Category: Data Warehousing

Sharing Data, the Easy Way

Over the last 10 years we’ve seen a massive expansion of what I call Data Brokerage Companies. These are companies that do nothing more than sell data to other organizations. Today, Data Brokers are an important fabric in the data management space. For example, data is often used from 3rd parties to enrich existing internal…
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Why Hadoop is Dying

Allright I know that I’m going to ruffle some feathers here, but… Why is Hadoop dying? It was once the darling of the corporate data management space. Boardroom meetings suddenly had line items about Big Data Strategies, and some of the distributions booked record levels of venture capital funding. But today, nobody cares. Why is…
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Intricity Attends Snowflake Partner Summit

Intricity joined Snowflake for a strategic session with their top partners. "The alignment of vision is what makes Snowflake such a meaningful partner to Intricity." said Arkady Kleyner, co-founder of Intricity. "Intricity already has many deployments leveraging snowflakes technology, and we're pushing the bar on its capabilities to act as the Data computation layer in…
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Beware the BI Demo

There’s a term that often describes many Business Intelligence product purchases.  And that’s, “A flash in the pan.”  That’s a saying we use to describe brief success that can’t be repeated. In the world of BI, Business Stakeholders are very often given demos that are just that… a flash in the pan. That is, the…
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Business Intelligence… still no pixie dust

The BI Problem Let me start by telling you a lie. If you buy the market leading Business Intelligence tool, you’ll be able to analyze all your data. Everybody will be able to get the data they need, when they need it. When you look at a customer it will show a 360° view of…
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Analytics = Fake News?

While meeting with an organization the other day we were discussing the purpose of the BI dashboards, reports, and Analytics. The organization had invested in building a trusted and integrated data warehouse which was well audited and confirmed to be the best version of the truth. However, the Business Intelligence content wasn’t getting the adoption…
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What is IoT?

For decades, manufacturers basically had a race to become the cheapest at what they produce, because they had little leverage when it came to differentiation. But as measurement devices and back end data systems have modernized; a whole new world of opportunity has opened up. This is because the manufacturer's products could be combined with…
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The Data/Culture Link

Small is beautiful Your organization is made up of tiny little decisions made every day by thousands of individuals. That's it! Seriously, that’s what makes up your company. Unless you’re some kind of futuristic company with no human employees or customers, that’s how your company realizes its accomplishments. Those small decisions add up to your…
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Accelerated ETL using BI Markup Language (Biml)

The ETL Drag A common complaint in the construction of a Business Intelligence (BI) solution is the length of time, and the associated cost with building the Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) routines to populate the associated data repositories (i.e., DataMart’s, Data Warehouse). Some estimates place this ETL development at up to 80% of the overall…
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What is a Data Lake?

One of the problems that we encounter in managing data is that it lives literally all over the place. This is especially true in large corporations. In fact, we’ve seen companies that have thousands of disparate applications all gathering their own data. You can imagine how frustrating it is navigating the corporate politics to report…
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