> Another possible name for a real-time data warehouse is 
> Operational Data Store (ODS).  

I'm somewhat familiar with the concept ODS, I don't think it will play a role in this 
project, but it is on my radar.

> Any approach to actually porting data to SQL Server, for 
> example, sounds so
> small and innocent until two years down the line you add up 
> the costs of
> hardware, software, training for users and IT, on-going 
> support, etc and
> find that it was a much bigger expense than anyone estimated up front.

I hear what you are saying... on more than one level.

Thanks for your reply Dawn.

Tom Firl
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