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A Definition of Data Warehousing
There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing

etl meaning  software products known as ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) tools. There are currently over 50 ETL tools on the market. The data acquisition phase can cost millions of dollars and take months or even years to complete. Data acquisition is then an ongoing, scheduled process, which is executed to keep the warehouse current to a pre-determined period in time, (i.e. the warehouse is refreshed monthly). Changed Data Capture: The periodic update of the warehouse from the transactional system(s) is complicated by Read More...
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These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to ma...
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SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)
Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database

etl meaning  extract, transform, and load (ETL). Data copies are materialized , i.e., the data is saved to physical tables in its transformed state. OLAP cubes come along with a set of efficient transformations that simplify analytics. In contrast to a physical table, an Analytic View is not “flat.” Data must be “flattened out” during extraction by aggregating along the dimensions of the data cube. In terms of structured query language (SQL), “flattening out” means reading with a GROUP BY clause and Read More...
Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators
The distinction between business performance management and operational business intelligence is sometimes unclear. Many vendor offerings overlap in terms of

etl meaning  on the use of ETL and EII to provide the right data at the right time, but they may use other database structures in conjunction with their product offerings, or they may have their products sit on top of a more general BI platform or database structure. Conclusion OBI and BPM are natural extensions of BI. As BI tools have matured, organizations' needs have also evolved. Many BPM vendors offer solutions tailored to departments' specific needs, whereas OBI focuses its efforts on identifying and managing Read More...
Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Three: Strategy Shifts
Oracle has long moved in the direction of blurring the line between applications and infrastructure. It has leveraged the system of record elements in

etl meaning  data mining tool, Carleton ETL tool, (see Oracle Buys Carleton Corporation to Enhance Warehouse Offering , etc.), continued in the 2000s. This time to add point products that bring specific functionality to Oracle's existing infrastructure portfolio. TopLink , acquired from WebGain in 2002, added an object-relational mapping layer to the Oracle Application Server, whereas Indicast became the voice services component of the application server. Then, in 2001, 3Cube 's on-line collaboration software became Read More...
Oracle's Product Future: What Can the Past Tell?
Oracle does not have a history of major acquisitions, let alone experience with the subsequent integration efforts. Run by a management team that has never

etl meaning  and Carleton an extract-transform-load (ETL) tool, and continued its acquisitions of point products into the 2000s. (See Oracle Buys Carleton Corporation to Enhance Warehouse Offering , etc.) TopLink was acquired from WebGain in 2002, adding an object-relational mapping layer to the Oracle Application Server , and Indicast became the voice services component. Then, in 2001 3Cube 's on-line collaboration software became part of the Oracle iMeeting product. Further, in 2002, Stetlor's Corporate Time Read More...
Hummingbird Releases Genio 4.0 With Improved Support for Oracle, Business Objects, Cognos, and NCR
Hummingbird Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:

etl meaning  relatively new to the ETL industry, and their technology should be examined closely. User Recommendations Customers examining Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) tools should include Genio on a long list of candidates. One question that should be asked of the vendor is which fast load technology is employed with Oracle and NCR Teradata (there are a variety of options). In addition, it should be noted that its claimed support for changed data capture (an important feature which avoids table scans and requires a Read More...
What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

etl meaning  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Sof Read More...
Business Intelligence and Database Management Services
Lister's BI team helps organizations to structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to

etl meaning  extract, transform, and load (ETL); database design and management; online analytical processing (OLAP) services; reporting; analysis; and dashboards. Read More...
Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence
As an enterprise’s data grows in volume and complexity, a comprehensive data quality strategy is imperative to providing a reliable business intelligence

etl meaning  extract, transform, and load (ETL) process in a data warehousing system extracts records from data source(s), transforms them using rules to convert data into a form that is suitable for reporting and analysis, and finally loads the transformed records into the destination (typically a data warehouse or data mart). Data cleansing is an integral part of the transformation process and enforces business and schema rules on each record and field. Data cleansing involves the application of quality screens Read More...
Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution
As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable

etl meaning  loading of data. The ETL system supports: a variety of steps (a step represents the smallest unit in a transformation and contains either predefined or custom logic that is applied to each row as it makes its way from the source to the target); slowly changing dimensions (SCDs); connectors for a multitude of data sources (access to proprietary databases such as Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle is via Java Database Connectivity [JDBC]); and the ability to execute and schedule jobs both locally and Read More...
Datawarehouse Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites
During September, two more data warehousing vendors announced product suites that they claim offer broader integration between different data warehousing

etl meaning  product . DecisionStream is an ETL tool capable of populating OLAP hypercubes, such as the one used by Cognos PowerPlay. Metadata management capabilities to provide centralized metadata and business rules. All applications in the suite share a common meta model. Business intelligence tools in the form of Cognos PowerPlay and Impromptu. These products have made Cognos one of the top three business intelligence vendors. Additional services such as data mart modeling and common security functions. Ardent Read More...
Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market
Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005 has allowed Microsoft to enter the business intelligence (BI) market by using its client base to expand its offering

etl meaning  Integration Services (SSIS) provides ETL capabilities. In addition, data can be transformed without the use of staging tables, thereby reducing data latency. Both structured and unstructured data can be extracted and converted between various types of data such as numeric and string (and so on), and data audits can be performed. Also, to account for slowly changing dimensions (SCDs), SSIS has a built-in wizard. Analysis Services provides data mining and OLAP capabilities to enable users to identify and Read More...
Davra Networks Introduces End-to-end Platform for IoT
Davra Networks has launched a turnkey Internet of Things (IoT) platform which supports the collection and presentation of data for the connected world. The new

etl meaning  Networks Introduces End-to-end Platform for IoT Davra Networks has launched a turnkey Internet of Things (IoT) platform which supports the collection and presentation of data for the connected world. The new RuBAN platform is an end-to-end platform which offers a number of capabilities for providers wishing to offer a wide range of solutions for the IoT market. The platform presents a number of benefits over other solutions that are being developed to enable the IoT era. The RuBAN platform allows Read More...
Informix Decides to Start Analyzing Websites
Informix, a leader in data warehousing and business intelligence software, has developed an application named i. Decide Web Success that promises to provide dot

etl meaning  successful presence in the ETL and DBMS markets that should provide advantages in the e-business analytics market. Keep in mind that this is a first version release that has not been time-tested commercially. Note: TEC has extensive coverage of Informix. To view recent publications regarding Informix type Informix into our search engine on our home page and select the Our Site radial button. Read More...

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