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Does the 21st-Century "Big Data" Warehouse Mean the End of the Enterprise Data Warehouse?

Published: 25 August 2011

ID: G00213081

Analyst(s): Donald Feinberg , Mark Beyer


The ideal enterprise data warehouse has been envisaged as a centralized repository for 25 years, but the time has come for a new type of warehouse to handle "big data." This "logical data warehouse" demands radical realignment of practices and a hybrid architecture of repositories and services.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Ending the Era of Deficient Compromise
  • Service Level and Benefit Expectations — Revisited
  • A Combined Services and Information Asset Management Platform
  • The Logical Data Warehouse Architecture
  • Evolving Toward the Logical Data Warehouse
  • How Existing Technology Can Fit In

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