Chapter 11. Introduction to Data Warehousing and Analysis Services

Introduction to Data Warehousing and Analysis Services

Making better business decisions quickly is the key to succeeding in today’s competitive marketplace. Organizations seeking to improve their decision-making ability can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume and complexity of data available from their varied operational and production systems. Making this data accessible is one of the most significant challenges for today’s information-technology professionals.

In response to this challenge, many organizations choose to build a data warehouse to unlock the information in their operational systems. A data warehouse is an integrated store ...

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