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Conventional Data Warehouses

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

The advantages of using conceptual models for designing applications are well known. In particular, 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 maintenance and evolution of applications, since they focus on users’ requirements; as a consequence, they provide better support for subsequent changes in the logical and implementation schemas.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elzbieta Malinowski
    • 1
  • Esteban Zimányi
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer & Information ScienceUniversidad de Costa RicaSan Pedro, San JoséCosta Rica
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer Decision Engineering (CoDE)Université Libre BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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