The Data Warehouse Toolkit (3rd ed.)

The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling

by Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross

Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence!

The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more.

  • Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios
  • Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more
  • Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more

Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.


  • Wiley; July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781118530771
  • Edition: 3
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Data Warehouse Toolkit
  • Author: Ralph Kimball; Margy Ross
  • Imprint: Wiley

About The Author

RALPH KIMBALL, PhD, has been a leading visionary in the data warehouse and business intelligence industry since 1982. The Data Warehouse Toolkit book series have been bestsellers since 1996.

MARGY ROSS is President of the Kimball Group and the coauthor of five Toolkit books with Ralph Kimball. She has focused exclusively on data warehousing and business intelligence for more than 30 years.