Data modeling Definitions

  • C

    conformed dimension

    In data warehousing, a conformed dimension is a dimension that has the same meaning to every fact with which it relates.

  • D

    data engineer

    A data engineer is a worker whose primary job responsibilities involve preparing data for analytical or operational uses.

  • data modeling

    Data modeling is the process of documenting a complex software system design as an easily understood diagram, using text and symbols to represent the way data needs to flow.

  • dimension

    In data warehousing, a dimension is a collection of reference information about a measurable event (fact).

  • S

    snowflaking (snowflake schema)

    In data warehousing, snowflaking is a form of dimensional modeling where dimensions are stored in multiple related dimension tables. 

  • star schema

    In data warehousing, a star schema is the simplest form of dimensional model, with data organized into facts and dimensions. 

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