Data Staging Area of Data Warehouses

by Jintien C
A data staging area is in part of data warehouse. In the data staging area, it extracts data from a source, transforms data, and loads data into the data warehouse. There are many reasons and advantages to have a staging area in the data warehouse. It can load tables directly so that it can prevent semantic disintegrity or any structure changes. In addition, by having data staging area, the source will not be affected while data warehouse is performing process. Moreover, it makes easier to do aggregation and summation; especially for complex transformation process.

I think the data warehouse is nice to a data staging area. It can reduce errors while performing a query. It also maintains the source integrity. It potentially helps to reduce transformation processing time because of its staging table data.

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