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A Definition of Data Warehousing


There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing describes the process of defining, populating, and using a data warehouse. Creating, populating, and querying a data warehouse typically carries an extremely high price tag, but the return on investment can be substantial. Over 95% of the Fortune 1000 have a data warehouse initiative underway in some form.

storage and warehousing  but the cost in storage can be extreme. Now that the warehouse has been built and populated, it becomes possible to extract meaningful information from it that will provide a competitive advantage and a return on investment. This is done with tools that fall within the general rubric of Business Intelligence . Business Intelligence (BI): A very broad field indeed, it contains technologies such as Decision Support Systems (DSS), Executive Information Systems (EIS), On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP), Read More

Teradata and RainStor Join Forces for 2011


A recent post from Doug Henschen in InformationWeek detailed the newsworthy alliance of data warehousing vendor Teradata and online storage specialist RainStor, which highlights the importance that big data markets are acquiring. Big data is turning into "giant data," and organizations that manage very large amounts of information are demanding that software vendors enable the management of

storage and warehousing  companies to offer online storage at competitive prices. Henschen quotes Chris Twogood, senior director of product and services marketing at Teradata, as saying we''re trying to position this as being as cost-effective as tape without compression; but the problem with tape storage is that it''s off line. This is a significant move for Teradata in terms of repositioning its role within the big data market by improving its compression and data storing structure and allowing Teradata to take advantage of Read More

Business Process Overview: Warehousing Solutions


Warehousing processes are critical for the success of a distribution business. These processes are highly visible to your customers, and have a direct impact on their opinion of your company. If you cannot get the goods to your customers in the most efficient way, you risk losing their business. Your warehousing and logistics operations must translate into reliability and service.

storage and warehousing  optimal location for the storage of each and every item. Housekeeping Analysis has many far-reaching implications: almost any aspect of your warehousing operations can be studied and improved. The depth of analysis is nearly unlimited, depending on which range of the infinite parameters you make use of in the selection of data that is used for the investigation. Traditionally laborious and time-consuming housekeeping tasks, however, reflect marked improvement through analysis and the application of Read More

The Necessity of Data Warehousing


An explanation of the origins of data warehousing and why it is a crucial technology that allows businesses to gain competitive advantage. Issues regarding technology selection and access to historical 'legacy' data are also discussed.

storage and warehousing  as DASD (Direct Access Storage Device) were extremely expensive on a per-megabyte basis. Therefore, much of the needed data was stored offline, typically on magnetic tape. Processing power was very expensive as measured in MIPS (Millions of Instructions per Second). Mainframes had to reserve most of their processing power for day-to-day operations, reports could only be run overnight in batch mode (without interaction from the user). Relational database technology was still in its infancy, and server Read More

Demand-driven Manufacturing and Warehousing: Challenges and User Recommendations


Among its promising initiatives, IBS offers flexible rescheduling tools that integrate with existing manufacturing resource planning systems. Its warehousing solution also promises better use of space, and automates reception put-away, etc. However, the vendor still must navigate through some rough competitive terrain.

storage and warehousing  shipping, radio frequency (RF), storage and product definition, and warehouse administration and monitoring. IBS'' WMS process helps ordered be picked faster and with increased accuracy. Processes are based on product movement frequency, optimized resource activity through precise and accurate instruction handing. Fast return on investment (ROI) with staged implementation possibilities can be achieved. Ultimately, the ideal WMS keeps items in the warehouse are moved quickly and as accurately as possible. Read More

How to Use a Network Appliance SAN for Server and Storage Consolidation


If you’re dealing with increasing demands on your server storage by adding servers one at a time, the number of servers is growing hand in hand with management complexity, while stretching your IT budget. Make sure your data assets are covered—find out how server and storage consolidation storage systems can simplify storage management, increase flexibility, and advance data protection and disaster recovery.

storage and warehousing  the advantages of consolidated storage and the advanced data management capabilities offered by the NetApp platform. 3 ORIGINAL INFRASTRUCTURE The company’s storage infrastructure utilized both internal disks and direct-attached disks via SCSI cables to external disk shelves. Applications included mail servers, Web servers, file servers, and database servers. Servers were typically one- or two-CPU servers with dual Ethernet ports and dual internal drives, set as mirrored for redundancy. The network was Read More

