Chapter 22. Agile Testing for Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence Systems

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A data warehouse (DW) is an integrated environment that contains operational as well as decision support data. It also stores data that is created within the data warehousing environment such as aggregates, summaries, and calculations. It is an effective way of managing the decision support function in an organization by treating data like a strategic asset that can be used for competitive advantage. A good system provides easy access to relevant data, allowing modeling as well as retrospective and predictive analysis to better inform business decisions—hence the idea ...

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