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CS614 Data Warehousing Assignment No.2 (Graded) Spring 2014 Due Date: 26 May 2014

Data warehousing (CS614)

Assignment # 2 (GRADED)

Total marks = 20

                                                                                       Deadline Date = 26/05/2014

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Assignment No. 2

Consider the business process “exams_sessions_papers_aggregate”. The entities involved in the process are shown in above portion of ERD. The process calculates the information that can be sampled as follows:

 

“Totally 100 papers were conducted in exam center “VU001” in morning session in Fall 2013 exam”.

 

“Totally 110 papers were conducted in exam center “VU002” in evening session in Spring 2013 exam”.

 

“Totally 150 papers were conducted in exam center “VU001” in evening session in Fall 2013 exam”.

 

Question:

 

There are four steps of dimensional modeling. First step is to identify the business process. Consider the “exams_sessions_papers_aggregate” process described above. Apply the remaining steps of dimensional modeling to find out the fact and dimensional table(s).

 

Note: You are required to show these steps in solution as well.

 


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Dimensional modeling

Dimensional modeling (DM) is the name of a set of techniques and concepts used in data warehouse design. It is considered to be different from entity-relationship modeling (ER). 

Dimensional modeling always uses the concepts of facts (measures), and dimensions (context). Facts are typically (but not always) numeric values that can be aggregated, and dimensions are groups of hierarchies and descriptors that define the facts. 

Dimensional modeling process
The dimensional model is built on a star-like schema, with dimensions surrounding the fact table. To build the schema, the following design model is used:


Choose the business process
Declare the grain
Identify the dimensions
Identify the fact

Choose the business process
The process of dimensional modeling builds on a 4-step design method that helps to ensure the usability of the dimensional model and the use of the data warehouse. The basics in the design build on the actual business process which the data warehouse should cover. Therefore the first step in the model is to describe the business process which the model builds on. This could for instance be a sales situation in a retail store. To describe the business process, one can choose to do this in plain text or use basic Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) or other design guides like the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

Declare the grain
After describing the Business Process, the next step in the design is to declare the grain of the model. The grain of the model is the exact description of what the dimensional model should be focusing on. This could for instance be “An individual line item on a customer slip from a retail store”. To clarify what the grain means, you should pick the central process and describe it with one sentence. Furthermore the grain (sentence) is what you are going to build your dimensions and fact table from. You might find it necessary to go back to this step to alter the grain due to new information gained on what your model is supposed to be able to deliver.


Identify the dimensions
The third step in the design process is to define the dimensions of the model. The dimensions must be defined within the grain from the second step of the 4-step process. Dimensions are the foundation of the fact table, and is where the data for the fact table is collected. Typically dimensions are nouns like date, store, inventory etc. These dimensions are where all the data is stored. For example, the date dimension could contain data such as year, month and weekday.


Identify the facts
After defining the dimensions, the next step in the process is to make keys for the fact table. This step is to identify the numeric facts that will populate each fact table row. This step is closely related to the business users of the system, since this is where they get access to data stored in the data warehouse. Therefore most of the fact table rows are numerical, additive figures such as quantity or cost per unit, etc.

Assignment No. 2

Consider the business process “exams_sessions_papers_aggregate”. The entities involved in the process are shown in above portion of ERD. The process calculates the information that can be sampled as follows:

“Totally 100 papers were conducted in exam center “VU001” in morning session in Fall 2013 exam”.

“Totally 110 papers were conducted in exam center “VU002” in evening session in Spring 2013 exam”.

“Totally 150 papers were conducted in exam center “VU001” in evening session in Fall 2013 exam”.

Question:

There are four steps of dimensional modeling. First step is to identify the business process. Consider the “exams_sessions_papers_aggregate” process described above. Apply the remaining steps of dimensional modeling to find out the fact and dimensional table(s).

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