The ABC of Data Warehousing

Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

In this article I would like to define the terminology used in data warehousing. It is a data warehousing glossary, similar to my investing article: The ABC of Investing (link). I won’t cover terms used in business intelligence; I will only cover terms in data warehousing. Terms in bold are defined in this glossary.

This glossary consists of 2 levels. Only the first level is alphabetical. The second level is not. So the best way to use this glossary is by searching the term (Control-F).

  1. Archiving: an approach to remove old data from the fact table and store it another table (usually in different database). It is quite common that the old data is simply deleted and not stored any where else.
  2. Data Lake: a data store built in Hadoop file system, capable to store structured and unstructured It has analytic and query tools which enable users to…

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About Karl Beran

I take interest and satisfaction from enabling people within an organisation to have an accurate, concise and flexible representation of the right information they need, when (or before) they need it. I believe this allows the business to make both operational and strategic decisions quickly and with more confidence, thus improving the agility and efficiency of the company. Having worked with BI stacks from the major vendors, the focus of my blog is on BI principals and strategy with examples from the Microsoft stack as I believe it has the most dynamic and engaged user community with the knowledge base and components fairly readily available to new developers.

Posted on January 19, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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