Business Intelligence

Gaining the Performance Edge Using a Column-Oriented Database Management System

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Executive Summary

Many different kinds of organizations are increasingly recognizing the potential benefits of how analytic databases can support reporting, strategic analysis, and other business intelligence activities. And as the volumes of data used for analysis increase, the sizes of the data warehouses used to support those business intelligence activities must also grow to meet organizational needs, in terms of size, performance, and scalability. As organizations continue to employ larger data warehouses for purposes ranging from standard reporting to strategic business analytics, complex event processing, and deep-dive data mining, the need for performance will continue to outpace the capabilities of traditional relational databases.

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