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Slowly changing dimensions, fast changing facts-the story of the classic DW

August 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

… Data warehouse, Data mart, OLAP, Star schema, Data Analytics …


The classic or traditional data warehouse is a crucial part of the data analytics supported decision making infrastructure in many organizations. The classic data warehouse is still a key tool in generating actionable insights into an organization’s performance. This talk will detail the rationale for having a data warehouse system distinct from other OLTP based operational systems in the organization, provide insights into dimensional modeling, and conclude with some recent developments in the area.

Speaker Profile:

Vishnu S. Pendyala, PhD is a faculty member in Applied Data Science and an Academic Senator with San Jose State University, current chair of the IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley chapter, and IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor. During his recent 3-year term as an ACM Distinguished speaker and before that as a researcher and industry expert, he gave numerous (50+) invited talks in conferences, faculty development programs, and other forums some of which are available on YouTube and IEEE.tv. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has over two decades of experience in the software industry in the Silicon Valley, USA. His book, “Veracity of Big Data,” is available in several libraries, including those of MIT, Stanford, CMU, the US Congress and internationally. Two other books on machine learning and software development that he edited are also well-received and found place in the US Library of Congress and other reputed libraries. Dr. Pendyala taught a one-week course sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, under the GIAN program in 2017 to Computer Science faculty from all over the country and delivered the keynote in a similar program sponsored by AICTE, Government of India in 2022. Dr. Pendyala recently served on a US government’s National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal review panel. He received the Ramanujan memorial gold medal and a shield for his college at the State Math Olympiad. He also played an active role in Computer Society of India and was the Program Secretary for its annual national convention.

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