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Modeling to Support Agile Data Warehouses: Hyper Normalization and Hyper Generalization


I was in Las Vegas recently for The Data Warehousing Institute conference helping out with our Magnitude Software booth, and I noticed one of the classes being taught there was “Agile Data Engineering:  New Data Modeling Techniques that Readily Adapt to Constant Change.”  We’ve been modeling for a long time now—is there really something new […]

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How Long to Create a Data Governance Policy?


The answer is: it depends!

A question was recently posted on a Kalido Blog “A Brief History of Data Governance” written by Winston Chen back in 2010.  The question posed by “neha” asks: “How long does it take to come up with a strong data governance policy in the organization?” The short answer here is that there is no “right” […]

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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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Can’t We All Just Get Along?


Stop throwing your partner under the bus

I was at a standstill on a blog that I alluded to in my previous Thick as a Brick submission when I ran across a similar theme from Jonathan Feldman on Information Week Global CIO, No One Likes Petulant Teenagers.  The premise that I alluded to was that many CIOs are in the business of […]

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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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