Category: Article

Mistakes in Customer Facing BI

Often when we think of Business Intelligence we box it into a back office reporting and analytics function. But lets think about what Business Intelligence is. Whenever you read data and present it, you’re conducting a Business Intelligence function. So any time you are presenting information in a custom application or printing a statement for…
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Hands on Richmond workshop

Arkady Kleyner conducted his signature hands-on workshop today in Richmond Virginia. “Closing out with a workshop in Richmond where we needed more tables and chairs”, Said Liana Shuma from Snowflake.
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What’s the difference between a Database and a Data Warehouse?

In this short video, I explain the distinction. At one of our workshops, we had an attendee ask, “What’s the difference between a Database and a Data Warehouse?” Over and over I have been asking myself, what should be the topic of my next video? But I often forget that I haven’t really addressed some…
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Data Deduplication factory

We recently had a discussion with a financial services company which had several concerns about moving to the cloud. But surprisingly, these concerns did not come from the technical staff, but rather their business leaders. "I just don't trust it" was the statement from one of their executives. So, this article is for all those…
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Hands-on Snowflake Workshop – Richmond, VA | Snowflake

Richmond! It's your turn to get your hands on the most agile data warehousing technology on the market. We'll be running our 3 hour Snowflake workshop in your backyard! Join Arkady Kleyner, for this hands on session. Event Date: June 27, 1:00 pm Register Here: https://www.snowflake.com/zero-to-snowflake/richmond-va-2/?
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Zero to Snowflake in 90 Minutes – New York, NY | Snowflake

NYC! Get your hands on the most agile data warehousing technology on the market. We'll be running our 3 hour Snowflake workshop in your backyard! Join Arkady Kleyner, for this hands on session. Event Date: June 20, 1:30 pm Register here: https://www.snowflake.com/zero-to-snowflake/new-york-ny-4/
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Whitepaper- What Makes Data Yours

The Tang Dynasty was a transformational moment in China. A wide variety of cultural and economic areas flourished during this time, and it launched China into a position to compete with the silk-road-enriched inner Asians. One area that which underwent such a transformation was that of banking. At the time, China issued copper coins which…
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Loose Coupling Whitepaper

In the late-1700s there was an innovation which would change the world forever. This innovation came from the French Engineer & Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Gribeauval. He was charged with reforming the french military’s artillery. What he came up with was a standardized set of cannons and cannonballs. See up until that point cannons were not standardized,…
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Why “born in the cloud” matters

If you've worked in or around the enterprise software industry for any significant period of time, then you've seen a lot of technical evolution over the years. What most people don't see is how those technical evolutions play out behind the scenes with software vendors. It usually begins with some kind of start up (which…
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