Category: Videos

Retiring Inactive Data

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This is a short video about a Application Retirement Strategy Intricity often conducts. I've been amazed (more…)
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What is a Columnar Database?

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This short video provides a simple explanation of what a Columnar Database is. It also walks through (more…)
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What is OLAP?

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This video explores some of OLAP's history, and where this solution might be applicable. We also (more…)
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What are Dimensions and Measures?

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This short video provides a business friendly description of Dimensions, Measures, Hierarchies, and Data Grain. Text from the Video: Often when Business and IT come to the same room and begin talking, there are breaking points where the Business get’s lost in the technical terminology. When it comes to data, I’ve noticed this breaking…
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What is Master Data Management?

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This is a short video on the benefits of an MDM solution. Text from the Video: Sometimes we don’t appreciate just how complex some of these multibillion dollar organizations can be these days.  I mean, just imagine managing data for thousands of different products and 10’s of thousands of customers. This would actually be really…
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Benefits of a Data Warehouse

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This video outlines some of the benefits of implementing a data warehouse. Text from the Video: Often I’m placed into situations where I need to explain the role of a data warehouse, and how an organization can benefit from it’s use. So to answer this, let’s approach each problem we commonly see Data Warehouses…
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What is Metadata?

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This short video, will explain what Metadata is and why it's important to businesses. Text from the Video: Sometimes in the IT world we have names for features and capabilities that seem to be tailored for Business User confusion.  One such word is Metadata. Admittedly when I first heard this word I struggled to…
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Dirty Data- Why You Should Care

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page It seems sometimes that companies just don't care about dirty data. This video talks about why (more…)
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Information and Data Lifecycles

https://www.intricity.com/basic/intricity101-landing-page This short video reviews the lifecycle of data and the differences between data and information. Text from the Video: Sometimes understanding where data comes from and where it's going seems to be a mystery.  This video outlines how most data gets generated and where it goes.  Understanding the lifecycle of data can be the…
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