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SAP a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics

March 9th, 2016 SAP was recognized by Gartner for our continued growth as a Data Warehouse vendor, in particular the phenomenal rise in customers for SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA. SAP were also rated strongly for our cloud … Continue reading

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HANA2016 – SAP Data Warehousing, Today and Tomorrow

On Wednesday (see details below) I’ll be presenting an overview of SAP’s data warehousing capabilities, roadmap and vision. From a capabilities perspective I’m focusing on some of the key options for HANA – streaming, predictive, text processing, spatial and graph. … Continue reading

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SAP Data Warehousing at TechEd 2015

BW 7.5, Cool Free Sunglasses, and Over the Top Content! SAP data warehousing promises to be one of the most interesting highlights of this year’s TechEd (Las Vegas, October 2015; Barcelona, November 2015). With over 40 hours of lectures, 60 … Continue reading

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TechEd 2015 – Las Vegas – Data Warehousing Customer Sessions

Here is a list of all customer sessions for data warehousing at TechEd 2015 in Las Vegas: Customer Sessions

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TechEd 2015 – Las Vegas – Data Warehousing Sessions

Here is a link to a list of all date warehousing sessions at TechEd 2015 Las Vegas All DW Sessions

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Data Warehousing – Go Live

There are two interesting developments which, if they are combined, could bring a whole new meaning to the term ‘Go Live’ when it comes to Data Warehousing projects. Development #1 – DNA as a Data Store DNA has the potential … Continue reading

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Information Density is in the Eye of the Beholder

There is a current trend that manifests itself as “there is value in all data, so keep everything, because you don’t know now what is valuable and what isn’t”. This is undoubtedly correct, but is it useful? Basically, the question … Continue reading

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Hadoop: the answer to a question not yet understood?

Bernard Marr: “Where Big Data Projects Fail” http://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2015/03/17/where-big-data-projects-fail Gartner: Top challenge for Hadoop adoption: “Determining how to get value from Hadoop” Gartner: 68% of Hadoop adoptions driven by C-Suite (management-by-in-flight-magazine alert!) I love Hadoop, but are we over hyping it? … Continue reading

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Analytics in the 2010′s = Apps in the 1990′s?

Thoughts on the equivalency between the maturity of analytics and the maturity of applications today. Applications Data Warehouses 1980’s: Build your own 2000’s: Build using RDBMS 1990’s: Buy best of breed and integrate 2010’s: Buy different technologies and integrate 2000’s: … Continue reading

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