Data Warehouse Best Practices

Why Read This Report

If your institution is thinking about deploying a data warehouse to mine data and generate reports, you’ll want to read this guide. If it has already deployed a data warehouse which has not resulted in a sustainable, extensible program, you’re not alone. It is a heavy lift. But there are many success stories to learn from and The Tambellini Group has captured their best practices, which you will benefit from. One of the biggest trends is the shift from traditional on-premises to modern, cloud-based data warehouses. A major influencer affecting traditional warehouses is big data streaming in from multiple sources such as online learning systems, social media, and educational games.

Key Questions Answered:

  • What are the benefits of a cloud-based data warehouse?
  • Which trends are gaining in higher education associated with data warehouses?
  • Which is best approach to deploy a data warehouse—small and iterative or big scale?
  • How will warehouse staffing needs change and the best plan for future requirements?
  • How best to measure success/business ROI through tangible and intangible metrics?

Report Features

  • Authors: Mary Beth Cahill, Vice President of Research, The Tambellini Group and David Kieffer, Associate Vice President of Administrative Systems, Ohio State University
  • Report Length: 22 pages
  • Report Availability: February 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Terms of Use
  3. Disclaimer
  4. Executive Summary
  5. Data Warehouse Trends in Higher Education
  6. Data Warehouse Best Practices Recommendations
  7. Staffing Requirements and Structure
  8. Success Indicators
  9. Summary
  10. Appendix
  11. References
  12. About the Authors
  13. About The Tambellini Group
  14. Other Reports Available

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