We have come to the conclusion of the first chapter and we have covered quite a bit of ground. We summarized the core material regarding the data modeling methodology with the Kimball method. We established our definition of business intelligence, which will be applied throughout the book. We also summarized the various tools that we will be using to implement business intelligence with. Our main emphasis will be placed on implementing business intelligence best practices within various tools that will be used based on the data available to us within the
In the next chapter, we will cover extracting additional data from the Web, which will then be added to the
AdventureWorks database. This process is known as web scraping and can be performed with great success using tools such as Python and R. In addition to collecting data, we will focus on transforming the collected data for optimal query performance.