> 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 -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users