Data Warehouse Fundamentals. Chapter 3. Trends In Data Warehousing. Paul K Chen. 1. Data Warehousing is Becoming Mainstream. In the early stages, four significant factors drove many companies to move into data warehousing: Fierce competition Government deregulation
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In the early stages, four significant factors drove many
companies to move into data warehousing:
These significant factors reflect the new trends in data
“A data warehouse is the data, processes, tools, and facilities to manage and deliver complete, timely, accurate, and understandable business information to authorized individuals for effective decision making.”
~ The trend is toward unstructured data and ad hoc warehouses. ~
~ Trend toward multimedia. ~
~ Trend toward utilization of the Web, facilitated by Java. ~
~ Trend toward multidimensional data. ~
~ Trend toward better metadata, exchanged between systems. ~
Trend toward better understanding of data quality. ~
A specific corporate scenario:
An airplane sales scenario: The following information is essential
For a successful pitch for airplane sales.
Knowledge obtained from the knowledge management
system can provide context to the information received from
the data warehouse to understand the story behind the above
Supply Chain (SCM)
– A software solution that addresses enterprise needs taking the process view of an organization to meet the
organization goals tightly integrating all the functions
of an organization.
-- It integrates all the departments and functions across
a company into a single computer system that can serve all those different departments’ particular
Business development – new areas, products and services
Ability to face competition
Efficient processes required for company’s growth
Present software does not met business needs.
Legacy systems difficult to maintain
Obsolete hardware/software difficult to maintain
~ Trend toward better understanding as well as consolidation of internal processes and data ~
~ Trend toward web-enabled data warehouse. ~