A data mart is a repository of data gathered from operational data and other sources that is designed to serve a particular community of knowledge workers. In scope, the data may derive from an enterprise wide database or data warehouse or be more specialized. The emphasis of a data mart is on meeting the specific demands of a particular group of knowledge users in terms of analysis, content, presentation, and ease-of-use. Users of a data mart expect to have data presented in terms that are familiar.
Your organization might be working on an enterprise vision and a long term strategy for implementation but your needs are immediate and focused. You've got a department that has a great opportunity or a line of business that is particularly challenged.
The way to capture the opportunity or discover the underlying cause of the problem and its solution lies in the vast array of your enterprise data. You could wait for the enterprise strategy to mature and deliver on your needs. You could wait for internal human resources to become available and hope that they come with the requisite skill and focus.
Contrary to all the lessons of history and your better sense, as time goes by that opportunity might still be there and that problem won't get any worse. Assuming that you have a healthy aversion to risk you might want to consider a solution that is timely, focused and will align with your longer term enterprise information management (EIM) strategy. A thoughtfully composed and skillfully implemented data mart may well be the answer.
The Data Mart Deployment service will design, build, and deploy a data mart based on a single business subject area such as sales performance, inventory analysis, general ledger reporting, campaign response, call center effectiveness, and many more.
A Data Mart Deployment provided by is designed to:
As part of the data mart, we construct a set of metrics designed to help you analyze and group key measures across common and conformed business dimensions including customers, employees, products, channels, warehouses, distribution centers, and more.
- Design, populate and deploy a data mart for a single business subject area
- Develop and deploy 10-15 high value reports
- Create a single data mart to support both standard and ad-hoc query and reporting
- Deliver a solid and scalable supporting infrastructure to provide a framework for growth
- Provide full knowledge transfer and deliver comprehensive system documentation