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A Definition of Data Warehousing
There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing

book row  warehouse tool vendor. His book The Data Warehouse Toolkit is widely recognized as the seminal work on the subject.   In order to clear up some of the confusion that is rampant in the market, here are some definitions: Data Warehouse: The term Data Warehouse was coined by Bill Inmon in 1990, which he defined in the following way: A warehouse is a subject-oriented, integrated, time-variant and non-volatile collection of data in support of management's decision making process . He defined the terms in

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