15.00 - The Heart of the Data Warehouse - Teradata Database

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The Heart of the Data Warehouse

Without a properly designed and configured database, no data warehouse can provide the sort of ready access to the enterprise-wide data store required to answer the ad hoc tactical and decision support queries and data mining requests that the modern business enterprise generates in its quest to remain ahead of its competition.

Different users require different sorts of data, ranging from canned batch reports to complex ad hoc queries to detailed exploratory analyses examining the finest-grained atomic data of the enterprise. The database must be capable of supporting all these users and all the possible requests they might make of the enterprise data store.