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ILM For Data Warehouses

In December, 2005 Sun Microsystems conducted an interview with Bill Inmon, the father of the data warehouse concept.  He said, “ILM keeps a data warehouse from costing huge amounts of money and maintains good performance consistently throughout the data warehouse environment.”  Four years later, the average size of a data warehouse has increased by 200%, surpassing the multi-terabyte size benchmark. 

With these mammoth databases comes an increase in cost to manage them and a potential deterioration in performance.   It is common practice to leverage techniques like indexing and database partitioning to address query performance issues with very large databases but those techniques do not address challenges associated with the raw volumes of data.
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