Scientific research uses data to justify reasoning and decisions. Because data provides the information and evidence scientists need to prove that their hypotheses are correct, a similar relationship has been developing in business, with organizations analyzing large data sets to help make justifiable business decisions. Computer Business Review brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “What are Data Repositories and Why Do They Exist?

Where is all this data stored? This data is usually stored in a tool known as a data repository. There are several ways to collect and store data, including data warehouses, data lakes, metadata respositories, and data cubes.

When creating and maintaining data repositories, there are many decisions to make. However, establishing some data warehousing best practices first will inform the technical decisions and keep the data repository useful. As more organizations adopt data repositories to store and manage their constantly-growing volume of data, a secure approach is key to overall security.

Melody K. Smith

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