Joe Celko's Analytics and OLAP in SQL

1st Edition

Authors: Joe Celko
Paperback ISBN: 9780123695123
eBook ISBN: 9780080495934
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 24th July 2006
Page Count: 208
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Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Basic Reports & History Chapter 2: Crosstabs Chapter 3: Star and Snowflake Schemas Chapter 4: Data Migration Chapter 5: MERGE Statement Chapter 6: OLAP Basics Chapter 7: GROUPING Operators in SQL Chapter 8: OLAP Operators in SQL Chapter 9: Cubes Chapter 10: Data Quality Chapter 11: Correlation Chapter 12: Distributions
Chapter 13: Market Baskets Chapter 14: Decision and Regression Trees Chapter 15: Computer Intensive Analysis Chapter 16: Relationship Analytics Chapter 17: Database Architectures


Before SQL programmers could begin working with OLTP (On-Line Transaction Processing) systems, they had to unlearn procedural, record-oriented programming before moving on to SQL’s declarative, set-oriented programming. This book covers the next step in your growth. OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing), Data Warehousing and Analytics involve seeing data in the aggregate and over time, not as single transactions. Once more it is time to unlearn what you were previously taught.

This book is not an in-depth look at particular subjects, but an overview of many subjects that will give the working RDBMS programmers a map of the terra incognita they will face—if they want to grow.

Key Features

  • Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist, who has given ten years of service to the ANSI SQL standards committee and many more years of dependable help to readers of online forums.

  • First book that teaches what SQL programmers need in order to successfully make the transition from transactional systems (OLTP) into the world of data warehouse data and OLAP.

  • Offers real-world insights and lots of practical examples.

  • Covers the OLAP extensions in SQL-99; ETL tools, OLAP features supported in DBMSs, other query tools, simple reports, and statistical software.


Virtually everyone who has bought and liked a book by Joe Celko (and there are over 75,000 of those people) and the many tens of thousands more who have been helped by his advice in magazine columns or on newsgroups are part of the market for this book. Mostly the market includes experienced SQL programmers who have worked with OLTP systems who need to learn techniques--and even some tricks--that they can use in an OLAP situation.


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About the Authors

Joe Celko Author

Joe Celko served 10 years on ANSI/ISO SQL Standards Committee and contributed to the SQL-89 and SQL-92 Standards. Mr. Celko is author a series of books on SQL and RDBMS for Elsevier/MKP. He is an independent consultant based in Austin, Texas. He has written over 1200 columns in the computer trade and academic press, mostly dealing with data and databases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Consultant, Austin, Texas