Data Warehouse Appliances and the New World Order of Analytics

In this paper, we focus on the DWA and how it has evolved over the years since its introduction.

The XDW architecture is then described, in which the need to maintain the data warehouse is documented while adding new components and capabilities to extend the analytical capabilities.

This section also discusses the appropriate usage of appliances within the XDW. The rest of the paper covers the benefits from implementing the DWA, the selection considerations for them and what the future holds for them.