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Big Data and the Data Warehouse: A Question of Adjustment

TDWI Hot Topic // Big Data and the Data Warehouse: A Question of Adjustment

April 23, 2013

Despite the big data phenomenon, the scalability issues that historically constrained IT systems have to some extent been neutralized. Vendor platforms are more adaptable and scalable; user practices are likewise more diverse, incorporating techniques and methods that are appropriate to the era of big data. As a result, organizations have the unprecedented ability to mine and analyze big data for valuable business insights.

“To get more business value from big data, companies are ... experimenting with analytics of all kinds. [They’re experimenting] with everything except OLAP because a company of any size has a sizable investment in OLAP already. The growth is in the other forms, which are sometimes called discovery or exploratory analytics,” Russom comments.

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