Archive | December, 2010

Much Ado About Loading


There can be no doubt that physical movement of data from file to database is a critical component of the load, but is it really where the bulk of the time is spent on the nightly refresh? This raises the question: what does it mean to load the warehouse?

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Data Governance: Chicken, Egg or Bacon?


I recently read a great blog post by Dan Power on the “chicken and egg” problem surrounding data governance. Dan does a good job of breaking it down and offering some practical advice as to how to help business owners fix the problem. He suggests gathering information on pain points, taking surveys and providing an […]

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Organizational Structure Underpins Data Governance


Three Data Warehouses, or One?

Several years ago, I spent a wonderful week in São Paulo to help a customer answer a simple question: three data warehouses, or one? Here’s the background. For many years, the Latin America region of a very big consumer packaged goods company operated as a loose collection of about 30 independent companies spread in 20 countries. […]

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