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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Is Cloudera’s Kudu the next generation analytic data platform?

Cloudera announced the Kudu project at Strata Hadoop World conference in New York in September 2015. What makes Kudu important among over 250 active Apache projects? It is aiming to improve the core foundation of Hadoop – HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System). Hadoop has been around over 10 years with HDFS being its foundational component providing effective data distribution to support...

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Big Data May Not Be the Answer

There. I said it. It’s difficult to imagine the possibility when it comes to the buzz around the topic these days. But to be fair, I suppose it really depends on the questions being asked. We’re hearing more and more from our customers about interest in Big Data and the associated buzzwords (namely Hadoop), but there continues to be confusion about what Big Data really is and what problems the...

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Data to Dashboard: Making sense of Big Data

Our Advanced Analytics  team’s obsession with the NFL led us on an ambitious journey to collect NFL Twitter data with the hopes to gather some useful insights. As the weeks went by, millions of tweets were collected. With this data being amassed, we established the arduous objective to understand the type of events that surround large influxes of tweets.…

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Data & Football: Using Big Data & Analytics to Visualize NFL Twitter Trends

Data & Football: Using Big Data & Analytics to Visualize NFL Twitter Trends

When I was growing up, my dad used to tell me “Work on something you love and it will never feel like work.” In our Advanced Analytics practice, our team shares a common love of data and complex problems.  We work on exciting challenges, pulling together experiences to determine the right tool for the job and deliver uncommon results. …

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How Prism validates Big Data

No matter how you feel about the implications of it, the government intelligence gathering program now known as Prism represents a tremendous revelation on many levels for both our friends and our adversaries.  Lost behind the headlines, privacy, and geopolitical concerns about the US government’s massive intelligence gathering program is a profound validation of the concepts and...

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They say variety is the spice of life – but does the same hold true for Big Data?

Last week Chicago was one of 29 host cities around the world for Big Data Week, a week-long series of workshops on big data and analytics.  I had the privilege of giving a ten minute “rapid-fire” talk about big data in banking and also attended a number of other workshops.  It was a fun, thought-provoking week full of interesting case studies and great networking between government...

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