Data Warehouses vs Data Marts

Although the terms “data warehouse” and “data mart” sound similar, they are quite different. It is important to first understand how they differ in order to define some characteristics and practical applications for each. Serra (2012) has a great explanation of data warehouses as being “a single organizational repository of Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

An Introduction to Client-Server Systems

A client-server architecture/system is one where the server maintains all models of the backend datasets and business logic around taking and providing information to fulfill a service request from a client which in turn shows the representation thereof. The client/server model has quickly grown in popularity throughout the 1990s and Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago

Distributed Database Systems Observations

Traditional database systems were a centralised powerful database server that housed all operations pertaining to the database. There are countless reasons that this is unsustainable when larger databases are employed, specifically for globally distributed companies and popular applications as already known today. A single database server may suit many database’s Read more…

By Andrew Odendaal, ago