Ten considerations for choosing/building a data warehouse

There is healthy competition in data warehousing, with more than 20 vendors competing for the attention of would-be customers with a variety of technologies, architectures and implementation methodologies.

With choice comes potential confusion, since users have to identify and compare different products and features, as well as vendor viability, to ensure they are investing their IT budgets wisely – especially in the current economic climate.

Our latest special report, Warehouse Optimization – Ten considerations for choosing/building a data warehouse, is designed to help reduce that confusion and is now available for existing 451 Group clients to download and non-clients to purchase. An executive summary is also available.

The report provides an overview of the data-warehousing vendor landscape, as tracked by The 451 Group, and examines the business and technology trends driving this market. It identifies 10 key technology trends in data warehousing and assesses how they can be used to choose the technologies and vendors that are best suited to a would-be customer and its specific application.

The report is not designed to make recommendations on particular vendors or technologies, but to provide an independent overview of the sector, which could be used by customers as part of a vendor-evaluation process. The report also examines the potential for consolidation and identifies some potential merger and acquisition drivers, as well as providing profiles of the data-warehousing vendors being tracked by The 451 Group as part of its ongoing coverage of this sector.

Look out also for a forthcoming webinar in which we will present the key findings and implications. We’ll keep you posted on the details.

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