This preface contains these topics:
This guide is intended for database administrators, system administrators, and database application developers who design, maintain, and use data warehouses.
To use this document, you need to be familiar with relational database concepts, basic Oracle server concepts, and the operating system environment under which you are running Oracle.
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Many of the examples in this book use the sample schemas of the seed database, which is installed by default when you install Oracle. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.
Note that this book is meant as a supplement to standard texts about data warehousing. This book focuses on Oracle-specific material and does not reproduce in detail material of a general nature. For additional information, see:
The Data Warehouse Toolkit by Ralph Kimball (John Wiley and Sons, 1996)
Building the Data Warehouse by William Inmon (John Wiley and Sons, 1996)
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