Getting Started With MDM

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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 […]

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Big Data Analytics – A Rapidly Emerging Market

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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 […]

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The Two Sides of Collaborative BI

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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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Teradata Strengthens It Position in the BIG DATA Market

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Today, my former employer (many moons ago – I left 17 years ago!) Teradata announced it is to acquire Aster Data effectively bolstering its position in the BIG DATA marketplace (See the announcement here) . Aster Data has made its mark in the big data market with its well crafted integration of Hadoop Map/Reduce and […]

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EDW on a Private Cloud? Steady as you go!

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I read James Kobielus’s blog on Innovation Transforms Data Warehousing today talking about EDW in the Cloud as becoming mainstream by the middle of the decade. My take on this is that configuration management and workload management are critical to large scale EDWs making it to the Cloud. I am thinking more about PRIVATE cloud […]

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