Gartner analysts are predicting that 2011 will be an inflection point for the data warehousing market. As noted in this report on eWeek, evolving data warehouse platforms will embrace analytics and support different information types resulting in a new era of data warehousing.
"'In 2011, we are seeing data-warehouse platforms evolve from an information store supporting traditional business intelligence platforms to a broader analytics infrastructure supporting operational analytics, corporate performance management and other new applications and uses, such as operational BI and performance management," Donald Feinberg, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said in a statement. "Organizations are adding workloads with online transaction processing (OLTP) access, and data loading has moved to intra-dayapproaching continuousloading in many cases.'
"In the past year, cost control and performance optimization became critical criteria for evaluating data-warehousing products, according to Gartner. As a result, the market has accepted a higher immediate cost in exchange for lower administrative and management costs over the life of the data warehouse. This has translated to an increase in software licensing as vendors have expanded their offerings and marketed them as easier to implement and manage."