Data Warehouses and Data Mining

This article gives a detailed summary of the role of data warehouses and data mining, and their relationship to organizational databases. As you read, pay attention to how data warehouses are used to improve decision-making in organizations. Keep a summary in your notes of how an organization you are involved with could benefit from data mining and data warehousing.


Databases play a critical role in almost all areas where computers are used. Today, there are many challenges in the data mining system. A great example of data warehousing that everyone can relate to is what Facebook does. Data mining is widely used in fraud detection contexts, as an aid in marketing campaigns, and even supermarkets use it. Data warehouse provides us generalized and consolidated data in a multidimensional view. Several types of analytical software are available: statistical, machine learning, and neural networks.