Data Warehousing (Data Warehouse)
Data warehousing allows a company or organization to create a consolidated view of its enterprise data, optimized for reporting and analysis. Basically, a data warehouse is an aggregated, sometimes summarized copy of transaction and non-transaction data specifically structured for dynamic queries and fast, efficient business analytics.
In data warehousing, data and information are extracted from heterogeneous production data sources as they are generated, or in periodic stages, making it simpler and more efficient to run queries over data that originally came from different sources. Data is turned into high-quality information to meet all enterprise reporting requirements for all levels of users. Interactive content can be delivered to anyone in the extended enterprise – customers, partners, employees, managers, and executives – anytime, anywhere.
Information Builders offers comprehensive solutions for developing, managing, and optimizing a flexible data architecture that efficiently supports key enterprise information initiatives. iWay DataMigrator is a powerful and comprehensive set of fully automated tools designed to dramatically simplify data integration, including the creation, maintenance, and expansion of data warehouses, data marts, and operational data stores. With its intuitive, easy-to-use interface, DataMigrator enables fast, flexible, end-to-end ETL process creation involving heterogeneous data structures across disparate computing platforms. DataMigrator employs efficient access techniques to produce high-quality data, a reusable infrastructure, and comprehensive metadata. Functionality includes:
- Using ETL software to extract, transform, and load data directly into a data warehouse or mart
- Transparently drilling and joining data warehouses to operational data
- Using an operational systems' (e.g., SAP) own application functions to access data
- Trickle-feeding a data warehouse to populate and refresh it, using real-time transformations
Once your data marts and data warehouses are created, our WebFOCUS business intelligence platform will allow you to create dashboards, reporting systems and mobile apps to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time.
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