Data warehousing

Data warehousing is a process of organizing the storage of large, multivariate data sets in a way that facilitates the retrieval of information for analytic purposes.

The most efficient data warehousing architecture will be capable of incorporating or at least referencing all data available in the relevant enterprise-wide information management systems, using designated technology suitable for corporate data base management (e.g., Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server).

See also, Data Mining, Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) and Data Mining Techniques, Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL), and On-Line Analytic Processing (OLAP).