So You Need a Data Warehouse But Don't Have the Budget to Build One: What Now?
Building a data warehouse successfully requires discipline and an architected approach. Designs need to work towards a clear objective - even if that evolves over time - so that the technology can be fully utilized to deliver value to the business users. However, getting the budget to fully plan a comprehensive data warehouse can be a challenge in today's economy; the era of large-scale data warehouse deployments has gone the way of the dinosaur! This is the story of how one builts a data warehouse behind the scenes while delivering business intelligence data marts over a two year period using only the BI project budgets.