If you wish to deploy Informatica in enterprise environments and make a career in data warehousing, then this book is for you. Whether you are a developer who's new to Informatica or an experienced professional, you will learn all the features of Informatica. Basic knowledge of programming and data warehouse concepts is essential.
Harness the power and simplicity of Informatica PowerCenter 10.x to build and manage efficient data management solutions About This Book Master PowerCenter 10.x components to create, execute, monitor, and schedule ETL processes with a practical approach. An ideal guide to building the necessary skills and competencies to become an expert Informatica PowerCenter developer. A comprehensive guide to fetching/transforming and loading huge volumes of data in a very effective way, with reduced resource consumption Who This Book Is For If you wish to deploy Informatica in enterprise environments and build a career in data warehousing, then this book is for you. Whether you are a software developer/analytic professional and are new to Informatica or an experienced user, you will learn all the features of Informatica 10.x. A basic knowledge of programming and data warehouse concepts is essential. What You Will Learn Install or upgrade the components of the Informatica PowerCenter tool Work on various aspects of administrative skills and on the various developer Informatica PowerCenter screens such as Designer, Workflow Manager, Workflow Monitor, and Repository Manager. Get practical hands-on experience of various sections of Informatica PowerCenter, such as navigator, toolbar, workspace, control panel, and so on Leverage basic and advanced utilities, such as the debugger, target load plan, and incremental aggregation to process data Implement data warehousing concepts such as schemas and SCDs using Informatica Migrate various components, such as sources and targets, to another region using the Designer and Repository Manager screens Enhance code performance using tips such as pushdown optimization and partitioning In Detail Informatica PowerCenter is an industry-leading ETL tool, known for its accelerated data extraction, transformation, and data management strategies. This book will be your quick guide to exploring Informatica PowerCenter's powerful features such as working on sources, targets, transformations, performance optimization, scheduling, deploying for processing, and managing your data at speed. First, you'll learn how to install and configure tools. You will learn to implement various data warehouse and ETL concepts, and use PowerCenter 10.x components to build mappings, tasks, workflows, and so on. You will come across features such as transformations, SCD, XML processing, partitioning, constraint-based loading, Incremental aggregation, and many more. Moreover, you'll also learn to deliver powerful visualizations for data profiling using the advanced monitoring dashboard functionality offered by the new version. Using data transformation technique, performance tuning, and the many new advanced features, this book will help you understand and process data for training or production purposes. The step-by-step approach and adoption of real-time scenarios will guide you through effectively accessing all core functionalities offered by Informatica PowerCenter version 10.x. Style and approach You'll get hand-on with sources, targets, transformations, performance optimization, scheduling, deploying for processing, and managing your data, and learn everything you need to become a proficient Informatica PowerCenter developer.
PowerCenter - The Complete Reference is a one-stop guide for PowerCenter developers of all different levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced, expert an enterprise level. Step by step instructions with illustrations and about 100 screen shots guide you in learning every aspect of PowerCenter at your own pace. Start from the beginning or directly jump to a chapter to learn a specific aspect such as Web Services or XML. Learn PowerCenter or advance your PowerCenter skills at your own pace. Every part and chapter is uniquely designed around an aspect of the technology so that readers can pickup any specific chapter and learn it
Author: Lawrence Corr
Publisher: DecisionOne Consulting
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Business & Economics
Agile Data Warehouse Design is a step-by-step guide for capturing data warehousing/business intelligence (DW/BI) requirements and turning them into high performance dimensional models in the most direct way: by modelstorming (data modeling ] brainstorming) with BI stakeholders. This book describes BEAM, an agile approach to dimensional modeling, for improving communication between data warehouse designers, BI stakeholders and the whole DW/BI development team. BEAM provides tools and techniques that will encourage DW/BI designers and developers to move away from their keyboards and entity relationship based tools and model interactively with their colleagues. The result is everyone thinks dimensionally from the outset! Developers understand how to efficiently implement dimensional modeling solutions. Business stakeholders feel ownership of the data warehouse they have created, and can already imagine how they will use it to answer their business questions. Within this book, you will learn: Agile dimensional modeling using Business Event Analysis & Modeling (BEAM ) Modelstorming: data modeling that is quicker, more inclusive, more productive, and frankly more fun! Telling dimensional data stories using the 7Ws (who, what, when, where, how many, why and how) Modeling by example not abstraction; using data story themes, not crow's feet, to describe detail Storyboarding the data warehouse to discover conformed dimensions and plan iterative development Visual modeling: sketching timelines, charts and grids to model complex process measurement - simply Agile design documentation: enhancing star schemas with BEAM dimensional shorthand notation Solving difficult DW/BI performance and usability problems with proven dimensional design patterns LawrenceCorr is a data warehouse designer and educator. As Principal of DecisionOne Consulting, he helps clients to review and simplify their data warehouse designs, and advises vendors on visual data modeling techniques. He regularly teaches agile dimensional modeling courses worldwide and has taught dimensional DW/BI skills to thousands of students. Jim Stagnitto is a data warehouse and master data management architect specializing in the healthcare, financial services, and information service industries. He is the founder of the data warehousing and data mining consulting firm Llumino.
