DataWarehouse vs BigData

To Be or not To Be is the question to ask today. I’m not being Hamlet here but with the evolution of Big Data and looking at the current technology trends, I’m curious to discover the cases where it can overcome conventional Data warehouse, where it cannot and most important what are the areas where both DW and BigData can be implemented in conjunction?

Data Warehousing concept has been in place for more than last four decades now  while Big Data, In Memory and the Cloud concept started prevailing in early 2Ks and are in high demand today. Between now and then the data has grown exponentially in the network and the competitive analysis of this data has lead  to evolution of new tools and BI concepts.  Does it mean a slow sunset for DW? I’d say it’s a myth as the business cases differ, an ideal approach will be a blend of both for sure. Continue reading