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

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3.7. REVIEW QUESTIONS

  1. State any three factors that indicate the continued growth in data warehousing. Can you think of some examples?

  2. Why do data warehouses continue to grow in size, storing huge amounts of data? Give any three reasons.

  3. Why is it important to store multiple types of data in the data warehouse? Give examples of some nonstructured data likely to be found in the data warehouse of a health management organization (HMO).

  4. What is meant by data fusion? Where does it fit in data warehousing?

  5. Describe four types of charts you are likely to see in the delivery of information from a data mart supporting the finance department.

  6. What is SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) parallel processing hardware? Describe the configuration.

  7. Explain what is meant by agent technology? How can this technology be used in a data warehouse?

  8. Describe anyone of the options available to integrate ERP with data warehousing.

  9. What is CRM? How can you make your data warehouse CRM-ready?

  10. What do we mean by a Web-enabled data warehouse? Describe three of its functional features.

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