Modern Data Architecture

The data warehouse is an established concept and discipline that is discussed in many books, conferences and seminars. Into this world comes a new technology – Big Data. In some ways Big Data competes (or thinks that it competes) with data warehousing.

In fact, there are some similarities between Big Data and a data warehouse, as well as some key differences. Big Data and the data warehouse can work together in a complementary, cooperative manner.

In this paper, William Inmon describes the differences and similarities between data warehouse architectures and Big Data technologies, and covers key topics including:

  • Repetitive versus non-repetitive data
  • Impacts to data modeling
  • Forms of analytics