The Data & Technology team is responsible for building and operating the University’s Data Warehouse and future Data Lake environment.
What is a Data Warehouse?
A Data Warehouse is a central repository where data is stored and used for reporting and analysis purposes. Although data can be accessed through a number of different avenues, the value of a Data Warehouse is realised through its ability to combine and transform data into meaningful and valuable information. For example, the Data Warehouse draws information from a variety of sources to create a picture of student engagement.
This helps us to uncover meaningful relationships between the data, such as, how often a student accesses training resources and how deeply they go into these resources, their physical attendance on campus and how these interplay with academic outcomes. This can provide more holistic answers to the every day and one off questions we have.
The Data Warehouse Process
The Data & Technology team works closely with the Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence teams to deliver meaningful and useful information that supports evidence based decision making. The Data Warehouse provides the crucial foundation on which information and analytics is delivered by OPS. An overview of the Data Warehouse process is illustrated below.
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