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November 21, 2009

The 4 C's of a Practical Data Warehouse

Anyone shopping for an engagement ring is familiar with the 4 C's of diamond quality: cut, clarity, color, and carats. While there are other things that make one diamond better or worse than another, these are the most commonly used.

So, what are the 4 C's of data warehouse success:

* Collect
* Correlate
* Convey
* Consume

These are the 4 things that a data warehouse has to be most effective at to achieve success. Over the next four posts, I'll describe what each of these represents and ways that you can measure the quality of your own data warehouse implementation against these.

(Repost from: Sharpening Stones)

Posted by Paul Boal at November 21, 2009 9:30 PM

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