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    Data Warehouses and Data Marts
    Write a one- to two-page (250-500 word) paper that discusses the differences between data warehouses and data marts.
    Also, discuss how organizations can use data warehouses and data marts to acquire data.
    Please include references.

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    Data warehouse is a store of data accumulated from a wide range of sources within a company and can be used to guide management decisions. Data mart is a part of data warehouse that is focused on a specific department, function, or team (1). Data warehouses have information from all over the company whereas; data mart has information from a single department.
    The key differences are that data marts hold information from only one functional area. For example, it holds information from sales. Also, data marts have more summarized information. Data mart integrates information from a given functional ...

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    The answer to this problem explains data warehouse and data marts. The references related to the answer are also included.