"...the combination of the Operational Data Store along with the data warehouse ′flesh out′ the modern information architecture of systems. Together these two architectural combine...to form a complete picture of modern systems architecture." W. H. Inmon.
The operational data store is a dynamic architectural construct specifically designed for doing high–speed, integrated operational processing. It achieves at the operational level what the data warehouse does at the strategic/managerial level. Now, from a team of experts headed by W. H. Inmon, the "father of the data warehouse," here is the first comprehensive guide to understanding, building, and using operational data stores. Providing in–depth coverage of all practical and theoretical issues surrounding the operational data store, it tells you:
- What the operational data store is, how it differs from the data warehouse, where it fits within modern systems architecture.
- How the operational data store relates to decision support and executive information systems data.
- Hardware platforms and configurations, related database design techniques, the role of CASE and DBMS technologies, and other crucial technical considerations.
- How to design and build an operational data store—including step–by–step guidelines, a comprehensive work plan, and numerous illustrative case studies.
- Techniques for using the operational data store in conjunction with the data warehouse to provide companies with a powerful competitive edge.
- And much more.
Find out what an operational data store can do for your company and how to build one tailored to your organization′s unique operational style and day–to–day information needs in Building the Operational Data Store.