Economics-driven design of a data warehouse

Adir Even, G. Shankaranarayanan, Paul D. Berger

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Abstract

The design of information systems must reflect assessments of cost-benefit tradeoffs besides satisfying technical and functional requirements. Increasing performance and capacity improves systems utilization and the associated benefits but at greater costs. Modeling and quantifying these tradeoffs can help evaluate design alternatives by optimizing economic performance. We examine economics-driven design in the context of a data warehouse. Data warehouse configuration are assessed under different design strategies, evaluating uncertainties in utility, cost and performance differentials between technologies, and penalties resulted from delaying implementation decisions. Our examination highlights conditions under which one design strategy will outperform others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages292-311
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2007 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: 13 May 200715 May 2007

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period13/05/0715/05/07

Keywords

  • Data management
  • Data warehousing
  • Design
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Real-options

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