Top
data warehouse

Death of the Data Warehouse

I build data warehouses. I understand why they’re important, I make a living from them. I also see that traditional, relational data warehouses are on the way out. Their demise is coming from a few technological advances. One of these is the ubiquitous, and growing, Hadoop....

data driven

More Thoughts on Becoming Data Driven

A few weeks ago I published a post on how to become a data driven company.  That post spoke to what managers can do to embed BI in their organizations.  Today, a different perspective on what user departments can do to become more data driven.   Users Won’t Create...

How to Go from Delivering BI to Being Data Driven

If you participate in enough BI groups, you’ll see one question come up time and again: Why do so many BI efforts fail?  A lot of time it’s not failure in development, but in the implementation.  Let’s face it – too often these systems get...

BI Predictions for 2015: 2 of 4

While different people will point to different times for the birth of business intelligence, I’ve always argued that BI started with the invention of writing.  Writing was invented, in part, as an accounting device.  How do I know how many cows I have?  How many did...

BI Predictions for 2015: 3 of 4

DW Appliances Move from Strategic Options to Tactical Ones   As noted earlier, big companies are experimenting with Hadoop and will eventually lean on it heavily.  Proponents usually describe two key benefits of Hadoop: its ability to handle unstructured data and its low price point.  The folks...

BI Predictions for 2015: 4 of 4

Cloud BI Opens the Field to Smaller & Smaller Organizations   Over the past year or two the number of software as a service business intelligence tools has exploded.  Some, like Microstrategy Cloud and Tableau Online, are offered as a repackaging of traditional BI tools.  Others, like...

BI Predictions for 2015: 1 of 4

While different people will point to different times for the birth of business intelligence, I’ve always argued that BI started with the invention of writing.  Writing was invented, in part, as an accounting device.  How do I know how many cows I have?  How many did...