Data Warehousing

Well, it’s going on 5:00 a.m. and I am wide awake. Guess I’m up for the duration here.

I’m up to my eyeballs in a data warehouse project right now, and the last thing I needed to see was some research data showing that 50% of data warehouses fail. Lovely. Kind of feels like that sometimes. The article states that the biggest factor in these failures is poor data quality from the disparate source systems.

More interesting is Donavan McDonough’s blog on the IT Toolbox site. He saw that article too, and he’s started a series of posts on the “12 reasons why data warehousing fails.” I’ll be following this thread as it develops.