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Data WareHousing and Data Mining

The purpose of this 3 page paper is to discuss , views regarding data

warehousing and data mining or knowledge discovery in databases. Discuss

the role of the database administration and the issues of cost/benefit for these

types of endeavors in organizations.

A data warehouse is a repository storing integrated information for efficient

querying and analysis. Information is extracted from heterogeneous sources

as it is generated or updated

A Data Warehouse on the other end, is a database that is designed for

facilitating querying and analysis. Often designed as OLAP (On-Line

Analytical Processing) systems, these databases contain read-only data that

can be queried and analysed far more efficiently as compared to your regular

OLTP application databases. In this sense an OLAP system is designed to be


Solution Summary

This solution describes features and advantages of data warehousing and data mining in terms of cost/benefit and also examines the role of database administration.