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DATA WAREHOUSING FUNDAMENTALS: A Comprehensive Guide for IT Professionals by Paulraj Ponniah

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16.6. CHAPTER SUMMARY

  • The Web is the most dominant computing phenomenon of the 1990s and its technology and data warehousing are converging to produce dramatic results.

  • A Web-enabled data warehouse adapts the Web for information delivery and collaboration among the users.

  • Adapting the data warehouse to the Web means including features such as the information "push" technique, ease of usage, speedy response, no downtime, multimedia output, and scalability.

  • Web-based information delivery expands the data warehouse usage and opens up new information strategies.

  • The combination of OLAP and Web technologies produces great benefits for users.

  • Because of the open nature of the Web, adapting the data warehouse to the Web calls for serious implementation considerations.

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