Category: | Data Warehousing

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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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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Goldilocks guide to Enterprise Analytics

We all remember the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Through the process of elimination Goldilocks eventually finds an option that is “just right.” When it comes to Enterprise Software, companies have to go through the same bad experiences, but they often don’t find an option that is “just right.” Unfortunately for most organizations,
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What is BI Metadata

If you’ve done any cooking, you’ve probably experienced what it's like to forget to add an ingredient or worse the wrong ingredient. It’s a disappointing experience because there isn’t much that can be done other than live with the bad tasting food or throw it away. Well it turns out that Precalculated Business Intelligence is
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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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