BlackBox’s specialists bring full DW lifecycle experience to projects, having implemented DWs in both Federal and commercial environments. We specialize in Oracle solutions but can implement DW theory across any platform.
Data Warehouses (DWs) and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms are essential tools in extracting the business value out of disparate data collected throughout organizations. They have become the method of choice for delivering executive reports, conducting trend analyses, forecasting, and providing competitive information to decision makers – especially for large data sets.
Data Warehouses often use the same software and hardware technologies as classical database systems; however they are designed in a different way in order to optimize the fast retrieval of data.
DWs are not designed to update or alter the data within the data set; instead the manipulation of data is conducted in pre-cleaning, extraction, and transformation steps that precede the loading of the data into the warehouse. Business Intelligence tools are then attached to the DW in order to manipulate and display essential information for strategic decisions and tactical planning. In combination DWs and BIs can automate collection and presentation of data and free staff from mundane data manipulation tasks.