Author: Ralph Kimball
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Cowritten by Ralph Kimball, the world's leading data warehousing authority, whose previous books have sold more than 150,000 copies Delivers real-world solutions for the most time- and labor-intensive portion of data warehousing-data staging, or the extract, transform, load (ETL) process Delineates best practices for extracting data from scattered sources, removing redundant and inaccurate data, transforming the remaining data into correctly formatted data structures, and then loading the end product into the data warehouse Offers proven time-saving ETL techniques, comprehensive guidance on building dimensional structures, and crucial advice on ensuring data quality
Author: Rehan Zaidi
Publisher: eCruiting Alternatives, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-01-01
The Ultimate SAP ® User Guide is the essential handbook for all aspiring SAP professionals. SAP master and experienced author Rehan Zaidi has put out an easy-to-follow, illustrated guide that will help you take your SAP skills to the next level. At a time when SAP jobs are competitive, it's important to exceed expectations. This book will help you to do just that - with up-to-date content on the latest ERP 6.0 screens across modules. Whether you need help getting started on SAP, personalizing your SAP system, or creating your own reports, this book will guide you. Polished by a review panel of SAP experts, The Ultimate SAP User Guide is an affordable alternative to costly training. You can use the book as step-by-step training, or simply use it as a reference when your job calls for a new task or SAP skills. With The Ultimate SAP User Guide, you are on the way to SAP mastery.
Exploit the visualization capabilities of Kibana and build powerful interactive dashboards About This Book Introduction to data-driven architecture and the Elastic stack Build effective dashboards for data visualization and explore datasets with Elastic Graph A comprehensive guide to learning scalable data visualization techniques in Kibana Who This Book Is For If you are a developer, data visualization engineer, or data scientist who wants to get the best of data visualization at scale then this book is perfect for you. A basic understanding of Elasticsearch and Logstash is required to make the best use of this book. What You Will Learn How to create visualizations in Kibana Ingest log data, structure an Elasticsearch cluster, and create visualization assets in Kibana Embed Kibana visualization on web pages Scaffold, develop, and deploy new Kibana & Timelion customizations Build a metrics dashboard in Timelion based on time series data Use the Graph plugin visualization feature and leverage a graph query Create, implement, package, and deploy a new custom plugin Use Prelert to solve anomaly detection challenges In Detail Kibana is an open source data visualization platform that allows you to interact with your data through stunning, powerful graphics. Its simple, browser-based interface enables you to quickly create and share dynamic dashboards that display changes to Elasticsearch queries in real time. In this book, you'll learn how to use the Elastic stack on top of a data architecture to visualize data in real time. All data architectures have different requirements and expectations when it comes to visualizing the data, whether it's logging analytics, metrics, business analytics, graph analytics, or scaling them as per your business requirements. This book will help you master Elastic visualization tools and adapt them to the requirements of your project. You will start by learning how to use the basic visualization features of Kibana 5. Then you will be shown how to implement a pure metric analytics architecture and visualize it using Timelion, a very recent and trendy feature of the Elastic stack. You will learn how to correlate data using the brand-new Graph visualization and build relationships between documents. Finally, you will be familiarized with the setup of a Kibana development environment so that you can build a custom Kibana plugin. By the end of this book you will have all the information needed to take your Elastic stack skills to a new level of data visualization. Style and approach This book takes a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to working with the visualization aspects of the Elastic stack. Every concept is presented in a very easy-to-follow manner that shows you both the logic and method of implementation. Real world cases are referenced to highlight how each of the key concepts can be put to practical use.
Author: Paulraj Ponniah
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-04-07
Geared to IT professionals eager to get into the all-important field of data warehousing, this book explores all topics needed by those who design and implement data warehouses. Readers will learn about planning requirements, architecture, infrastructure, data preparation, information delivery, implementation, and maintenance. They'll also find a wealth of industry examples garnered from the author's 25 years of experience in designing and implementing databases and data warehouse applications for major corporations. Market: IT Professionals, Consultants.
