The Data Warehouse RFP

If you don’t have a data warehouse, you’re probably considering drafting a request for proposal (RFP) to screen vendors and ensure that your receive satisfactory information about the features of various hardware and software and their price. Writing an effective RFP that is well structured and includes different metrics will ensure that you receive the information you need and will make you look good.

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Linked Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company

The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet make it critical for companies to learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, break down data walls, provide an open, secure, and long-term technological environment, and reduce complexity—read this white paper to find out how. Read More

Analyzing Big Data: The Path to Competitive Advantage

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The Operational Data Lake: Your On Ramp to Big Data

Companies recognize the need to integrate big data into their real-time analytics and operations, but this poses a lot of technical and resource challenges. Meanwhile, those organizations that have operational data stores (ODSs) in place find that, while useful, they are expensive to scale. The ODS gives real-time visibility into operational data. While more cost-effective than a data warehouse, it uses outdated scaling technology, and performance upgrades require very specialized hardware. Plus, ODSs just can't handle the volume of data that has become a matter of fact for businesses today.

This white paper discusses the concept of the operational data lake, and its potential as an on-ramp to big data by upgrading outdated ODSs. Companies that are building a use case for big data, or those considering an upgrade to their ODS, may benefit from this stepping stone. With a Hadoop relational database management system (RDBMS), companies can expand their big data practices at their own pace. Read More

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