Understanding current trends in business conditions often requires asking a lot of questions, but allowing users to run query after query against your operations databases causes more problems than it solves. By creating a data mart, you can maintain a separate data store that can withstand the heavy query load that business analysis demands. In this webcast, you'll learn why you need a dimensional data model for your data mart, how to quickly build a dimensional model, and how to use control flow and data flow components in Integration Services to build simple packages that populate the dimensional model with data.
Stacia Misner is a consultant, educator, mentor, and author specializing in business intelligence solutions since 1999 with more than 25 years of experience in information technology. She is the author and co-author of eight books about business intelligence. Stacia provides consulting and custom education services through Data Inspirations, writes about her experiences with BI at blog.datainspirations.com, and tweets as @StaciaMisner.
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