Halfway through the Data Warehouse Toolkit 3rd Edition book. Should I get the other books as well?

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Halfway through the Data Warehouse Toolkit 3rd Edition book. Should I get the other books as well?

Post  KimStacks on Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:08 pm

Hi there,

I am new to the Kimball methodology.

I am only halfway through chapter 6 Order management of the Data Warehouse Toolkit 3rd Edition book.

I have bought the kindle and the paperback version because I find a lot of value in them.

Should I get the other books as well?

I have built a web application using MySQL and PHP for enterprise client. As time goes by, it seems like their needs are becoming more and more like a data warehouse hence I picked up the Data Warehouse Toolkit book.

The more I read it, the more I realized I have a lot to learn in this area.

My only hesitation to getting the ETL and Lifecycle books are:

a) they seem more dated compared to the Dimensional modeling book which was released in 2013.
b) I am still taking quite a lot of time to read through the Dimensional modeling book since it is so packed of information.

Please advise.

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Post  ngalemmo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:44 am

The Lifecycle book is primarily about project approach and management. Not sure how that can become too 'outdated'. I have not seen the ETL book.
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Post  KimStacks on Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:59 am

ngalemmo wrote:The Lifecycle book is primarily about project approach and management.  Not sure how that can become too 'outdated'.  I have not seen the ETL book.

Got it. Are you a staff member of the Kimball Group, ngalemmo?

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Post  ngalemmo on Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:59 am

No.
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Post  ron.dunn on Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:14 pm

Take a look at our bookshelf, linked here.

I particularly recommend "Star Schema The Complete Reference", by Christopher Adamson; and "Agile Data Warehouse Design", by Corr & Stagnitto.

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