7 Difference Between Operational And Information System In Data Warehouse


What Is Operational System In Data Warehouse?

An operational system is a common term in data warehousing that is used to refer to a system that is used to process the day-to-day transaction of an organization. These systems are designed in a manner that processing of day-to-day transaction is performed seamlessly and the integrity of the transactional data is maintained (preserved).   

Operational System can contain information like payroll records, employee data, customer information and any other data that is critical to the business analytics operations. With operational databases information or records can be added, removed or modified on real-time.  Operational database management systems can be based on SQL or NoSQL, however majority are based on NoSQL and non-structured data.

What Is Information System In Data Warehouse?

Information Systems are formal organization systems designed to collect, process, store, retrieve and distribute information. They are usually implemented within an organization for the purpose of improving effectiveness and efficiency of that organization. Information systems and technology have become a vital component of successful businesses and organizations.

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Difference Between Operational and Information System In Tabular Form

Access Frequency Access frequency is high.   Access frequency varies from medium to low.
Users Large Number of users.   Relatively small number of users.  
Response Time Response time is in sub-seconds.   Response time varies from a few seconds to minutes.  
Usage Usage is repetitive and predictable.   Usage is random, Ad hoc and Heuristic.
Data Structure Data structure is optimized for transactions.   Data structure is optimized for complex queries.
Data Current values are the data content.   Data is Archived, Derived and Summarized.
Data Access Data access type is read, update and delete.   Data access type is only read.