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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 combine many different databases across an entire enterprise. Contrast with data mart.

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Outstanding Page
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. Updated on May 6, 1998

Outstanding Page The Data Warehousing Institute
The Data Warehousing Institute home page contains links to conference information, white papers, lessons from the experts, case studies, vendor information, and related sites. Updated on Mar 29, 1998

  Ardent Software
Corporate Web site for Ardent Software, developer of embedded databases and software tools for enterprise-scale applications and data warehouses. Updated on Jul 31, 1998

  Data warehouse project guide - article
SunWorld article (May 1997) on implementing a data warehouse. Updated on Aug 2, 1998

  Data warehousing fundamentals
Discusses the five fundamental ideas behind successful data warehousing. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Data Warehousing Information Center
This information center provides links to end user tool vendors, infrastructure technology vendors, publications, service providers, associations and related sites. Updated on Aug 30, 1997

  Data warehousing technology whitepaper
This white paper provides a detailed overview of data warehouse technology including information on framework, architecture, layers, types of data warehouses, and future developments. Updated on Aug 5, 1998
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.

  International Data Warehousing Association
This organization is dedicated to advancing the knowledge, theory, and applications of data warehousing and is open to all qualified professionals. Their home page provides links to a data warehousing reference page, association news and information, and a newsletter. Updated on Apr 2, 1998

  NCR's Teradata RDBMS home page
Describes NCR'sTeradata database product for data warehousing. Updated on Feb 17, 1998

  Sterling Software
Offers information onSterling Software's business modeling, database and application analysis and design, and object-oriented development products, company information, news, white papers, and support area. Updated on Aug 5, 1998


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