Data warehouse 2.0

May 1, 2008

[From Computerworld]

Analytic databases are the principal engines driving business intelligence, delivering operational data into reports, dashboards and ad-hoc queries.

Essential as they may be, analytic databases have been largely overlooked in the business intelligence industry's recent consolidation spree. Sitting at the core of data warehouses everywhere, these data stores have been treated as mere plumbing rather than as differentiating platform components.

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