Table of contents for Corporate information factory / W.H. Inmon, Claudia Imhoff, Ryan Sousa.


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Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Creating an Information Ecosystem.
Introducing the Corporate Information Factory.
The External World Component.
The Applications Component.
The Integration and Transformation Layer Component.
The Operational Data Store Component.
The Data Warehouse Component.
The Data Mart Component.
The Exploration and Data Mining Warehouse Components.
The Alternative Storage Component.
The Internet/Intranet Components.
The Metadata Component.
The Decision Support Capabilities.
Variations to the Corporate Information Factory.
Building the Corporate Information Factory.
Managing the Corporate Information Factory.
Multiple Data Warehouses across a Large Enterprise.
Appendix A: CIF Architecture Guidelines.
Glossary.
Recommended Reading.
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Information storage and retrieval systems Business, Business Data processing, Database management, Data warehousing