A data warehousing architect at a large insurance company told Forrester: "When it comes to architecture, keep it simple. A few forms using plain geometry should be enough. The idea is to see through the complexity to the underlying pattern. Of course, the real world will be messier; but the value of architecture is to see through the intricacies to the underlying simplicity to empower planning, design, and implementation." Inspired by these and many similar remarks, Forrester surveyed 213 practitioners at the Data Warehousing Institute San Diego Conference in August 2004 (see Figure 1). The most common approaches to data warehousing architecture are:

Figure 1: Survey Results

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