Starting with the first edition of The Data Warehouse Toolkit (Wiley, 1996), the Kimball Group has defined the complete set of techniques for modeling data in a dimensional way. In the first two editions of this book, we felt the techniques needed to be introduced through familiar use cases drawn from various industries. Although we still feel business use cases are an essential pedagogical approach, the techniques have become so standardized that some dimensional modelers reverse the logic by starting with the technique and then proceeding to the use case for context. All of this is good news!
- Chapter 2: Kimball Dimensional Modeling Techniques Overview
- from The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: July 2013
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