Data and analytics are now indispensable to today’s business people; businesses use reports, dashboards, and analytics to extract business insights that help them stay competitive.

Your data warehouse is an important part of your data management. A central repository of information that your team can analyze to make the best decisions possible, the data flows into the warehouse from relational databases, transactional systems, and other sources. Decision makers and analysts access that data and sort through the information to gain insight into your business. Keeping your data warehouse on the cutting edge is vital.

Your data warehouse consists of three tiers. The bottom tier of the architecture is the server where data is loaded and stored. The middle tier is made up of the analytics engine that accesses and analyzes the data, while the top and final tier is the front-end client presenting your results by reports, analysis, and data mining tools. Ensuring that your data warehouse is as modernized as possible will be an important feature to the success of your business venture.

Some features of a modernized data warehouse are:

Co-exists with data lake and Hadoop
Agile delivery and advanced analytics
Larger data volumes with a variety of data sources
Bimodal environment
Scalable architecture
Promotion of self-service solutions

And the benefits of a modernized data warehouse can be:

Better decision-making
Data that is consolidated from many sources
Quality data that is accurate and consistent
Access to historical intelligence

The modern data warehouse will provide a governed version of multiple corporate data sources which provides users and analysts with a simplified data model for critical decisions. The data has been groomed so users see quality data that has been validated while historical data that once was lost in source systems is now recorded, enriching your data. Simplified navigation and improved query performance are remaining, and welcome, features, and because the function is to enable business decisions, it is suggested that it be managed by business users instead of IT personnel.

A modernized data warehouse will be an important part of your cutting edge business strategy. Think Data Insights is here to help you stay there.