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data warehouse
Last modified: Thursday, January 29, 2004 

Abbreviated DW, a collection of data designed to support management decision making. Data warehouses contain a wide variety of data that present a coherent picture of business conditions at a single point in time.

Development of a data warehouse includes development of systems to extract data from operating systems plus installation of a warehouse database system that provides managers flexible access to the data.

The term data warehousing generally refers to the combination of many different databases across an entire enterprise. Contrast with data mart.

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Provides a resource for the latest developments in information systems and data warehousing technology. There are links to forums, resources, news, issues and solutions, a software demo lab, and vendor solutions.

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The Data Warehousing Institute home page contains links to conference information, white papers, lessons from the experts, case studies, vendor information, and related sites.

A Practical Guide to Data Warehousing in Oracle
This Database Journal article examines the various possible attributes of tables and what use can made of them in the different table types of a data warehouse.

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This white paper provides a detailed overview of data warehouse technology including information on framework, architecture, layers, types of data warehouses, and future developments.

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Good collection of links to data warehousing information on the Web. Includes software and consulting companies, directories, a list server and newsgroup, and papers and articles.

Designing a data warehouse
This DBMS magazine article, from December 1996, provides information on nine decisions to consider in the design of a data warehouse.

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