Thinking about data management architecture early is key to success in deploying hybrid analytics. You need to address the key data management challenges without slowing down the analytics project - which is the whole point of cloud deployments.
I am seeing a major change in thinking in the analytics world as people realize that if they do not straighten out their data strategy, they will never really be competitive with their analytics
DW Architectures are getting more complex in response to business requirements and rising data complexity. Survey respondents in a Philip Russom analysis say that standards are the key to dealing with the challenge.
As you think forward towards how you will use Big Data to compliment your current enterprise data warehouse (EDW) environment, check out the excellent webinar by Ralph Kimball and Matt Brandwein of Cloudera: Webinar: Building a Hadoop Data Warehouse: Hadoop 101 for EDW Professionals A couple comments on the importance of integration platforms like Informatica... more
We are way past the point where the architecture needs to be aligned with business goals and value delivery. That is necessary but no longer sufficient. We are now at the point where architecture needs to be central to the creation of an organization’s strategy process. Not to get hyperbolic, but anything less is risky for your... more
Just last week, I visited a client for whom I had been consulting on-and-off for several years. On the meeting room wall, I saw their Enterprise Architecture portfolio, beautiful graphically designed and printed on a giant sheet of paper. My host proudly informed me how much she enjoyed putting that diagram together in 2009. I... more
Adrian Gates was facing a major career challenge. Auditors hired by his company, Major Healthcare, to assess the risks the company faces, came back with “data quality” as the #1 risk. Adrian had been given the job of finding out exactly what the “data quality” issue was and how to address it. Adrian gathered experts and... more
What would the ideal data architecture of the year 2020 look like? Informatica want’s to know how YOU would answer that question. For this reason, we’ve created the Informatica Architect’s Challenge, a chance for YOU to share how you would approach enterprise data architecture differently. Send us your proposal and you could win 100 iPad... more