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Acquisitions and Competition


As many of you know, Kalido announced our “acquisition” last October. Typically, when a company is acquired, especially by a large organization, there are fears that the company will disappear and never been seen again, or emerge integrated with other technologies. For customers, this can be a valid concern – what will become of my […]

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What’s The Real Burden in ETL?


Readers of our corporate blog and followers of the Kalido message know we have been promoting “No ETL” in the context of data warehousing. Inevitably this leads to ETL tool vendor outrage at the notion that you don’t need ETL. So let me be clear: we believe you will always need the concept of Extract, […]

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The less things change, the more they stay the same


In 2012, we surveyed attendees at TDWI World Conferences regarding topics related to data warehousing: how they handle change, how long it takes to deploy new data, costs associated with supporting the data warehouse and so on. Over this period we received well over 500 responses and have blogged about it and shared information in […]

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Changing the Definition of Data Warehouse


For years the term data warehouse has often been synonymous with “inflexible,” and “prone to break when changes needed to be made” – but today organizations are leveraging data warehouses as the mechanism to ensure the right information is available for decision making at the right time. Forget traditional hand-coded models, today’s approach requires a […]

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Data Efficiency and Agility Explained


We have written a lot about data agility and efficiency in the Kalido blog. I recently provided the results of our ETL-based Data Warehouses survey, and Allen Johnson wrote about the recent report “Measuring the Half Life of Data” by Nucleus Research. This report explored the value of data and the rate at which that […]

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