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DAMA-DMBOK: Data Management Body of Knowledge (2nd Edition) by DAMA International

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CHAPTER 11 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

1. Introduction

The concept of the Data Warehouse emerged in the 1980s as technology enabled organizations to integrate data from a range of sources into a common data model. Integrated data promised to provide insight into operational processes and open up new possibilities for leveraging data to make decisions and create organizational value. As importantly, data warehouses were seen as a means to reduce the proliferation of decision support systems (DSS), most of which drew on the same core enterprise data. The concept of an enterprise warehouse promised a way to reduce data redundancy, ...

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