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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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Get Ready for a Major New Release


Wow!  The Kalido-sphere is buzzing with excitement these days.  Between the recent briefing with the BBBT, the multi-city Qlik to Discover Roadshow with Qlik with just completed stops in Jersey City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Toronto, and the upcoming, much anticipated new release of the Kalido Information Engine, there’s no shortage of news around here. Our […]

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Modeling Efficiencies Using The Kalido Approach


I took my first Kalido training class in October of 1997 and I’ve been involved with Kalido ever since.  Because I’ve used Kalido for so long, it’s often easy for me to forget all of the things people had to do manually prior to Kalido coming around.  I recently saw a book by Oracle ACE […]

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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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