Monday, January 12, 2009

Building the Data Warehouse or Programming ArcObjects with VBA

Building the Data Warehouse

Author: W H Inmon

• The new edition of the classic bestseller that launched the data warehousing industry covers new approaches and technologies, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself

• In addition to explaining the fundamentals of data warehouse systems, the book covers new topics such as methods for handling unstructured data in a data warehouse and storing data across multiple storage media

• Discusses the pros and cons of relational versus multidimensional design and how to measure return on investment in planning data warehouse projects

• Covers advanced topics, including data monitoring and testing

• Although the book includes an extra 100 pages worth of valuable content, the price has actually been reduced from $65 to $55


Revised to reflect new techniques and applications since the 1996 edition, this third edition explains what a data warehouse is and how it works, and tells how the traditional data warehouse can be integrated with new technologies including the Web. Discussion encompasses techniques for customer sales and support on-and offline, data warehousing for decision support, integration of data warehouses with ERP systems, and tradeoffs between normalized data warehouses and dimensional data marts. Inmon has written many books on database management and data warehousing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


A guide for database developers, designers, and managers to creating a database tailored for analytic and informational uses, different and separate from a database with the same information to be used in ordinary operations. Deals more with concepts, overall approaches, and issues rather than technical aspects. Among the topics are decision support systems that utilize data warehouses, environment and design, granularity, distributed data, executive information systems, external and unstructured data, and migration to the environment. No mention is made of the first edition or why a second was issued. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Read also Nothing to Fear or The 40 30 30 Phenomenon

Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition

Author: Kang Tsung Chang

The second edition of Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach covers the geoprocessing framework in ArcGIS 9.0 and its various uses. The author addresses the reorganization of ArcObjects and reference libraries. This edition includes a new chapter that introduces the geoprocessing framework and the geoprocessing library of objects and provides 95 sample macros using GP objects with different degrees of sophistication. Another brand new chapter presents Python as an extension language, along with some programming basics, and then offers sample Python scripts for geoprocessing. This text also contains numerous examples, making it an ideal reference for software programmers.

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