Technology progresses at a pace that’s impossible to keep up with, and aging technology executives will soon find that all those undergraduate technology classes are becoming quickly outdated. If you’re a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at a large firm, you don’t have a ton of time to learn about new technologies because you’re too busy fighting fires and making sure you look good at the next board meeting in front of all the other people who are trying to do the same thing. At some point in time, you may find yourself asking: what’s the difference between big data vs. data warehouses?
Any technology professional is going to be familiar with what a database is. It’s simply a collection of data that grows over time, and from which you learn interesting things by querying. Then there’s the notion of a data warehouse which is what the name implies. Let’s not get into the whole “Kimball vs. Inmon” conversation and keep this real simple.
Source : Nanalyze