Data Warehouses and Appliances
Prebuilt analytical machines, up and running quickly, can siphon off analytic workloads such as the data warehouse. The data warehouse is the heart of the information-centric organization and remains a fixture in the environment for reasons discussed in this chapter. Practices for implementing a data warehouse are discussed as well. Select data warehouse appliances, and data appliances, are discussed to further convey their distinction and place in the ecosystem.
business intelligence; data warehouse; data warehouse appliance; analytic appliance