It’s the end of October now which means that the autumn trade show season is drawing to a close. This year we sponsored and exhibited at the TDWI World Conference in San Diego (and in Chicago earlier in the year), and the Teradata PARTNERS Conference in Nashville. Once again we gathered survey responses in our booth, so I took a look at how things have changed, or not, since last year’s update.
“Breaking through the wall,” the metaphor used by runners to describe the moment when they break the shackles of fatigue and their practice and determination pay-off, seems apropos as my “fitter” Magnitude Software colleagues recently tackled the London and Brighton Marathons. Congratulations to our runners and their amazing achievement! Read more
I took my first Kalido training class in October of 1997 and I’ve been involved with Kalido ever since. Because I’ve used Kalido for so long, it’s often easy for me to forget all of the things people had to do manually prior to Kalido coming around. I recently saw a book by Oracle ACE Kent Graziano called “A Check List for Doing Data Model Design Reviews” on Amazon, so I grabbed a copy. Read more
In my last post I included a video that gave you a tour of a business model that was already built. This post includes a new video about how to build the model from scratch, and how it relates to a specific business event that everyone can understand. This video is much more high level and gives you a better idea on how to approach building a model. Read more
In my first blog post, I questioned whether performance and capacity was really the most important thing for data warehousing, and I suggested that agility and flexibility ought to be considered a more important topic. Some recent research from Boris Evelson and a blog post from Jim Kobielus, analysts at Forrester Research, underscore the benefits of an agile approach, both in data warehousing and business intelligence tools as well as in methodology. Read more