Why Do I Want a Data Warehouse with My BI Platform?
Why include a data warehouse in your business intelligence implementation? Doesn't that just create a lot of work and slow everything down? Isn't it better to go right against the source database and get real-time data? Actually, the benefits of using a data warehouse can far outweigh the effort required to implement one.
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