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Designing Structures for Analytical Processing in Azure

In this hands-on lab scenario, you are a data engineer for Awesome Company. In the past, you have set up a system whereby users can upload crowdsourced weather information. Now your data analysis team has requested a star schema be designed for evaluating this information. Performing the actions of this hands-on lab will help you become familiar with designing fact and dimension tables for data analysis.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jun 04, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Fact Table

    1. Create a fact table to hold all weather event updates.
  2. Challenge

    Create Dimension Tables

    1. Create dimension tables for upload dates, locations, and users.
  3. Challenge

    Create Table Constraints

    1. Create constraints between the fact table and dimension tables in order to create the desired star schema structure.

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