Challenges of Dimensional Modeling in Business Intelligence Systems

International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends  (IJCOT)          
© 2015 by IJCOT Journal
Volume - 5 Issue - 3
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors :  Muhammad Khalid, Zahid Javed, Tariq Shahzad, Muniza Iqbal, Rukhsana Safdar
DOI : 10.14445/22492593/IJCOT-V21P304


Muhammad Khalid, Zahid Javed, Tariq Shahzad, Muniza Iqbal, Rukhsana Safdar"Challenges of Dimensional Modeling in Business Intelligence Systems", International Journal of Computer & organization Trends (IJCOT), 5(3):30-31 May - Jun 2015, ISSN:2249-2593, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract In today’s modern business environment, data is growing rapidly and we are drowning in huge data “big data”. Increasing in the volume of data, the ways to manage big data have been changed as compare to traditional ways. Concept of Data warehouse emerged to mange this huge data volume and absolute the tradition transaction systems (OLTP). Business adopted them as an alternative of traditional transactional systems. Dimension modeling provides number of different techniques to design these new systems (OLAP) efficiently to meet the intelligence requirements of business by providing intended support of user’s inquiries. In this paper, we analyze the challenges faced by dimension modeling for designing these systems especially for business intelligence with respect to their functionality, architecture, structure and enhance the performance and consistency of new business dimensions.


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