The data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) market was once the territory of a few vendors selling highly customized solutions. The computation power and storage requirements alone made the price tag of these solutions affordable primarily for big businesses. For many mid-tier and smaller businesses, the potential benefits of warehousing/BI solutions appeared to be out of reach.

More recently, large and small companies alike are able to reap the benefits of business intelligence. Many new and innovative products have appeared in the market, the cost of hardware components has dropped radically and the availability of less expensive software has increased. Small businesses are now able to take advantage of the powerful insights into business operations and strategies that warehousing/BI solutions can provide.

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