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Business Intelligence Guidebook by Rick Sherman

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Chapter 6

Data Architecture

Abstract

The data architecture defines the data along with the schemas, integration, transformations, storage, and workflow required to enable the analytical requirements of the information architecture. A solid data architecture is a blueprint that helps align your company's data with its business strategies. The data architecture guides how the data is collected, integrated, enhanced, stored, and delivered to business people who use it to do their jobs. It helps make data available, accurate, and complete so it can be used for business decision-making. The major choices are Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)-only, independent data marts, Ralph Kimball's enterprise data bus architecture, Bill Inmon's Corporate Information ...

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