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DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing by Genia Neushloss, Derek Strauss, W.H. Inmon

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Chapter 2 An introduction to DW 2.0

To resolve all of the choices in data warehouse architecture and clear up all of the confusion, there is DW 2.0. DW 2.0 is the definition of data warehouse architecture for the next generation of data warehousing. To understand how DW 2.0 came about, consider the following shaping factors:

In first-generation data warehouses, there was an emphasis on getting the data warehouse built and on adding business value. In the days of first-generation data warehouses, deriving value meant taking predominantly numeric-based, transaction data and integrating that data. Today, deriving maximum value from corporate data ...

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