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Data Warehousing

Data Warehousing

A data warehouse is step forward in the evolution of your organization’s maturity in the area of Business Intelligence and has become increasingly affordable. A well-built data warehouse adds tremendous value to the data through the business dimensional model and the Extraction Transformation Loading (ETL) process. It makes the data more usable by increasing its validity and allowing for easier reporting, even to the most recent tools like the tabular data model. A well designed data warehouse allows ease-of-use, query performance and maintainability to the Business Intelligence endeavour.

Methodology

We use the Kimball Methodology of dimensional modelling. Some of its steps are:

  • Business Requirements Definition
  • Dimensional modelling
  • Technical Architecture Design
  • Product Selection & Installation
  • Physical Design
  • ETL Design and Development
  • Data warehouse implementation

Technology

SQL Server 2012 Data Warehousing gives customers an enterprise ready platform that includes high availability capabilities, a generational leap in performance with in-memory technologies, and integrated BI capabilities exposed through familiar Office tools like Excel and SharePoint. With SQL Server 2012, you can get a mission critical data warehouse platform that scales beyond 600 TB at the fraction of the cost to acquire, operate and maintain.

  • SQL Server Data Warehouse supports the largest enterprise needs for Data Warehouse solutions, as well as complete fault tolerance and disaster recovery with AlwaysOn, providing the required 9s of up time.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 provides a generational leap in performance with the new xVelocity in-memory technologies allowing typical improvements of 10X-100X.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Data Warehousing gives the Fastest Time to Solution by both offering reference architectures and appliances (pre-tested, pre-configured, and pre-tuned integration with open tier one industry hardware) as well as  software that installs and configures 4X faster than other leading vendors.
  • SQL Server has both one of the lowest cost of acquisition as well as ownership (includes maintenance, IT staffing, installation, configuration, operations) where real life scenarios show savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars after migrating to SQL Server.

At Metric Insight we have been working with SQL Server since version 7 and can help you in any data warehousing effort. > Learn More about Microsoft Data Warehousing

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