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Data Warehousing and BI Analytics

IBM via edX


Today’s businesses are investing significantly in capabilities to harness the massive amounts of data that fuel Business Intelligence (BI). Working knowledge of Data Warehouses and BI Analytics tools are a crucial skill for Data Engineers, Data Warehousing Specialists and BI Analysts, making who are amongst, the most valued resources for organizations.

This course prepares you with the skills and hands-on experience to design, implement and maintain enterprise data warehouse systems and business intelligence tools. You’ll gain extensive knowledge on various data repositories including data marts, data lakes and data reservoirs, explore data warehousing system architectures, deepen on data cubes and data organization using related tables. And analyze data using business intelligence like Cognos Analytics, including its reporting and dashboard features, and interactive visualization capabilities.

This course provides hands-on experience with practice labs and a real-world inspired project that can be added to your portfolio and will demonstrate your proficiency in working with data warehouses. Skills you will gain include building data warehouses, Star/Snowflake schemas, CUBEs, ROLLUPs, Materialized Views/MQTs, reports and dashboards.

This course assumes prior SQL and relational database experience.


Module 1: Data Warehouses, Data Marts, and Data Lakes

  • Data Warehouse Overview

  • Popular Data Warehouse Systems

  • Selecting a Data Warehouse System

  • IBM Db2 Warehouse (Optional)

  • Data Marts Overview

  • Data Lakes Overview

Module 2: Designing, Modeling and Implementing Data Warehouses

  • Overview of Data Warehouse Architectures

  • CUBEs, ROLLUPs, Materialized Views and Tables

  • Facts and Dimensional Modeling

  • Data Modeling using Star and Snowflake Schemas

  • Staging Areas for Data Warehouses

  • Verify Data Quality

  • Populating a Data Warehouse

  • Querying the Data

Module 3: Data Warehouse Analytics

  • Introduction to Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) Tools

  • Cognos Analytics: Introduction and How to Sign Up

  • Navigating in Cognos Analytics

  • Creating a Simple Dashboard in Cognos

  • Advanced Capabilities in Cognos Analytics Dashboards

  • Accessing Your Warehouse with Cognos

Module 4: Final Assignment

Taught by

Rav Ahuja and Ramesh Sannareddy


4.6 rating at edX based on 15 ratings

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