When you know better, you do better. That’s been the driving force for data warehousing since its inception. Today, despite some rumors of its imminent demise, data warehousing flourishes. There are more solutions, users and ideas than ever, and the waves of innovation keep coming. But what’s the role of so-called Artificial Intelligence? Will AI supplant, disrupt or augment DW?
The simple answer is… yes. From the core practice of data modeling, to the outermost edges of the intelligence arc, AI will infuse itself throughout the practice and theory of data warehousing. If joined harmoniously, this new nexus will help organizations avoid blind spots, gain invaluable depth perception, and see more clearly the world of opportunities and threats. If done poorly, the result will be double vision, vertigo and bad decisions.