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SOLD OUT Building Data Warehouses with MySQL
John Paul Ashenfelter, TransitionPoint

Track: MySQL
Date: Tuesday, July 08
Time: 8:45am - 12:15pm
Location: Columbia

Building a data warehouse is not rocket science, but it takes a different approach even for experienced database developers. This tutorial focuses on building data warehouses using MySQL, but the primary focus is on building the warehouse. The following will be covered:

Designing data warehouse tables

  • The value of DEnormalizing data warehouse tables
  • Facts and dimensions
  • Common dimensions and how to create them using MySQL

    Building an order warehouse

  • Production data for an order system
  • Facts and dimensions for an order system
  • Specifics of data extraction and transform using a real order system

    Getting data into MySQL

  • From Microsoft SQL
  • From Oracle
  • From other structured and unstructured sources

    MySQL specifics

  • Datatypes
  • Time and date functions
  • Performance

    Discuss other kinds of data warehouse tables as time and interest permit. By the end of the tutorial, you should have enough information to build a useful data warehouse in MySQL using your own data systems.

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