Partner Sales Training At MicroStrategy HQ

Just before Halloween I had the opportunity to travel down to Tysons Corner, Virginia and attend the Partner Sales Academy at MicroStrategy headquarters. As a MicroStrategy Partner, we not only have the opportunity to promote and work with a best in class BI tool, we also get to parti

Big Data: The Next Big Thing

First a brief personal history of data warehousing time. In 1987, I started working with relational database systems when they were in their infancy.  We tried to build OLTP and OLAP systems on single relational databases, client server platforms.  It didn’t go so well.  By the

What is Big Data?

This is a question that comes up all the time. I was recently away at a conference where we discussed this topic in great detail for a couple of hours and at the end I think we had a view of the concept of big data, but no common definition. One of the funniest analogies of big data w