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Big Data and BI Workshop, Singapore, July 6-8


9sight is new information insight

Founded in 2008 by Dr. Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting provides the innovative thinking and thirty years of practical experience required to move your enterprise beyond basic business intelligence to the new world of deep Business Insight and Innovative Action.

Today’s life is lived on the run. Business must keep up or die. With the possibility of tracking of every personal thought and action, event and measure in the physical world, we are awash with data. Business must use it or lose it. Customers want it all and want it now. Business must deliver. The world is undergoing a rapid, tectonic shift from planned and measured progress to predictive decisions and instant gratification. New architectures, technologies and methodologies are needed to support this transition. And a new symbiosis between business and IT, with an added emphasis on human, organizational and management aspects, is mandatory. The new world must emerge even as we keep the old wheels turning.

9sight Consulting can help your business transform itself.

February 2018: 30th anniversary of the Data Warehouse architecture

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From BI to Digital Business, Rome, October 2018

From BI to Digital Business: Architecture and Technologies, Rome, 24-25 October 2018

A two-day seminar describing the architecture and technology options for digitalized business, based on the book Business unIntelligence (attendees will receive a copy)and subsequent developments.


Process in the Production Analytic Platform

September 2018

Sponsored by IRI Total Data Management.

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The Production Analytic Platform is a data integration paradigm that merges the benefits of the data […]

Thirty Years of Data Warehousing

September 2018

First published in the Business Intelligence Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 (June 2018)

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Since its first formal, public description in 1988, the data […]

Introducing the Production Analytic Platform

February 2018

Sponsored by Teradata.

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A compendium of four ThoughtPoints published from October 2017 to January 2018 covering:

  1. Definition of the concept of a Production Analytic Platform
  2. Approaches to handling Temporal Data
  3. The ever-shrinking Decision Cycle
  4. Future outlook for the Production Analytic Platform




9sight is Dr. Barry Devlin

Dr. Barry Devlin is a founder of the data warehousing industry, defining its first architecture in 1985. A foremost authority on business intelligence (BI), big data and beyond, he is respected worldwide as a visionary and thought-leader in the evolving industry. Barry has authored two ground-breaking books: the classic “Data Warehouse–from Architecture to Implementation” and “Business unIntelligence–Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data” in 2013.

Barry has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, previously with IBM, as a consultant, manager and distinguished engineer. As founder and principal of 9sight in 2008, Barry provides strategic consulting and thought-leadership to buyers and vendors of BI and Big Data solutions. He is an associate editor of TDWI’s Journal of Business Intelligence, and a regular keynote speaker, teacher and writer on all aspects of information creation and use.

Barry operates worldwide from Cape Town, South Africa.

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