Modern data warehousing and business intelligence

This one-day course offers a conceptual overview of the data warehouse.

All the characteristics and possibilities of data warehousing are treated: definitions, myth and reality, key concepts, implementation and exploitation strategies.

What does datamining mean and what are the possibilities now? Several types of products can be of use (cleaning, loading, extraction, ...). An architecture is essential, so some time will be spent on that.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please contact ABIS.

Intended for

IT personnel, those persons in charge of the set-up of a warehouse, managers ...


Some background on (relational) database management systems is a plus (see course SQL and relational databases fundamentals).

Main topics

  • Historical background
  • Definitions:

explanation of the key concepts (datamart, DSS, OLAP, MDBMS, ...)

  • Data warehouse infrastructure:

Back end ETT/ETL), Data Store, Front end Tools, Meta Data

  • Logical implementation:

the complete strategy: source data • transformation • loading • extraction • cleaning • maintenance metadata • datamining • ...

  • Designing a data warehouse:

no data warehouse without a well-considered datamodel: ER, Multi Dimensional Modeling, Snowflakes, Stars

Training method

Theory alternated with practical examples.


1 day.

Course leader

Kris Van Thillo.


Good course material, and thorough and clear presentation from the instructor, Kris Van Thillo. This course added a lot of value to my understanding of the modern data warehousing concepts. Very good command and clarity in English of the instructor.

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prima om inzichten te verwerven in de verschillende aspecten van het hoe en waarom opzetten van een data warehouse en hoe om te gaan met verschillende types van data

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A lot of theory but with good examples. It was really easy to understand

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Zeer veel info, overzichtelijk samengevat

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Uitstekende cursus, biedt een mooi overzicht van de gevestigde strategieën en trends in dit snel-veranderende domein. De docent is zeer gedreven, en weet een globaal verhaal te brengen, met toch voldoende nuance.

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Heel goed, schetst een uitstekend kader voor onze dagelijkse job. Duidelijk en gestructureerd uitgelegd; met af en toe verwijzingen naar toepassingen zodat de concepten direct concreet worden

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Theoretische cursus goed gebracht door Kris

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Heel leerrijk + interessant

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