1. Data latency is
the time it takes for data packets to be stored or
2. In business
intelligence (BI), data latency is how long it takes for a business user to retrieve source
data from a data
warehouse or business
In order for a business to be agile and quickly respond to changing market conditions, the
business' IT department needs to reduce data latency and provide business users with access
to real-time and
near-time operational data. Reducing data latency allows organizations to make business decisions
more quickly by allowing employees to run ad-hoc reports
to answer specific business questions.
Contributor(s): Emily McLaughlin
This was last updated in September 2012
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