Star Schema: Data Mart? Yes – Data Warehouse? No
Most people think of data warehouses as databases that solve reporting problems. However, it’s more useful to think of them as addressing two sets of problems: 1) Reporting, or data distribution, problems and 2) Data integration problems. You probably already realize this. Heck, Bill Inmon’s original definition of the data warehouse... [Read more of this review]
White House response to petition to: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016
My son pointed out the fact that the White House has received the following petition: “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016″. The full petition and the administration’s response is available here: White House response
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Amazon Redshift: Data Warehouse Appliance, not SAAS Data Warehouse
Ok, there’s a ton of publicity right now around Amazon’s Redshift service. Every article I see calls it a software as a service (SAAS) data warehouse. Really?
As we read in kindergarten, a data warehouse is a “subject oriented, integrated, non-volatile, time variant collection of data in support of management decisions” (Or... [Read more of this review]
Links to Details on QlikView’s New Access to Relational Data
One place where QlikView has always been weak is in real time access to relational data. But the company just announced a new technology, Direct Discovery, to overcome this weakness. While the software is not available to customers yet, this posting on the data visualization blog discusses its plusses and minuses as well as how the market is driving... [Read more of this review]
RECRUITING: Technical Manager – Contract to Hire – Honolulu, Hawaii
THE ROLE: Technical Team Lead
We are looking for a person to fill an interim (to permanent?) position as a technical leader of a team. This person should have skills and experience in the listed areas, but most importantly is able to interact with both business and technical management and to provide leadership to their team. Per our client, “This... [Read more of this review]
Stephen Few’s View of Big Data
Stephen Few is a well known expert on the visual presentation of data. He recently wrote this blog post on the concept of Big Data. I couldn’t agree more.
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Big Data & Data Warehousing: The Coming Shakeout – Part 3/3 – How to Move Forward
In my last few posts I discussed how big data is really just data, how we’ve been in this situation before and how, over the next few years, the market will be ripe for consolidation. In this post I’ll make some recommendations for how to move forward. Now, remember, this is intended for readers in 2012. If you’ve happened on... [Read more of this review]
Big Data & Data Warehousing: The Coming Shakeout – Part 2/3 – The RDBMS Shakeout as a Model for The Future of Big Data
In my last post I discussed how big data is really just data and, while it hasn’t happened yet, history shows that our ‘big data’ and our analytic data stores will eventually be integrated. This points to a situation where big data technologies are in flux and the eventual, long term, industry standard tool set isn’t yet known.
Another... [Read more of this review]
RECRUITING: Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse Consulting Experts
Are you a BI/DW consultant whose firm just doesn’t put enough emphasis on your specialty?
Are you working in BI/DW for a company but crave to be the product that your company delivers, rather than just expendable overhead?
Do you want to work with a select set of like minded professionals as we build something special?
Dataspace is looking... [Read more of this review]
Big Data & Data Warehousing: The Coming Shakeout – Part 1/3 – The Drive for Detail
At this point in time it would be ludicrous to deny the truth: big data exists and it’s here to stay (a quick definition, from Wikipedia, In information technology, big data is a loosely-defined term used to describe data sets so large and complex that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools) For the most... [Read more of this review]
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