Six ways companies can succeed by exploring social media networks using DWBI

Social media platforms are rapidly becoming the new force behind the global 2000 companies, allowing companies to reach out and understand their valuable customers like never before. Social media networks analysis is the study of patterns of social relations. Through network analysis the behavior of social relations structure can be analyzed. Social media networks and 

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Enabling data discovery: Big data’s ability to solve bigger problems

Industry leaders are debating the co-existence of big data & traditional business intelligence. One group strongly believes traditional business intelligence will be washed away in the big data tsunami, while another group discounts big data as a big hype and vouches for traditional business intelligence as an organization’s bastion. Big data will continue to be 

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Testing data warehouse – A four step approach (Part II)

In my previous post  I elaborated on the key factors to be ensured in Data quality validation and end user & BI / report testing for an effective outcome. Data quality validation comprises of test for data completeness, data transformation and data quality. In this post I shall explain about the other two aspects that Data 

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Testing data warehouse – A four step approach (Part I)

The success of any Data Warehouse (DWH) solution lies in its ability to not only analyze huge amounts of data over time but also to provide stakeholders and end-users meaningful options that are based on real-time data. While details are elaborated below, it is essential that a good DWH test strategy should cover validation of 

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IBM Information on Demand 2012: A Look into the Future of Information Management

IBM’s Information on Demand (IOD) 2012 conference held in October at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was like a theme park for information management. It’s one of the best forums for creating and experiencing the buzz among business partners, industry activities and customers. At this event, there were just as many new questions created 

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Optimizing Your Business with Pervasive Business Intelligence

Recently, I was accompanied by Boris Evelson of Forrester Research and Ajoy Kumar, leader of Virtusa’s data warehousing and business intelligence practice for a webinar on Pervasive Business Intelligence.  In the webinar, with attendees from industry and blogging community, Boris and Ajoy discussed the issues associated with pervasive business intelligence as well as best practices 

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Defining the Purpose of the Operational Data Store

Lately there seems to be many organizations engaged in some type of data management or data warehousing initiative. These data warehousing initiatives include the major components such as the data warehouse, operational data store, data marts, ETL and business intelligence frameworks. However, while there is a common understanding as to what an operational data store 

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