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Testing a data warehouses

  1. 1. TESTING A DATA WAREHOUSES Dr. Himanshu Hora SRMS College of Engineering & Technology Bareilly (INDIA)
  2. 2. CONTENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Data Ware House Testing Data Warehouses Data Warehouse Testing Type Data Warehouse Testing Process Four Things To Do Data Warehouse Testing: Focus Points Data Base Testing vs Data Ware House Testing Challenges for Testing a Data Warehouse
  3. 3. Data Ware House • “Subject-oriented, integrated, timevarying, non-volatile collection of data that is used primarily in organizational decision making” • Historical Data for decision support • Seperate from organization’s operational databases (OLTP)
  4. 4. Testing Data Warehouses • Organizations today need data warehouse testing more than ever before. • Organizations are focusing testing on the ETL (extraction, transformation, load) process, business intelligence infrastructures, and applications that rely on data warehouses. • Check the quality of the data • Data Completeness: Ensures that all the expected data is loaded • Data Transformation: Ensures that all data is transformed correctly according to business rules and/or design specifications.
  5. 5. Testing Data Warehouses: Best Practices
  6. 6. Data Warehouse Testing Type
  7. 7. Data Warehouse Testing Process
  8. 8. Four Things To Do 1. Recognizing the importance of testing 2. Planning the phases for testing 3. Planning for QA staffing 4. Avoiding risks
  9. 9. Data Warehouse Testing: Focus Points 1. Underlying Data
  10. 10. Data Warehouse Testing: Focus Points 2. Data Warehouse Components
  11. 11. Data Base Testing vs Data Ware House Testing
  12. 12. Challenges for Testing a Data Warehouse • Data selection from multiple source systems. • Volume and the complexity of the data. • Inconsistent and redundant data in a data warehouse. • Non-Availability of comprehensive test bed. • Critical data for Business.
  13. 13. Dr. Himanshu Hora SRMS College of Engineering & Technology Bareilly (INDIA)

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