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Stovepipe – Interesting way to use the word in the Data Warehouse Context

Each source system is often a natural stovepipe application, where little investment has been made to sharing common data such as product, customer, geography, or calendar with other operational systems in the organization.

A computer system that was expected to integrate 40 different stovepipe entities that previously were unable to communicate with one another.

Stovepipe: an information conduit that traverses vertical levels efficiently but does not disperse widely. – Kindle The New Oxford American Dictionary

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