Enterprise Architecture View: Information Delivery Shortcuts, Part 2
Without a data warehouse in the information delivery architecture, the enterprise transactional system is required to support additional processing and data storage requirements beyond its primary business purpose. Enterprise transactional systems are supposed to focus on the processing of business transactions (human resource, financial, supply chain, etc.) in the fastest, most efficient manner possible. In this approach, however, the applications are forced to also carry the increased overhead of historical, audit and statistical records, which detracts from overall performance of the system.