Philip Russom

Data Replication for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

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Webinar Abstract
According to a recent TDWI survey, almost half of data integration specialists are using some form of data replication today. That makes replication second only to ETL among data integration techniques. Yet, we seldom hear much about replication.

This TDWI Webinar gives data replication the recognition it deserves, as a highly useful data integration technique for real-world business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) applications. For example, replication’s ability to operate in real time makes it a good technology choice for real-time data warehousing and operational BI. And replication’s synchronization capabilities make it ideal for constructing 360-degree views or performance management metrics. Furthermore, “big data” is often big because it’s fed continuously by streaming data, which some replication configurations can handle. As business management practices accelerate into real-time decision making based on complete and current big data, data replication becomes even more useful.

What You Will Learn:

  • Definitions of replication and comparisons to related technologies like ETL, ELT, federation and synchronization
  • Business reasons for depending on replication’s real-time capabilities
  • Real-world use cases of replication in business intelligence and data warehousing
  • The role replication can play in real-time data warehousing, operational BI, and big data analytics

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