Optimizing Data Warehouse Loading Procedures for Enabling Useful-Time Data Warehousing



The purpose of a data warehouse is to aid decision making. As the real-time enterprise evolves, synchronism between transactional data and data warehouses is redefined. To cope with real-time requirements, the data warehouses must be able to enable continuous data integration, in order to deal with the most recent business data. Traditional data warehouses are unable to support any dynamics in structure and content while they are available for OLAP. Their data is periodically updated because they are unprepared for continuous data integration. For real-time enterprises with needs in decision support while the transactions are occurring, (near) real-time data warehousing seem very promising. In this paper we present a survey on testing today’s most used loading techniques and analyze which are the best data loading methods, presenting a methodology for efficiently supporting continuous data integration for data warehouses. To accomplish this, we use techniques such as table structure replication with minimum content and query predicate restrictions for selecting data, to enable loading data in the data warehouse continuously, with minimum impact in query execution time. We demonstrate the efficiency of the method using benchmark TPC-H and executing query workloads while simultaneously performing continuous data integration.


Real-time and active data warehousing, Continuous data integration, ETL, Refreshment loading process, Performance Optimization


Real-Time Data Warehousing


IDEAS 2009 - International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium, September 2009

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