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EDW: Maintenance is Costlier than Development

Andy Leonard argues that with an Enterprise Data Warehouse, development is the less expensive side of the coin:

Crossing the threshold between “bad data” and “data that is too bad” is somewhat dependent on how the data is being used by the enterprise.

Don’t let that simplistic-sounding response trip you up. Please recognize two truths about the sentence above:

1. The sentence above has nothing to do with math.
2. The sentence above has everything to do with enterprise culture; specifically, enterprise data culture.

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