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Data Warehousing: Architecture and Implementation by Michelle C. Dy, Michael W. Hawkins, Mark Humphries

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Chapter 16. Warehousing Trends

This chapter takes a look at trends in the data warehousing industry and their possible implications on future warehousing projects.

Continued Growth of the Data Warehouse Industry

The data warehousing industry continues to grow in terms of spending, product availability and projects. Our research efforts indicate that up to 90 percent of multi-national companies will have data warehouses or are planning to build one by 1999. The size of the market is expected to grow rapidly, doubling in spending roughly once every two years until the year 2000.

The number of data warehouse vendors continues to increase, as does the number of available warehousing products. Such a trend, however, may abate in the face of market consolidation, ...

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