Q: Why can't you experts agree on terminology? We may need a new term or could you be more carefully qualifying (Centralized ODS vs Distributed ODS) (DW as 3rd NF? How big a snowflake is that?) (EDW is not 3rd NF but maybe distributed DW could be) (DM centralized or distributed could be 3rd NF or not right?) Folks here are saying DW is DM. I am looking for support that says they are not and could you experts come to some agreements?

I'm afraid we don't always agree. As a matter of fact, I often disagree with my colleagues on some primary issues and getting us to agree on terminology is just as difficult. That said, it's fair to ask for definitions so we don't have situations where we agree but kill each other because the terminology hasn't been defined and so miscommunication is the result.

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