22 December, 2016

The Modern Data Platform – Challenge 5 – LACK OF GOVERNANCE

In the first part of this blog series I discussed the traditional data warehouse and some of the issues that can occur in the period following the initial project. I concluded by outlining the 5 common challenges that I hear from customers. INFLEXIBILITY COMPLEX ARCHITECTURE SLOW PERFORMANCE OLD TECHNOLOGY LACK OF GOVERNANCE This blog will focus on the fifth and final of these issues: LACK OF GOVERNANCE. Before discussing a lack of governance, let us first consider
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30 November, 2016

The Modern Data Platform – Challenge 4 – OLD TECHNOLOGY

In the first part of this blog series, I discussed the traditional data warehouse and some of the issues that can occur in the period following the initial project. I concluded by outlining the 5 common challenges that I hear from customers. INFLEXIBILITY COMPLEX ARCHITECTURE SLOW PERFORMANCE OLD TECHNOLOGY LACK OF GOVERNANCE This blog will focus on the fourth issue: OLD TECHNOLOGY In one of the previous post, we discussed the topic of complex architecture
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21 November, 2016

The Modern Data Platform – Challenge 3 – SLOW PERFORMANCE

In the first part of this blog series, I discussed the traditional data warehouse and some of issues that can occur in the period following the initial project. I concluded by outlining the 5 common challenges that I hear from customers: INFLEXIBILITY COMPLEX ARCHITECTURE SLOW PERFORMANCE OLD TECHNOLOGY LACK OF GOVERNANCE This blog will focus on the third of these issues: SLOW PERFORMANCE. How many times have you heard of business users complaining that the
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14 November, 2016

The Modern Data Platform – Challenge 2 – COMPLEX ARCHITECTURE

In the previous post, I discussed the first challenge of the traditional data warehouse which is the inflexibility of allowing changes. This blog will focus on the second of these issues: COMPLEX ARCHITECTURE. INFLEXIBILITY COMPLEX ARCHITECTURE SLOW PERFORMANCE OLD TECHNOLOGY LACK OF GOVERNANCE The following diagram is an illustration of a typical implementation architecture for a heterogeneous sourced data warehouse designed to support traditional Business Intelligence workloads. An architecture that should be all too familiar
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7 November, 2016

The Modern Data Platform – Challenge 1 – INFLEXIBILITY

In the first part of this blog series, I discussed the traditional data warehouse and some of the issues that can occur in the period following the initial project. I concluded that post by outlining 5 common challenges that I hear from customers. INFLEXIBILITY COMPLEX ARCHITECTURE SLOW PERFORMANCE OLD TECHNOLOGY LACK OF GOVERNANCE This blog will focus on the first of these issues: INFLEXIBILITY. For the avoidance of any doubt, let’s begin with the definition
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31 October, 2016

The Modern Data Platform – Introduction

“In the PAST……..” It seems to be a very long time ago since we put to bed the arguments over the need for data warehouses.  I remember the first project I worked on: a Regional Insurance Company struggling to get a comprehensive view of their customer demographics for Campaign Management. Why were they struggling? Simply put, their data was in silos across a multitude of different operational systems, each of which had its own unique
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