The practice of setting up a data warehouse, a collection of corporate information and data derived from operational systems and external data sources.
Disclaimer: data warehousing is not a building where you keep all your information, it’s much more!
We often mention data warehousing and people automatically think that it’s just about just storing data, but actually data warehousing is more about leveraging your data to bring you value, not just about making sure it’s backed up and redundant.
Imagine if you were able to automate the repetitive, manual tasks of producing your monthly management reports for your business, which takes your analyst hours, if not days. This is just one example of where a data warehouse would bring value.
A data warehouse is really about positioning your data in your organisation to position you to be more innovative, understand the market better, optimise your business better, etc.