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Inmon, 1992

In 1992, Bill Inmon, a pioneer in the field of data warehousing, defined a data warehouse as "a collection of integrated, subject-oriented databases designed to support the DSS (decision support) function, where each unit of data is non-volatile and relevant to some moment in time. (p. 5)"

from Inmon, W. H., Building the Data Warehouse, New York: Wiley, 1992.

appeared in DSS News, August 12, 2001, Vol. 2, No. 17