Outcome: Managing Data

What you’ll learn to do: describe the ways that organizations warehouse and mine data

Billions and billions of bits of data flood into an organization’s information system, but how does that data get utilized effectively? The challenge lies not so much with the collection or storage of the data: today, it is possible to collect and even store vast amounts of information relatively cheaply. The main difficulty is figuring out the best and most efficient way to extract and manage the relevant data. In this section you will learn how organizations not only warehouse but then mine the data they collect.

The specific things you’ll learn in this section include:

  • Explain the difference between data mining and data warehousing