Case Study: Community Health Plan of Washington Improves Access to Health Care with Nimble Storage SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications


Community Health Plan of Washington faced aging information technology (IT) infrastructure, limited rackspace, and a tight budget. In this real-world case study, learn how it got high-performance storage at half the cost of upgrading its existing storage area network (SAN), while dramatically simplifying storage administration.

storage and warehousing  Health Care with Nimble Storage SmartStack for Business-Critical Applications Community Health Plan of Washington faced aging information technology (IT) infrastructure, limited rackspace, and a tight budget. In this real-world case study, learn how it got high-performance storage at half the cost of upgrading its existing storage area network (SAN), while dramatically simplifying storage administration. Read More

How to Make Virtualized iSCSI SANs Work for You


Enterprises of all sizes are building flexible storage infrastructures by using iSCSI and virtualization technologies that let them allocate and shift storage area network (SAN) resources dynamically in response to the demands of their virtualized server environments. Find out how a virtualized infrastructure with virtualization technologies can help you achieve an IT infrastructure that is simple to manage and scale.

storage and warehousing  virtualized infrastructure that applies storage and server virtualization technologies to cost- effectively achieve a flexible, high performance, dynamic IT infrastructure that is simple to manage and scale. WHAT IS iSCSI? Developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) , iSCSI is a standard storage access protocol for interconnect- ing servers and storage using an IP-based network interconnect. iSCSI is built upon the SCSI and TCP/IP protocols, the dominant standards for storage and networking Read More

Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs


Your company's success is not only dependent on sales, but also on your company's ability to say, "Yes we have that item in stock." The problem is, inventory control is usually an after thought.

storage and warehousing  Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs Featured Author - Ren Jones - November 26, 2005 Originally published - November 15, 2003 Inaccurate Inventory Costs Plenty What asset do you have that is more valuable than your people? Inventory! Without it what business would your company be in? Year after year we try to get a handle on this thing called Read More

Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges


The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle, the pressure from the ERP intruders, and continued market consolidation exert fiscal pressure across the sector.

storage and warehousing  Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges Extension to Yard Management Enterprise systems are penetrating every aspect of a company''s operations. For some time now, organizations have realized that the warehouse must become a dynamic area. Warehouse personnel must have access to real-time data to closely match supply and demand and to streamline the supply chain, so inventory is not bogged down in warehouses causing precious overhead to be lost. As a result, supply chain Read More

Load DynamiX


Load DynamiX provides storage workload modeling, analytics, and performance validation. Addressing file, block, and object storage performance validation, Load DynamiX appliances have the ability to stress today’s most complex flash and hybrid storage systems to their limits.

storage and warehousing  DynamiX Load DynamiX provides storage workload modeling, analytics, and performance validation. Addressing file, block, and object storage performance validation, Load DynamiX appliances have the ability to stress today’s most complex flash and hybrid storage systems to their limits. Read More

New Storage Array from Sun


Sun has launched an attempt to break into the ranks of large-scale and enterprise storage system vendors like EMC, IBM, and Compaq.

storage and warehousing  will be among Sun storage systems and management software introducing support for Jiro technology. Based on the Java 2 platform, Jiro technology increases integration among storage systems, management software and network devices, and is seen as an important enabler of next generation storage networks. Market Impact This will increase Sun''s presence in the storage market, although we do not expect them to supplant EMC, Compaq, or IBM anytime soon. However, the StorEdge T3 does have at least a couple of Read More

IP Telephony Storage


Storage is a vital part of enterprise IT infrastructure, with Internet protocol (IP) telephony storage leading the way as an effective technology. With the increased adoption of open standards-based architecture by the enterprise telephony market, IP telephony storage will gain acceptance as an entry-level storage tool and a viable low-cost alternative to Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs).

storage and warehousing  acceptance as an entry-level storage tool and a viable low-cost alternative to Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs). Read More