There is a job opening that I want to apply for and they mention among other skills "data warehousing knowledge". The job description says that the job has to do with gathering and managing genomics data from hospitals related to cancer but I am not sure what do they mean with the "data warehouse" term.
A random search on the internet shows that it has to do more with companies and corporate decisions but I have never seen the term before in biology research. In another site they mention that a data warehouse is superior to a normal database because it is a collection of databases. Not sure what to make out of all this. I have been using/downloading/editing internet databases extensively and for many years, through their web-interfaces or the terminal, and I am very familiar with them. But this data warehouse term is confusing.
Could it be that it is just a more fancy term, invented by some corporate ....... people for just a next generation fancier online database and it does not require any particular expertise? (In which case I should apply for the job)