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Experimental Software Engineering, RAD, Data Warehouse, ETL, BI


Business Intelligence (BI) relies on Data Warehouse (DW), a historical data repository designed to support the decision making process. Without an effective Data Warehouse, organizations cannot extract the data required for information analysis in time to enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insights. This paper presents an approach and a Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool to increase efficiency and effectiveness of ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) programs development. An experimental evaluation of the approach is carried out in a controlled experiment that carefully evaluated the efficiency and effectiveness of the tool in an industrial setting. The results indicate that our approach can indeed be used as method aimed at improving ETL process development.


This paper is in Portuguese (Experimentação na Indústria para Aumento da Efetividade da Construção de Procedimentos ETL em um Ambiente de Business Intelligence)