<database> 1. A generic term for a system for storing, retrieving and
managing large amounts of any type of data. Data warehouse software often
includes sophisticated compression and hashing techniques for fast searches, as
well as advanced filtering.
2. A database, often remote, containing recent snapshots of corporate data.
Planners and researchers can use this database freely without worrying about
slowing down day-to-day operations of the production database.
Compare data mart.
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