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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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According to the study, information remains underused without universal access to the data warehouse.
A data warehouse environment is the viewing platform.
The answer is that they should flow into an electronic data warehouse in which all relevant clinical and financial data about patients can be stored, including the results of patient satisfaction and functional status surveys; laboratory results, including anatomical and clinical pathology studies; orders; and coded radiology interpretations.
Built on PostgreSQL, Greenplum's breakthrough database products enables companies to analyze terabytes of information faster and more cost effectively than traditional data warehouse solutions.
The ability to quickly retrieve and analyze large volumes of detailed data by hundreds of concurrent users was a major factor in selecting Netezza as our data warehouse system," said Tim Armstrong, Director of Analytical Business Solutions, KB Toys.
As a result, many data warehouses fail to address the key tenets of data warehousing and are simply unable to consistently meet the needs of business users.
The Netezza Performance Server[R] (NPS[R]) data warehouse appliance replaced the old system's server, operating system, database and disk storage systems and became the core component of a new grid processing environment that can scale to meet the needs of thousands of concurrent users, while also quickly analyzing and segmenting data at unprecedented speeds.
After an in-depth analysis and evaluation, Norwich Union selected the Teradata active data warehouse as the foundation for its ongoing needs.
Users discussed how data warehouse appliances are meeting the challenges of expanding data sizes and growing user workloads.
Microsoft SQL Server(TM)Analysis Services organizes data from a data warehouse into cubes so enterprises can perform complex analytical queries.
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.
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.