Hard Facts About Data Growth
(and How to Deal with Them)
Data will grow faster than you expect.
Plan for more than you believe you will have. Include servers, storage hardware
and software, and data access tools.
Different people want different data or formats.
Examine your existing data in advance. Talk to users. Determine what formats
are needed to serve applications.
Data warehouses are complex, expensive projects.
Start small, with a prototype. Get management and user buy-in in advance.
People are lemmings.
Many more users will want to take advantage of the data warehouse if it
succeeds. Build with scalable hardware and software.
This market is immature, to say the least.
Avoid vendor lock-in to specific platforms and products. Improved capabilities
are on the way.