Data Modeling – A Beginner’s Guide, Andrew J. Oppel, ( McGraw-Hill, 2010)
Database programmers and DBA’s will find this very readable book useful. It discusses business requirements, and how they drive the design of the logical structure and physical database. It covers OLTP and OLAP. 300 pages.
Applied SAP BI 7.0 Web Reports – Using BEx Web Analyzer and Web Application Designer, Peter Jones, McGraw-Hill, 2010
MDM for Customer Data – Optimizing Customer Centric Management of your Business, Kelvin K. A. Looi, MC Press, 2009
This funny slim book proposes a database structure that will make your enterprise more responsive to customers.
Data warehousing for dummies / by Thomas C. Hammergren, Wiley, 2009
Here is a managers’ guide to planning an information system.
Professional Microsoft SQL server 2008 programming / Rob Vieira, Wiley, 2009
Here is a book on SQL, “business intelligence”, and more that you will like if you use Microsoft systems. 850 pages.
Smart business intelligence solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 / Lynn Langit, Microsoft, 2009
This book is not much about SQL, but more about Microsoft’s tools for data ‘mining’, ‘warehousing’, OLAP, and such. Learn about the ‘cube’ which can contain denormalized data. The tools provide much more than report formatting. This book is big and heavy, at 750 pages.
Microsoft Office PerformancePoint server 2007 / Elaine Andersen, Wiley, 2008
This book is for the business executive who needs a Business Intelligence solution considerably more powerful than an excel spreadsheet. There is also some info for the admin, but only 15 pages out of 400.
Data mining with Microsoft SQL server 2008 / Jamie MacLennan, Wiley, 2009
Here is an introduction to Microsoft’s business intelligence tools. Microsoft has provided many features in their product, and this book covers them in 600 pages. This is not a programmer’s book, and there is not much about SQL.