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decision support system

a procedure which is concerned with getting appropriate information to managers as and when they need it and which aids the manager in making decisions. Decision support systems are generally based upon interactive COMPUTER networks which can help the manager to solve problems and to gauge the effects of alternative outcomes of a decision. See INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.
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Business Objects and DATAllegro have worked together closely to enhance the interoperability between BusinessObjects XI and DATAllegro's high performance data warehouse appliances.
Netezza is the market-leading provider of enterprise-class data warehouse appliances that deliver breakthrough performance and ease-of-use at a fraction of the cost of traditional data warehouses.
DATAllegro offers data warehouse appliances with the best price/performance in the industry.
Another way companies are using their data warehouses to make money is by tapping into their "Information Exhaust.
The data warehouse is a gold mine in which to find opportunities for clinical quality improvement.
The Norwich Union project is a great example of how data warehouses are increasingly being used to deliver operational applications as well as decision support.
The Netezza Performance Server[R] (NPS[R]) system is the market-leading data warehouse appliance built specifically to analyze terabytes of detailed data 10 to 100 times faster than existing data warehouse options, at half the cost.
5 addresses the growing need for data warehouse lifecycle management software that provides enterprises with far more productivity, flexibility and speed in building, prototyping and enhancing data warehouses than has traditionally been offered in the market place," said Michael Whitehead, president and CEO of WhereScape.
According to Mark Beyer, research director for Gartner, "One of the surest signs of a mature data warehouse program is the presence of a governance process that addresses the management of data models, data integration architecture and the service-level agreements with both users and dependent applications.
According to Gartner, "Data warehouse appliances can simplify the data warehouse architecture and reduce the cost of data warehouse implementations.
According to IDC, data warehouse appliances are gaining in popularity and fulfilling "real, existing needs of a specific segment of the market.
Teradata has at least a two-year lead over its competitors because we are on a relentless path to improve data warehouse performance for our customers," said Randy Lea, vice president, Teradata product and services marketing.