Definition: Warehouse approach

General concept

The warehouse approach provides the means to store data once, but use it for multiple purposes. A data warehouse treats information as a reusable asset. Its underlying data model is not specific to a particular reporting or analytic requirement. Instead of focusing on a process-oriented design, the underlying repository design is modelled based on data inter-relationships that are fundamental to the organisation across processes.
Source:
Eurostat, "Terminology relating to the Implementation of the Vision on the Production Method of EU Statistics", W. Radermacher, A. Baigorri, D. Delcambre, W. Kloek, H. Linden, European Conference on Quality in Statistics 2010 (Q 2010), Luxembourg, 2010
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