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Data warehouse concepts


This one-day course offers a conceptual overview of the data warehouse.

All the characteristics and possibilities of data warehousing are treated: definitions, myth and reality, key concepts, implementation and exploitation strategies.

What does datamining mean and what are the possibilities now? Several types of products can be of use (cleaning, loading, extraction, ...). An architecture is essential, so some time will be spent on that.

Main topics

  • Historical background
  • Definitions:

explanation of the key concepts (datamart, DSS, OLAP, MDBMS, ...)

  • Data warehouse infrastructure:

Back end ETT/ETL), Data Store, Front end Tools, Meta Data

  • Logical implementation:

the complete strategy: source data • transformation • loading • extraction • cleaning • maintenance metadata • datamining • ...

  • Designing a data warehouse:

no data warehouse without a well-considered datamodel: ER, Multi Dimensional Modeling, Snowflakes, Stars


Intended for

IT personnel, those persons in charge of the set-up of a warehouse, managers ...


Some background on (relational) database management systems is a plus (see course SQL and relational databases fundamentals).

Training method

Theory alternated with practical examples.

Course leader

Kris Van Thillo.


1 day.


You can enrol by clicking on a date
datedur.lang.  location  price
21 Sep1?Leuven  (BE)500 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
13 Oct1NWoerden  (NL)500 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 

Global score

3.9/5 (based on 40 evaluations)


uitstekend (, )
Goed gegeven; duidelijk (, )
Proficiat! (, )
Goed gebracht, informatief, veel bijgeleerd. (, )
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very good overvieuw. a tot of concepts in 1 day (good thing (, )
Goed; stof tot nadenken, groter werk dan gedacht. (, )
Zeer leerrijk en verhelderend (, )
goed vr algemeen beeld; iets minder indien het om meer experimentele zaken gaat (eg. row-wise/column wise databases). (, )
Goed overzicht van concepten (, )