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                 D. J. Power, Editor
         December 5, 2010 -- Vol. 11, No. 24

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In this issue:

1) What is a data warehouse?

2) DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

3) Recent DSS News Headlines

1) What is a data warehouse?

by Dan Power

A data warehouse is a database designed to support decision making 
in organizations. It stores historical operating data used for 
reporting and for generating business intelligence. IBM researchers 
Barry Devlin and Paul Murphy developed the "business data warehouse" 
concept in the late 1980s. In 1990, Bill Inmon published his influential 
book Building the Data Warehouse. A data warehouse is a data management 
strategy organizations use to collect, store, and analyze large amounts 
of historical business data. There are two major approaches to storing 
data in a data warehouse — the dimensional approach and the normalized 
approach. A hybrid or combination approach is sometimes used. 

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2) DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. BI Congress II sponsored by AIS SIG DSS, St Louis, MO,
Dec. 11 and 12, 2010, join academic professionals 
and industry representatives.

2. Call for papers: Journal of Decision Systems (JDS) special 
issue on “Decision Making in Web 2.0 and Social Media 
Environments”, due January 15, 2011. 

3. Call for papers: ICDSS 2011 - International Conference on 
DSS, June 6-7, 2011, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, due 
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3) Recent DSS News Headlines

12/02/2010 Silverstar Casino implements MicroStrategy business 
intelligence platform.

12/02/2010 Claraview awarded enterprise data warehouse contract 
from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. 

12/01/2010 Five-year total cost of ownership: SAP Business ByDesign 
vs. NetSuite.

12/01/2010 New reality of real time with launch of SAP® 
high-performance analytic appliance.

11/29/2010 Kognitio, Segmetrix honored with Information Management 
Magazine's 'Innovative Solution Award'.

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