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From:Stefan Hinz Date:June 30 2009 9:59am
Subject:MySQL University session on July 2: Starring Sakila - A Data Warehouse
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Starring Sakila - A Data Warehouse Mini-Tutorial

This Thursday (July 2nd, 13:00 UTC), Roland Bouman will will take the
Sakila sample database and explain how to design and load a data
warehouse for it, and how to use that to create those reports and charts
that make managers smile. Along the way, he'll explain often uttered
terms and concepts such as dimensional model, denormalization, star
schema, OLAP, data staging, business intelligence, ETL and data
integration. Roland's session is titled Starring Sakila - A Data
Warehouse Mini-Tutorial.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page:

You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a
Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing
system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated
voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.)

MySQL University is a free educational online program for
engineers/developers. MySQL University sessions are open to anyone, not
just Sun employees. Sessions are recorded (slides and audio), so if you
can't attend the live session you can look at the recording anytime
after the session.

Here's the schedule for the upcoming weeks:

* July 2: Starring Sakila - a data warehouse mini-tutorial
  (Roland Bouman)
* July 9 through August 27: Semester break
* September 3: Connector/NET (Reggie Burnett)
* September 10: Customizing MySQL Enterprise Monitor (Mark Leith)
* September 17: Architecture of MySQL Backup (Lars Thalmann)
* September 24: Concurrency Control: How It Really Works (Heikki Tuuri)
* October 1: InnoDB Internals: InnoDB File Formats and Source Code
  Structure (Calvin Sun)
* October 8: Building MySQL Releases on Unix (Jörg Brühe)

The schedule is not engraved in stone at this point. Please visit for the
up-to-date list. On that page, you can also find the starting time for
many time zones.


Sun Microsystems GmbH        Stefan Hinz
Sonnenallee 1                Manager Documentation, Database Group
85551 Kirchheim-Heimstetten  Phone: +49-30-82702940
Germany                      Fax:   +49-30-82702941      mailto: stefan.hinz@stripped

Amtsgericht Muenchen: HRB161028
Geschaeftsfuehrer: Thomas Schroeder, Wolfgang Engels, Dr. Roland Boemer
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates: Martin Haering
MySQL University session on July 2: Starring Sakila - A Data WarehouseMini-TutorialStefan Hinz30 Jun