February 25, 2011Data Mining: Concepts and Techniques
What is Data Warehouse?
Defined in many different ways, but not rigorously.
A decision support database that is maintainedseparatelyfrom the organization¶s operationaldatabase
Supportinformation processingby providing a solidplatform of consolidated, historical data for analysis.³A data warehouse is asubject-oriented,integrated,
time-variant,andnonvolatilecollection of data in support
of management¶s decision-making process.´²W. H.InmonData warehousing:
The process of constructing and using datawarehouses