To address the dilemma of doing more with less, data mart consolidation is paramount for success.
William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide.
There are some that argue the best approach is to start with data marts, department by department, then merge them together to form a data warehouse- this is more in line with Kimballs approach.
Here's one of his articles, which contains the following quote that makes it clear what he thinks about the idea: " Bill Inmon, January 8, 1998.
The more extreme data mart strategy is that of the completely stand alone data mart, the concept being that its fast, easy, cheap, and delivers value immediately.
I'm a supporter of this at the desktop level- thats the point of the Datamartist tool afterall.
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