Consolidating datamarts

The platform combines popular cloud MPP SQL databases such as Amazon Redshift with data movers, security software, analytics engines and 24 x 7 operations for hassle-free data warehousing in the cloud.

Everything is fully-managed and monitored, and the platform is designed to seamlessly "drop in" to existing infrastructures. Cazena gets you up and running in the cloud in a few clicks.

For example, by removing data silos, multiple lines of businesses are able to access the same information, which allows everyone to report on the same information and leads to improved reporting accuracy.

Consolidating data from many countries into the same set of physical tables brings all of the challenges as any system or data mart consolidation project—plus a few more.

Separation of duties and observance of each country’s legal and security compliance laws are non-negotiable.

DB2 V10.1 introduces row and column access control features to help organizations meet those requirements.

Using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), data can be imported from existing relational databases to create a multidimensional database for OLAP.

Two leading OLAP products are Hyperion Solution's Essbase and Oracle's Express Server.

A general ledger (GL) is a set of numbered accounts a business uses to keep track of its financial transactions and to prepare financial reports.For example, meeting each county’s security and legal requirements and handling currency and exchange rates can be tricky.More on the topic of currency and exchange rates later. While privacy and data security is always a concern, combining data from different countries into a single set of tables is especially sensitive.OLAP can be used for data mining or the discovery of previously undiscerned relationships between data items.An OLAP database does not need to be as large as a data warehouse, since not all transactional data is needed for trend analysis.

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