Why do data warehouse projects cost a fortune? Oracle, IBM DB2 and other solutions, while having a high ROI for the business, often require significant investment in software, hardware and services to implement a solution.

Fast forward to a full DR strategy and multiply that infrastructure by TWO – and now you have a serious investment on your hands.

Recently one of the top nation-wide grocery stores in the United States had this exact problem on their hands: How could they build a world-class data warehouse solution without blowing their budget? A few options were available:

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