Jul 19th 2016

Delivering a Relational Data Warehouse (edX)

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Learn how to design, build, load, and operate a relational data warehouse to support business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics. This computer science course from Microsoft provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to design, implement, and load a relational data warehouse.

In this four week course, you’ll learn how to analyze business requirements, design dimension and fact tables, index and partition the data for performance, and create ETL solutions for ongoing loading of the warehouse.

This course is taught with short-form lectures, demonstrations, and interviews with industry experts. Quizzes and hands-on labs, using Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database, will help to reinforce your knowledge, practice skills, and solve problems.

What you'll learn:

- Map business reporting requirements to logical data entities

- Design dimension and fact tables in a star schema

- Indexing and partitioning strategies to provide performance and scale

- Load the data warehouse with Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) techniques