This exceptional work provides readers with an introduction to the state-of-the-art research on data warehouse design, with many references to more detailed sources. It offers a clear and a concise presentation of the major concepts and results in the subject area. Malinowski and Zimanyi explain conventional data warehouse design in detail, and additionally address two innovative domains recently introduced to extend the capabilities of data warehouse systems: namely, the management of spatial and temporal information.
Elzbieta Malinowski is a professor at the department of Computer and Information Science at the Universidad de Costa Rica and a professional consultant in Costa Rica in the area of the Data Warehousing. She received her master degrees from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia (1982) and University of Florida, USA (1996), and her Ph.D. degree from UniversitA (c) Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2006). Her research interests include data warehouses, OLAP systems, geographic information systems, and temporal databases. Esteban Zimanyi is a professor of computer science at the Engineering Department of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. He received the BSc degree (1988) and the doctorate degree (1992) in computer science from the Sciences Department at the ULB. His current research interests include conceptual modeling, geographic information systems, spatio-temporal databases, and semantic web.
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