Category: Videos

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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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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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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Growing Pains in Data

When you go home tonight, take a brief look at your house, and ask yourself. “How many stories or rooms could I add to this house on top of its current structure?” Could you add 5? How about 10? Would you casually add 20? Like this thought experiment, your organization has likely added many floors…
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Transportation Analytics

Intricity has developed a joint partnership with TransPro Consulting to develop a Transportation Industry analytics solution called transDASH. We recently released a video included here: "Hi I’m Mark Aesch, CEO of TransPro Consulting. We started TransPro almost 10 years ago to guide public sector agencies to higher levels of efficiency and performance. Today, because we…
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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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Data Governance Spectrum

If you’ve been following my videos about Data Governance and Data Quality then you’re probably aware that there really is no cookie cutter method of Governing your data. Every company is going to have a different culture on how this effort is organized. And not surprisingly, we can learn about data governance by talking about…
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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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