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Data Warehousing

This course will help you design and implement a special type of databases structured for data analysis, namely data warehouses.

In data warehousing, special attention is laid on performance and usability issues. Data warehousing is a part of Business Intelligence (BI), which is used to support organisations strategic decision-making.

This course is part of a programme and is not available for application as a stand-alone course.

  • Course structure

    The course contains the following parts:

    • Introduction to decision support systems and Business Intelligence
    • History, state-of-the-art within data warehousing
    • Rationale and patterns for multi-dimensional modeling
    • The ETL process (Extract-Transform-Load) and data integration
    • The Data Warehouse Lifecycle (DW development and maintenance process)
    • OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) and a multi-dimensional query language for data cubes
    • Trends within data warehousing and current research

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, laboratory sessions and supervision.


    The course is examined as follows: 

    • written examination
    • written assignments


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    This course is part of a programme, course package or incoming exchange studies and is not available for application as a stand-alone course.

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