Closing Session, Ralph Kimball will offer a seminar
on Dimensional Data.The seminar is $125 and includes lunch and course materials.
Space is limited and seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dimensional Modeling Techniques: Building BI Systems
That Are Simple and Fast
Ralph Kimball, Ralph Kimball Associates Inc.
In this workshop, Ralph will describe the main techniques of dimensional modeling,
including the separation of dimensions and facts, slowly changing dimensions,
conformed dimensions and facts, drilling across loosely coupled datamarts, the
three fundamental fact table types, and organizing the delivery of physical tables
for the best access in SAS data sets, OLAP cubes and relational databases.
Ralph Kimball is known worldwide as an innovator, writer, educator, speaker
and consultant in the field of data warehousing. He has remained steadfast in his
long-term conviction that data warehouses must be designed to be understandable
and fast. His books on dimensional design techniques have become the all-time
bestsellers in data warehousing. Ralph has written more than 100 articles and
columns for Intelligent Enterprise and its predecessors, winning the Readers’
Choice Award five years in a row. Ralph received a Ph.D. in 1972 from Stanford
in electrical engineering (specializing in man-machine systems).