ProtoMart provides the ability to quickly prototype data marts from knowledge of
the business along with utilizing existing dimension data from operational systems
and/or previously created data marts. ProtoMart also comes with dimension generators
and prebuilt models that can effectively quick-start a BI project. With ProtoMart
you can quickly deliver prototype data marts complete with realistic, automatically
generated fact data.
Invariably, business users need to see a working version of their data mart in order
to confirm that what they are asking for meets their needs. Typically, without ProtoMart,
users only get to see what they've asked for after the data mart has been built,
many days or weeks later. Feedback at this stage, of course, leads to re-work of
the data mart or users learn to live with what has been delivered.
With ProtoMart, prototypes can be developed at a fraction of the time and problems
in the design can be discovered early in the process. A good design can be achieved
before actual BI coding is even started. Instead of building to "requirements",
with ProtoMart you can build to a confirmed prototype. With the ability to deliver
prototypes in a shorter time frame, you are able to ask better questions which in
turn leads to a better solution in the end.
To help you start any given BI project, ProtoMart provides the ability to use common
prebuilt ProtoMart models as well as common business dimensions created from ProtoMart's
dimension generation wizards. Even though this provides for a quick start, you are
not locked-in to a given approach or design style, it is just a starting point.
Creating data marts efficiently is only part of the power of the ProtoMart solution.
Not only does it automatically generate the required DDL, it also builds/updates
the corresponding Star and fills the Fact table(s) with realistic generated data.
Stars created with ProtoMart comply with "Kimball" industry standards, and documentation
for a ProtoMart model can be generated from which your BI technician can use to
configure production ETL transformations.
Use of ProtoMart doesn't stop with creating validated prototypes efficiently. When
you move into the construction phase of a data mart, you can iteratively
incorporate completed dimensions until a full-functioning production data mart has
been built. This will let you blend existing dimensions with new dimensions that are still
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