CH 13 MC

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Implementing BI in an organization involves capturing not only business data (internal and external) but also the ____.
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metadata
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Analyzing decision support data to generate information is part of ____.
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business intelligence
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Data mining is part of the “____” section of the business intelligence framework.
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Processes
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A data mart is part of the “____” section of the business intelligence framework.
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Governance
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____’s main goal is to provide a comprehensive and consistent definition of all data within an organization.
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MDM
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The ____ contains business data extracted from the operational database and from external data sources.
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data store
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____ are in charge of presenting the data to the end user in a variety of ways.
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Data visualization tools
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____ provide a unified, single point of entry for information distribution.
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Portals
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Data is captured from the OLTP system and placed on the ____ on a near-real time basis.
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data warehouse
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BusinessObjects is a(n) ____ tool.
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OLAP
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Had ____ been as pivotal to business operations a few years back, crises precipitated by the likes of Enron, WorldCom, and Arthur Andersen might have been avoided.
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governance
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____ systems provided no data extraction/integration process.
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Traditional mainframe-based online transaction processing
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From the data analyst’s point of view, decision support data differ from operational data in three main areas: time span, granularity, and ____.
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dimensionality
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A characteristic of decision support data is ____.
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high query activity
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A characteristic of operational data is ____.
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high normalization
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In 2008, Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company, had over four ____ of data in its data warehouses.
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petabytes
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Data ____ implies that all business entities, data elements, data characteristics, and business metrics are described in the same way throughout the enterprise.
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integration
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____ can serve as a test vehicle for companies exploring the potential benefits of data warehouses.
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Data marts
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There are 12 rules that define a(n) ____.
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data warehouse
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The basic star schema has four components: facts, ____, attributes, and attribute hierarchies.
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dimensions
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Computed or derived facts are sometimes called ____ to differentiate them from stored facts.
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metrics
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In a star schema, dimensions are normally stored in ____.
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dimension tables
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In a star schema, attributes are often used to search, filter, or classify ____.
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facts
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The ____ dimension of a data cube provides a framework from which sales patterns can be analyzed and possibly predicted.
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time
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The attribute hierarchy provides a top-down data organization that is used for two main purposes: ____ and drill-down/roll-up data analysis.
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aggregation
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Fact and dimension tables are related by ____ keys.
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foreign
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In a typical star schema, each dimension record is related to thousands of ____ records.
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fact
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A ____ schema is a type of star schema in which the dimension tables can have their own dimension tables.
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snowflake
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____ splits a table into subsets of rows or columns and places the subsets close to the client computer to improve data access time.
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Partitioning
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In a MOLAP system, the MOLAP ____ allows end users to interact with the MOLAP server and request data for analysis.
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GUI
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The reliance on ____ as the design methodology for relational databases is seen as a stumbling block to its use in OLAP systems.
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normalization
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Decision support data tend to be non-normalized, ____, and pre-aggregated.
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duplicated
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The ____ schema is designed to optimize data query operations rather than data update operations.
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star
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ROLAP extends ____ so that it can differentiate between access requirements for data warehouse data and operational data.
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SQL
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A ____ index is based on 0 and 1 bits to represent a given condition.
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bitmapped
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Conceptually, MDBMS end users visualize the stored data as a three-dimensional cube known as a ____.
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data cube
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A MOLAP system stores data in an MDBMS, using proprietary ____ and array technology to simulate the multidimensional cube.
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matrix
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What is one of the main characteristics of OLAP systems?
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They support client/server architecture
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What is a characteristic of ROLAP?
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It uses the star schema
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A(n) ____ is a dynamic table that not only contains the SQL query command to generate the rows, but also stores the actual rows.
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materialized view

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