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SOFTWARE: How Wenco’s System 6 handles data differently



VANCOUVER – Wenco takes users under the hood to explain how the updates in System 6 handle mining data differently, extracting new value from analytics and laying the groundwork for autonomous mining.

Do more with your data using Wenco’s System 6.

System 6 sets data interoperability front and centre with the new Wenco Data Warehouse. This online analytical processing (OLAP) database serves as a central bank of data from sources throughout your entire mining enterprise. It merges records from fleet management systems, condition-based maintenance solutions, ERP systems, mine planning systems, and any other data solution used in operating your mine. With all this data connected in one central location, mine managers and data analysts can explore information across multiple systems like never before.

The Wenco Data Warehouse relies on a design known as a star schema to keep data rapidly accessible. Star schemas process data and handle queries much faster than other database architectures.

After the data has been extracted, the system converts it into a standard format. Different data sources often use different database systems, units of measure, character sets, or terminology to record essential details of your mine. This transformation stage keeps all data in the Wenco Data Warehouse functioning in a consistent way.

With the data standardized, the system then loads it into the Wenco Data Warehouse for use in reporting and intelligence. Individual systems still maintain the operational databases they need to function, but reporting personnel can finally manipulate mining data and run queries across multiple datasets to uncover insights – without affecting real-time operation.

The Data Warehouse also creates the foundation for an autonomous future. Click here to learn more.