Exploratory Analytics Vs Big Data Governance – Freedom Vs Control or Freedom with Confidence?

Posted by admin | August 9, 2013 | Blog

Exploratory analytics is at the heart of most Big Data projects. It involves loading data from multi-structured sources into ‘sandboxes’ for exploration and investigative analysis, often by skilled data scientists, with the intent on producing new insights. Data being loaded into these sandboxes may include structured, modeled data from existing OLTP systems, data warehouses and […]


Big Data – Relational Opens Its Mouth – Is It Going To Consume Hadoop?

Posted by admin | February 25, 2013 | Blog

Back in September last year, I presented at BiG Data London (the largest Big Data interest group in Europe), looking at multi-platform Big data analytics. In that session I looked at stand-alone platforms for analytical workloads and asked the question “Is it going to stay that way?’. Is it that Hadoop analytical workloads would remain separate […]


Getting Started With MDM

Posted by admin | January 23, 2013 | Blog

Below are answers to 4 key questions that often get asked when starting MDM projects.  Hope you find them useful. 1. What are the factors that trigger a company’s Master data management initiative? The need to improve processes The need to shift focus from product to customer orientation The need to get control of expenditure […]


Big Data Analytics – A Rapidly Emerging Market

Posted by admin | November 14, 2011 | Blog

Last week in London I spoke at the IRM Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence conference on a variety of topics. One of these was Big Data which I looked at in the context of analytical processing.  There is no question the hype around this topic is reaching fever pitch so I thought I would try […]


The Two Sides of Collaborative BI

Posted by admin | March 30, 2011 | Blog

While there is a lot of hype around collaborative BI today, this concept is not new. First attempts at introducing collaborative functionality into BI environments happened as far back as eight years ago or more when vendors of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) products in particular added collaborative functionality to their products to allow users to […]


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