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Building the Data Warehouse Semantic Layer


Kimball Group puts out some fantastic design tips, and one I especially liked in the last year was one from Joy Mundy (Design Tip #158 Making Sense of the Semantic Layer).  The arrival of this in my inbox was extremely timely because I was at the time involved in a disagreement with a BI consultant […]

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The Agile BI Ship Has Sailed – are you on a Tanker or a Jet Boat?


Slow to change direction, or the ultimate in turning on a dime?

I recently took a very touristy outing in Boston when we went on the “Codzilla” boat ride in Boston Harbor. On a hot day, it is great. The boat goes out of the harbor, gains speed, and then tries to get everyone wet by turning sharply and quickly, stopping short and diving forward, and generally […]

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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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Announcing Magnitude Software


We’ve had a busy few weeks that have led up to today’s announcement that Kalido and Noetix have joined forces to become Magnitude Software. Everyone here in the new company is excited by the future we’ve planned for ourselves and for our customers. This combination of a strong and established set of BI, reporting, analytics, data […]

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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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