Making Data Agile for Digital Business

A ThoughtPoint by Dr Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting

June 2019

Sponsored by CortexAG

A German version of this article is available at Informatik Aktuell.

CoxtexDB combines SQL and NoSQL technology to offer business the freedom of highly flexible operations together with the structure needed to manage its fundamentals. In this second of a series of articles, we see how this is the foundation of true data agility and digital business transformation.

ThoughtPoint 2 of a 5-part Series

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CortexDB Reinvents the Database

A ThoughtPoint by Dr Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting

May 2019

Sponsored by CortexAG

A German version of this article is available at Informatik Aktuell.

CortexDB is the first example of a new class of information management tool that allows data and context to be managed with both independence and integration, a feature that is central to reuse of information for different business purposes.

ThoughtPoint 1 of a 5-part Series

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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 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 of processing in addition to storage.

This extension is exemplified by IRI Voracity, a comprehensive platform for data management platform for data discovery, integration, migration, governance, and analytics.

Resources available:

  1. Process on Par with Information
  2. Data Processing Drives Efficiency
  3. Processing Real World Data
  4. Unifying the Worlds of Information and Processing
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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 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 and has only recently been challenged by the data lake concept. This paper traces the early history and drivers of the data warehouse before pivoting to discuss the data lake and its implications for the original architectural approach. This leads to a proposal: A Production Analytic Platform that positions the data lake and warehouse, showing how to begin to dismantle the old operational-informational divide. This platform can extend the value of the data warehouse architecture for at least another decade.

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Barry is based in the Bristol area, UK since late 2018.

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