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All Is Well with Data Virtualization

April 2019 Sponsored by Denodo Download pdf This series of four blog posts, published by Denodo between November 2018 and April 2019, explores data virtualization and its application in a variety of use cases. […]

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Process in the Production Analytic Platform

September 2018 Sponsored by IRI Total Data Management. Download pdf The Production Analytic Platform is a data integration paradigm that merges the benefits of the data warehouse and the data lake for faster insight, and bridges operational and informational environments, in particular, to support operational analytics. New insights are described here into the core role [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Article|0 Comments

Thirty Years of Data Warehousing

September 2018 First published in the Business Intelligence Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1 (June 2018) Download pdf Since its first formal, public description in 1988, the data warehouse architecture has successfully provided the foundation for decision making support across enterprises in every industry. With two main interpretations, the architecture has remained stable since the 1990s [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Article, Featured|0 Comments

With Big Data Out of the Box, Maintaining Order is a Must

December 2012 BI Trends & Strategies, Vol. 1, No. 12 (2012) Download pdf It's easy to foretell continued growth in big data investments next year. But proper management and governance are needed to derive real business value from all that info.    

By | December 31st, 2012|Article|0 Comments

Collaborative Business Intelligence: Socializing Team-based Decision Making

September 2012 Business Intelligence Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3 (2012) Download pdf Important and innovative decisions in almost all organizations are mostly made by teams, permanent or transitory, of people, rather than individuals. A new iSight model maps the path from the information cues that signal change is required, through the team interactions and implementation to measurable and repeatable innovation. The key to this progression lies in informal information–the conversations and meetings, messages and e-mails that record the actual path of decision making, that are largely lost today. […]

By | September 30th, 2012|Article|0 Comments

From BI to Enterprise IT Architecture

February 2011 From a series of articles published on B-Eye-Network.com from February 2010 to January 2011 Download pdf Data warehousing / business intelligence has played a remarkable role in IT over the past few decades. It has remained a relatively closed ecosystem, both in terms of the vendors involved and the delivery teams within IT [...]

By | February 28th, 2011|Article|0 Comments

Beyond Business Intelligence

June 2010 Business Intelligence Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 Download pdf It has been almost 25 years since the original data warehouse was conceived. Although the term business intelligence (BI) has since been introduced, little has changed from the original architecture. Meanwhile, business needs have expanded dramatically and technology has advanced far beyond what was [...]

By | June 30th, 2010|Article|0 Comments

An architecture for a business and information system

February 1988 Barry wrote the first published article describing a data warehouse architecture in 1988, based on his work in IBM Europe’s internal IT division in the preceding years. Original publication: “An architecture for a business and information system”, B. A. Devlin, P. T. Murphy, IBM Systems Journal, Volume 27, Number 1, Page 60 (1988) Download pdf […]

By | February 1st, 1988|Article|0 Comments