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Case Study Teradata to Snowflake Migration at Major Retailer

About Customer Intricity worked with a private department store based on the East Coast of the US with just under 300 stores located in 16 states and a growing digital presence. The retailer has a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the all age groups along with
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What’s stopping cloud adoption?

Right around 2003 the United States went through a bandwidth revolution. And suddenly it got cheaper to use bandwidth. However, in the IT space, most solutions and vendors were still carefully designing their solutions to closely guard bandwidth. But some organizations were already embracing this newfound bandwidth like salesforce.com. In their tow, other disruptive vendors began chipping
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The Fragility of Code

When you're in the early stages of a tech startup, you're at a unique and golden moment. Flexibility and free thinking abounds because nothing has been built yet. The moment you choose a direction to take your company, and you put work into that direction, you begin to build rigidity. The increasing rigidity that occurs
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Turning Data into Information

The process of turning data into information can be compared to a factory. You have raw materials in the form of data, work in progress in the form of integration and cleansing, then finished goods in the form of dashboards and analytics. Expecting someone to do this as a side job, just means they won’t
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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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