Business Intellegence

Why Do We Need to Understanding Physical Data Model {3}

by Phuong H
In the article “Building a Best-Fit Data Warehouse: Why Understanding Physical Database Structures Matters” written by John O’Brien, the author mentions the key to build a successful data warehouse is to build a model that match the business’s needs and design something that can be used today not five years from now. The author then explains 3 different business intelligences and 4 data warehouse architect. read more...

Placing Money On Big Data {3}

by Rudy P
The article I chose to blog about this week is titled “Why VCs Will Continue to Invest In Big Data Startups For Many Years To Come” by Alex Williams. Mr. Williams first off mentions the great amount of money raised by Splice Machine, MongoHQ, and Bloomreach. All three companies have raised over $4million recently, which Bloomreach leading the way by raising “$25 million in funds for its big data applications” (Williams, 2012). These companies show investors are very interested and believe in the future of big data and the evolution of data infrastructures.  Big data has made so much noise in recent times that Gartner Researched recently published an article stating big data will bring about $232 Billion of spending in IT through 2016. These leaders of big data have much to do with it, due to their easily scalable database design based on NoSQL. The industry as a whole is seeing a shift as the author states, “business intelligence applications, for instance, have started to transition from an OLAP data source in a relational database to a new type of service that connects different data sources from social networks, third-party apps and other sources” (Williams, 2012). read more...