Author: Michael Lucas
Release Date: 2015-05-16
21st-Century Data StorageZFS, the fast, flexible, self-healing filesystem, revolutionized data storage. Leveraging ZFS changes everything about managing FreeBSD systems.With FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS, you'll learn to: understand how your hardware affects ZFS arrange your storage for optimal performance configure datasets that match your enterprise's needs repair and monitor storage pools expand your storage use compression to enhance performance determine if deduplication is right for your data understand how copy-on-write changes everything snapshot filesystems automatically rotate snapshots clone filesystems understand how ZFS uses and manages space do custom FreeBSD ZFS installsWhether you're a long-term FreeBSD administrator or a new user, FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS will help you simplify storage.Master ZFS with FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS.
Author: Mike Chapple
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-01-06
If you’re a database administrator, you know Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is revolutionizing database development. Get up to speed on SQL Server 2008, impress your boss, and improve your company’s data management — read Microsoft SQL Server 2008 For Dummies! SQL Server 2008 lets you build powerful databases and create database queries that give your organization the information it needs to excel. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 For Dummies helps you build the skills you need to set up, administer, and troubleshoot SQL Server 2008. You’ll be able to: Develop and maintain a SQL Server system Design databases with integrity and efficiency Turn data into information with SQL Server Reporting Services Organize query results, summarizing data with aggregate functions and formatting output Import large quantities of data with SSIS Keep your server running smoothly Protect data from prying eyes Develop and implement a disaster recovery plan Improve performance with database snapshots Automate SQL Server 2008 administration Microsoft SQL Server 2008 For Dummies is a great first step toward becoming a SQL Server 2008 pro!
The compilation of best skillset to harness Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Administrators, Consultants, and Developers About This Book Take your skills to the next level with Dynamics NAV by implementing all the latest and advanced features Get a comprehensive coverage of how the NAV system can be implemented and maintained to get the most out of it Get powerful insights into how to integrate Dynamics NAV with third-party tolls and extend its functionality Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for administrators, developers, and consultants who are looking to take their knowledge of Dynamics NAV to new heights. You're expected to have a basic knowledge of Dynamics NAV workflows and C/AL, C/SIDE development. What You Will Learn Installing the NAV system in different environments Implementing the system with the correct setup Maintaining the system to get the best possible performance Tuning up the Dynamics NAV to get better outcomes The Version Control strategy for Dynamics NAV developers Integrating other software and features to remove limitations Understanding your own system better Being able to solve customers' problems with “out-of-the-box” features Reducing customization and additional development time In Detail The book begins by giving you a brief introduction to setting up your NAV environment and shows you how to install and configure it according to your requirements. You will then dive deep into the latest design patterns, network architecture, and topologies. We will show you how you can integrate NAV with the Microsoft platform, and secure your deployment by managing roles and permissions. Moving on, we will explain how to monitor and manage server instances using the Administration tool. We'll discuss how you can take advantage of the expanded extensibility and connectivity capabilities for a tighter integration with the cloud as well as handheld devices. Then, we'll show you how you can make use of the PowerBI capabilities that have been built into Dynamics NAV. By the end of the book, you will be confident in developing and administering a Dynamics NAV implementation that will leverage all of the new features. Style and approach This book takes a straightforward tutorial approach, providing you with step-by-step explanations and simple example-oriented walkthroughs. It is filled with use cases and situations that show you the different pitfalls you might encounter and how to get past them.
Master practical strategic marketing analysis through real-life case studies and hands-on examples. In Cutting Edge Marketing Analytics, three pioneering experts integrate all three core areas of marketing analytics: statistical analysis, experiments, and managerial intuition. They fully detail a best-practice marketing analytics methodology, augmenting it with case studies that illustrate the quantitative and data analysis tools you'll need to allocate resources, define optimal marketing mixes; perform effective analysis of customers and digital marketing campaigns, and create high-value dashboards and metrics. For each marketing problem, the authors help you: Identify the right data and analytics techniques Conduct the analysis and obtain insights from it Outline what-if scenarios and define optimal solutions Connect your insights to strategic decision-making Each chapter contains technical notes, statistical knowledge, case studies, and real data you can use to perform the analysis yourself. As you proceed, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of: The real value of marketing analytics How to integrate quantitative analysis with managerial sensibility How to apply linear regression, logistic regression, cluster analysis, and Anova models The crucial role of careful experimental design For all marketing professionals specializing in marketing analytics and/or business intelligence; and for students and faculty in all graduate-level business courses covering Marketing Analytics, Marketing Effectiveness, or Marketing Metrics