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Decision support systems

Decision support systems aim to get high

level information out of detailed information
stored in transaction processing system and
to use the high level information to make
variety of decision.
Data warehouse
Data mining
Decision support systems
 Although many decision support queries
 can be written in SQL ,others either can’t
expressed in SQL.
 Several SQL extension have therefore
been proposed to make data analysis
 The area of OLAP deals with tools and
techniques for data analysis.
Decision support systems
 Database query language are not suited to
the performance of detailed statistical
analyses of data.
 Package SAS and S++ that help in
statistical analysis.
Decision support systems
 Large companies have diverse sources of
data that they need to use for making
business decisions.
 The sources may store data under different
 Data warehouse
 Thus they provide the user a single uniform
interface to data.
Decision support systems
 Knowledge discovery techniques attempt
to discover automatically statistical rules
and pattern from data.
 Data mining
 OLAP tools support interactive analysis of summary
 Several SQL extensions have been developed to
support OLAP tools.
 Finding percentiles or cumulative distributions.
 Oracle and IBM DB2
 Statistical analysis often requires grouping of
multiple attributes.
 In OLAP data stored in relational database (ROLAP)
Data warehousing
 A data warehouse is a repository of
information gathered from multiple
sources , stored under a unified schema ,
at a single site.
 Once gathered , the data are stored for a
long time, permitting access to historical
Data warehousing
 When and how to gather data:
 -In source –driven architecture for
gathering data, the data sources transmit
new information , either continually or
 data-In destination –driven architecture ,
the data warehouse periodically sends
requests for new data to the sources.
Data warehouse
 What scheme to use:
 Data sources that have been constructed
independently are likely to have different
 Part of the task of a warehouse is to perform
schema integration and to convert data to the
integrated schema before they are stored.
Data warehouse
 Data transformation and cleansing:
 The task of correcting and preprocessing
data is called data cleansing.
 Transformation-changing the units of
measure or converting the data into
different schema by joining data from
multiple source relations.
Data warehouse
 How to propagate updates:
 Updates on relations at the data warehouse
must be propagated to the data warehouse.
 If the relations at the data warehouse are
exactly the same as those at the data
source, the propagation is straight forward.
Data warehouse
 What data to summarize:
 The raw data generated by a transaction
processing system may be too large to
store online.
 We can answer many queries by
maintaining just summary data obtained by
aggregation on a relation , rather than
maintain the entire relation.
Data mining
 Data mining refers loosely to the process of
semi automatically analyzing large data
base to find useful pattern.
 Data mining discover rules and pattern from
data .
 Data mining deals with “knowledge
discovery in database”.