As well as contributing to the CAOS research practice here at The
451 Group I am also part of the information management team, with
a focus on databases, data caching, CEP, and - from the start of
this year - data warehousing.
I’ve covered data warehousing before but taking a fresh look at
this space in recent months it’s been fascinating to see the
variety of technologies and strategies that vendors are applying
to the data warehousing problem. It’s also been interesting to
compare the role that open source has played in the data
warehousing market, compared to the database market.
I’m preparing a major report on the data warehousing sector, for
publication in the next couple of months. What follows is a rough
outline of the role open source has played in the sector. Any
comments or corrections much appreciated:
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