I have heard a lot about, though not worked on, the federal government's data warehouses. Some things are pretty clear. It is (they are?) large. This article cites 659 million records in the FBI's database. Look at the data sources - FBI records and criminal case files, Treasury, State and Homeland Security departments and the Federal Bureau of Prisons - more than 50 FBI and other government agency sources.
And look also at the benefits of data integration - 32,222 hours for a query down to 30 minutes or less.
There are 13,000 users and 1 million queries per month.
Actually, the article, written by a Washington Post Staff Writer, reads like any other data warehouse success story or case study - except those aren't bread and milk purchase transactions in there. CRM = Citizen Relationship Management anybody?
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Posted December 19, 2006 9:04 AM
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