Category: Data Warehousing

Intricity Wins a Snowflake Partner of the Year Award

Snowflake gave out awards at their annual partner conference for partners that matched the company's values. Intricity was nominated for multiple categories and won the "Get it Done" category. Jared Hillam and Glenn Hillam were in attendance to accept the award. "This technology has become a no brainier recommendation for our team of architects. The…
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Physical vs Virtual DW

In many of my videos I discuss data warehousing under the assumption that the data warehouse has physical tables. Meaning, data gets loaded to a specific database structure which optimizes for querying. However, there is a virtual approach to data warehousing by creating databa se views. There are pros and cons to doing this, and…
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Fort Lauderdale Hands-On Workshop

Intricity is excited to announce the next workshop on this coming September 7th in Fort Lauderdale FL at the BoatYard. In this workshop Intricity will be doing a hands on event with both Looker and Snowflake. Don't miss the opportunity to get real world experience! https://www.snowflake.com/from-0-to-snowflake-in-90-minutes-ft-lauderdale/?utm_source=intricity&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=0-to-snowflake-ft-lauderdale-9-7-18-intricity
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Amazon BI Tech Talk

Jared Hillam presented to over 1000 people during an Amazon BI Tech Talk. Click here to see the recording of the presentation:
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Data Junkyard

Abdication of Responsibility... This is a term that has been circling in my head over the last few months. What it means is that despite a person's ability to perform their duty... they don’t. Unfortunately, we’ve been seeing an abdication of responsibility trend inside many organizations over the last few years. The story goes something…
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Cloud Data Streaming

The other day I was cleaning out some old CDs and equipment. I found a CD titled Napster. This brought back many memories of the early 2000s. I remember back then that when you had Napster running it would make everything else on the internet super slow. I even remember networks banning its use because…
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Data Lake VS Data Warehouse

I was recently listening to a clinical psychologist talk about the different kinds of people that run organizations. He described two traits, open-mindedness, and orderliness. People that run startups tend to be high in open-mindedness, but people that run  established organizations tend to be high in orderliness. As I was putting together my next video,…
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Snowflake Workshop on March 21st

Join Snowflake and Intricity for this 3 hour workshop on March 21st at 9:00AM at Millennium Hilton New York Downtown. Snowflake is changing the way organizations perceive the limits of their data consumption. This new paradigm has many seeking to learn how this could be leveraged in their organizations. To that end, Snowflake and Intricity…
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Data as Plastic…?

For almost 2 decades I’ve struggled to draw an analogy to the data management space. However, data is its own animal, it has unique quirks like the ability to be copied perfectly. And you can move data at speeds that draw no parallel to things we can observe in the physical world. So there really…
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Data Architecture Lessons from the 1700’s?

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…
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