Conceptual Data Warehouse Design

  • Alejandro Vaisman
  • Esteban Zimányi
Part of the Data-Centric Systems and Applications book series (DCSA)


The advantages of using conceptual models for designing databases are well known. Conceptual models facilitate communication between users and designers since they do not require knowledge about specific features of the underlying implementation platform. Further, schemas developed using conceptual models can be mapped to various logical models, such as relational, object-relational, or object-oriented models, thus simplifying responses to changes in the technology used. Moreover, conceptual models facilitate the database maintenance and evolution, since they focus on users’ requirements; as a consequence, they provide better support for subsequent changes in the logical and physical schemas.


Data Warehouse Unit Sale Parent Member Generalize Hierarchy Multiple Granularity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Vaisman
    • 1
  • Esteban Zimányi
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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