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Data Warehouse Risks and Remedies

Every data warehouse and business intelligence initiative has risks.  Learn to identify them at the start and select the optimal remedy or mitigation technique to address each risk. It is essential to identify the potential risks within every project and

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Value of a Data Warehouse Strategy and Methodology

All successful business intelligence / analytics endeavors are based on a formal strategy and use a best-practices based methodology, even in agile environments. Many companies do not have a data strategy, which is a basic component for successful management of

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Effective Data Warehouse Testing Strategy

Preparing a data warehouse testing strategy can ensure the successful development and completion of end-to-end testing of any data warehouse, data mart, or analytical environment. Organizations need to learn how to build an end-to-end data warehouse testing strategy. This is

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Challenges of Data Warehouse Re-Architecture

Data warehouse / business intelligence / analytics environments require business and IT cooperation for successful architecture and design In working with many large corporations across a variety of industries, it is clear that we all face the reality of re-architecting

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Data Warehouse Standards

Standards are different from guidelines.  Standards are firm and must be followed.  Successful data warehouses use standards Introduction Many dog owners give their dogs what they consider to be commands.  They are really more like guidelines. (“Boscoe come!… pause, pause,

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Security Threats in the Data Warehouse Environment

Data warehouse implementations are vulnerable to internal as well as external security threats.  Follow these mitigating steps to reduce the risks. Introduction Security threats exist against your information resources, whether the systems are accessible through the Internet or buried deep

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