As a greater number of organizations rely on mobility and cloud technology, the need for ditching your local machine grows every day. Data needs to be accessible from anywhere, and if your organization gathers and retains large amounts of data, that can be difficult to manage. Enter, the data warehouse. A data warehouse is a type of data management system designed to retain large amounts of data and support the use of that data in business intelligence and analytics. The data can be accessed and organized according to the specific needs of an organization, may be live or historical in nature, and can be derived from a wide variety of sources.