Gartner Research

Of Data Warehouses, Operational Data Stores, Data Marts and Data 'Outhouses'

Published: 27 December 2005

ID: G00133092

Analyst(s): Mark Beyer


Solution and packaged offerings in data warehousing and business intelligence are intentionally mixing terminology to gain a wider "mind share" in the marketplace. Program managers and architects should arm themselves with discrete definitions to eliminate false claims and inappropriate positioning.

Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Data Warehouse
  • The Operational Data Store
  • The Data Mart
  • The Data Outhouse
  • The Repositories in Contrast
  • Recommendations

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