Chapter Six

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

Please note in this chapter, by necessity, I will break custom and name a few vendors. The variety of approaches for analytic databases demand some representative ...

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