Why is it so hard to gain insight?

If you’re finding that it takes too long to get meaningful reports and analysis from your data, you’re not alone. Data Intensity recently conducted a survey of over 200 companies (212 to be precise) to gauge the current state of data analytics and to understand what...

Mining Data Vault Loading Views

I first heard about Data Vault (DV) in late 2011. As I learned about DV, I quickly realized its benefits in the realm of Data Warehousing (DW), however it was not until early 2012, after I had the opportunity to attend Dan Linsted’s 3-day DV “Boot camp” class, when I...

Power to the People…
the Business Intelligence way

When entering into any technology project, the team is typically is comprised of a blend of business and IT professionals. These can be from developers, analysts, business liaisons and business analysts; to the projects sponsors. When looking at a Business...

Blobitty Blob Blob Blob…

At my current client, we are working on a major rewrite of their Claims Management System, which has included moving the old data from an Oracle database to a new SQL database being designed by our team. Part of this conversion involved a particular challenge. We were...

Characteristics of Big Data – Part One

Are you not sure if your project requires a Big Data Solution? The purpose of the Characteristics of Big Data article is to provide you with the characteristics of Big Data that will assist you in answering that question. The Big Data movement is based upon one common...

Making Data Meaningful in Major League Baseball

My father played professional baseball for the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians in the 1920’s and 1930’s. This was in the days of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, and long before anyone ever heard of computers or even the word, data. However, that did not mean the...