Ralph Kimball

Ralph is known worldwide as an innovator, writer, educator, speaker and consultant in the field of data warehousing.His books on dimensional design techniques have become the all time best sellers in data warehousing: “The Data Warehouse Toolkit : Practical Techniques for Building Dimensional Data Warehouses ” (Wiley, 1996), “The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit : Expert Methods for Designing, Developing, and Deploying Data Warehouses” ( Wiley 1998) e “The Data Webhouse Toolkit: Building the Web-Enabled Data Warehouse” (Wiley 2000).

He writes a regular column, Webhouse Architect, for Intelligent Enterprise.After receiving a Ph.D. in 1972, Ralph joined the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he became a co-inventor of the Xerox Star Workstation, the first commercial product to use mice, icons and windows.Ralph then became vice president of applications at Metaphor Computer Systems and in 1986 he founded Red Brick Systems, serving as CEO until 1992.