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Why does my company need a Database warehouse?

Updated: Feb 24, 2022

Every company that grows need the best system and tools for running and functioning correctly. Many companies are now diving into advanced analytics, new technologies and automated systems. But if the company does not have a proper system for managing the database, it may fall into a big crisis.

Data warehousing as it is one of the most sustainable tools for analysis, reporting and recording data from multiple sources like 3rd party systems, user Excel sheets, data files, word documents and many other sources within the company.

Collating this data to one place, grouping and matching it to one source then using that source to provide KPIs and reporting to management and clients is fundamentally one of the most important functional tool a business can provide to understand how their business is run and what to do to get more out of their resources.

What is Database Warehouse?

A database warehouse is a corroborative system designed to support all of the data within a company to analysis and report it. They help in managing, scaling and cooperating data of any organisation.

The content in the database is customisable and according to how a company works. Through a database warehouse it is mainly beneficial for its analytic staff, decision-makers, and data experts.

How does database warehouses work?

Database warehouse works by retaining the copies of the source data. It is essential to any business because of the following reasons:

1. You can preserve information and data into a single database

2. Formatting and restructuring of data becomes way easy

3. Quick transactions and the processing system

4. Provides the centralised view of data

5. Maximizing the quality of the Data

6. Maintaining complete data history

Structure of Database Warehouse:

Below are the layers of the Database warehouse structure:

1. Staging layer from which raw data is drawn

2. Integration layer where data sets combine

3. Database warehouse layer where all Data is gathered in a hierarchical group

4. An access layer where hierarchical data group is placed all together

How to build the database warehouse?

The database warehouse is built according to the needs of a business. But the base of the architecture is the same that includes:

1. Finding Data

2. Cleansing the Data

3. Converting Data to a warehouse format

4. Sorting and summarising

ETL for Datawarehousing

ETL, which stands for extract, transform, and load, is the process we as developers use to extract data from different sources, transform the data into a usable and trusted resource, and load that data into the systems end-users can access and use downstream to solve business problems.

SQL Server Integration Services is a great tool which loads data from many sources to amalgamate into one main data warehouse database.

SQL Server Reporting Services, Power BI, Excel or Tableau are superb reporting tools to provide dashboards, reports and KPIs to show the results from your data warehouse once data has been loaded.

Dashro Solutions has built many data warehouses for multiple clients. Please do not hesitate to have a conversation about how we have done it for other clients.

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