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ERIC Number: EJ793828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Getting Started with Data Warehousing: The First in a Series on How to Manage Data Efficiently
Mills, Lane B.
Technology & Learning, v28 n8 p31 Mar 2008
These days, "data-driven decision making" is on every school district's buzzword bingo game board. Accountability pressures and lean budgets make translating data into information a major focus of school systems that are trying to improve district outcomes in all areas. As such, data warehousing has become an essential district tool. Historically available only to large corporations due to price and complexity, data warehousing is now an affordable and manageable option for gathering, manipulating, and incorporating district data. While the inclusion of a data warehouse can be a boon for districts, the process of its development and support needs careful planning and management. In its simplest form, a data warehouse is the main repository of an organization's historical data, its corporate memory. It contains the raw material for management's decision support system. Whether it is a collection of simple relational databases or massive containers with ongoing transactional data, data warehouses are structured to facilitate data collection, management, querying, and reporting for decision making. In this article, the author describes how to get started with a successful data warehouse project. (Contains 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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