This has been a busy week! We had a midterm and the final iteration of our DB/WI project due. I have learned quite a bit about the utility of data warehouses to create simple and understandable systems for end users to query a database. I have gained insight for how to continue with my Staff Directory System at my school site and how to structure different relational databases to the extract data into a central data warehouse to create different applications for different user purposes.
There are so many needs that my school has — teacher location, monitoring student success, preventing teacher burnout, ensuring equity — and I am beginning to see how an OLAP system can be applied to the decision making processes that make a school successful.