When using relational databases you are presented with rows of data and columns of attributes, and when organizing this data most conventional relational databases present in row-oriented architecture. But is row-oriented the most efficient approach for your organization? When using analytic applications, column-oriented architectures could be a better strategy for your organization. Some of the advantages include:
Faster than traditional databases
Less required maintenance
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