Introduction

Welcome to Ed-Fi 143 – The Dimensional Data Warehouse.

As you would expect from the name, this course will introduce you to the dimensional data warehouse and its importance when organizing data for analytical purposes.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the role of the Ed-Fi Platform in an analytics data stack
  • Understand the need for a separate cloud data warehouse
  • Understand the importance of dimensional modeling when creating datasets for use in analytics

This course does not aim to be an exhaustive explanation of the topic, but rather its goal is to teach you why a dimensional data warehouse is important and introduce you to the concepts necessary before you proceed to the following course where you implement one. At the end of this course, we will recommend two books for you to read that will go further in depth.