Sun Data Warehouse Reference Architecture for Structured and Unstructured Data
Source: Sun Microsystems
Businesses are constantly looking for ways to analyze information and make decisions in a timely manner. Over a decade ago, the concept of the data warehouse enabled organizations to collect, validate, and integrate data from different sources within the enterprise and create a consolidated view of information that can be mined. As technology advanced, the emergence of powerful, cost-effective servers made it possible for more businesses to afford and deploy data warehousing environments. Ideas and techniques for handling and using data warehouses have continued to evolve, with data warehouses rapidly becoming mainstream and providing a vital tool upon which enterprises rely in order to survive in a hyper-competitive global market.