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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 7 Statistical processing and DW 2.0

One of the most important functions of any data warehouse is the support of statistical analysis. If an organization has a data warehouse and there is no statistical analysis that is occurring, then a major function of the data warehouse environment is not being exploited. Traditionally, certain industries have made more of the capability of statistical analysis than other industries. While the insurance, manufacturing, and medical research industries have all made extensive use of statistical analysis, there is a place for statistical analysis in practically any industry.

From the end user’s perspective, the kind of data that is revealed by statistical analysis is fundamentally different from information ...

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