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Operational Database


An operational database contains data about the things that go on inside an organization or enterprise. For example, an operational database might contain fact and dimension data describing transactions, data on customer complaints, employee information, etc. The data in the operational database supplies the data warehouse, and is crucial to analytics and business intelligence.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operational_database http://www.learn.geekinterview.com/data-warehouse/dw-basics/what-is-operational-database.html

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