Modeling Web-Based Data in a Data Warehouse

Modeling Web-Based Data in a Data Warehouse

Hadrian Peter (University of the West Indies, Barbados) and Charles Greenidge (University of the West Indies, Barbados)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch157
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Abstract

Good database design generates effective operational databases through which we can track customers, sales, inventories, and other variables of interest. The main reason for generating, storing, and managing good data is to enhance the decision-making process. The tool used during this process is the decision support system (DSS). The information requirements of the DSS have become so complex, that it is difficult for it to extract all the necessary information from the data structures typically found in operational databases. For this reason, a new storage facility called a data warehouse has been developed. Data in the data warehouse have characteristics that are quite distinct from those in the operational database (Rob & Coronel, 2002).

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