Is Data Virtualization a Panacea for the Age-old Data Centralization Problem?

Is Data Virtualization a Panacea for the Age-old Data Centralization Problem?

Chances are your legacy enterprise data warehouse is expensive, does not scale, has limited domain coverage, and comes with fragile ETL process that is very expensive to maintain and extend. Your recent Data Lake investment struggles to provide value it promised. You’ve probably heard about data virtualization and federation – is this the modern solution to the age-old problem?…

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West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap”

West Monroe Named in Forrester’s Latest Report “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap”

Forrester just released the following report; “Data Warehouse Automation Platforms Help Close The Data-To-Insight Gap.” According to the report’s key takeaways, “agile BI requires more than just agile dashboards” and “DWA enables BI self-service for use cases requiring a data warehouse.” We are honored to see West Monroe’s Rapid Analytics Platform (RAP) cited in this report that covers...

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Is Data Warehousing really dead?

Is Data Warehousing really dead?

Traditional data warehousing was pioneered by Ralph Kimball and Bill Inmon in 1970s to address growing problem of accessing data for reporting and analytics from multiple disparate data sources. Key drivers and goals of data warehousing are: Collect data from multiple sources into a single repository Expose data for reporting and analytics in a performant way Keep full history of data...

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Tips on supercharging your ETL

We live in the era of big data explosion with data volumes growing at exponential pace.  At the same time data driven organizations increasingly demand more real time data availability. Given these trends, ETL performance is quickly gaining business importance. Let’s look at a few approaches that could be considered to maximize performance of data processing.…

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Data Warehouse Architecture: Inmon CIF, Kimball Dimensional or Linstedt Data Vault?

Corporate Information Factory (CIF) data warehouse architecture was pioneered by Bill Inmon. It is also referred to as top-down approach because it represent complete view of enterprise data. Data is stored in 3rd normal form (3NF) closely resembling source system structures. To capture historic data changes timestamps are added to each table key columns.…

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