Unlike most data warehousing books, this one focuses specifically on using data warehouses for decision support. It shows how to choose the best tools and get the best answers.KEY TOPICS:This book walks step-by-step through building and maintaining a data warehouse specifically to support decision making. At a high level, it discusses the fundamental ideas and concepts of data warehousing. It then explores state-of-the-art tools and applications that can be used to improve the decision-making data delivered by your data warehouse. Several vendors - including Oracle, the world's leading RDBMS vendor - present products and detailed case studies showing how to implement state-of-the-art decision support.MARKET:For all database administrators and IT professionals, especially those involved in creating and building data warehouses or providing decision support.