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What on earth does MDM have to do with Big Data?


Well, actually rather a lot. In a recent webinar in which I participated with Virgin Media, the question was raised by one of the attendees as a current requirement. It surprised me a little, as although I have had many theoretical conversations about the relationship between the two disciplines, it was refreshing to hear customers […]

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Breaking through the wall – a race won before it even starts


“Breaking through the wall,” the metaphor used by runners to describe the moment when they break the shackles of fatigue and their practice and determination pay-off, seems apropos as my “fitter” Magnitude Software colleagues recently tackled the London and Brighton Marathons. Congratulations to our runners and their amazing achievement! While I bow to their tenacious […]

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A Common Explaining Language Leads to Understanding


“I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.” A good friend of mine recently alienated the person that pays his salary with the above statement. While you might question his wisdom – I know I did (after a quiet chuckle) – I’m reminded of how often the same thought has […]

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Of course Big Data will change the “Traditional” Data Warehouse


I derive great enjoyment from reading the blogs, comments and tweets about whether or not Big Data will replace the Data Warehouse. But as with most predictions, I believe there is a half-truth hidden therein…  The momentum around Big Data is forcing organizations to re-evaluate their investments in data management and there can be no […]

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