Air Canada Selects Teradata

Well congratulations Teradata.  It appears out of Dayton Ohio emerges another new Teradata customer – Air Canada. Here is a brief snippet from the press release… (Air Canada) has selected Teradata for its new data warehouse. The new data warehousing platform will init

CoffeeCAST – #32 – Talking Data Warehousing and Integration

Welcome to the 32nd CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Well welcome back.  Today I have captured Graham for another fun discussion on Data Warehousing and Integration.  So I am just finishing a great Starbucks Grande Bold and hope you have found a good coffee yourself for

ETL Defined

I am going to give my understanding what ETL means and how it fits in the grand scheme of things.  I find most people talking about it assume that we know the basic functions of ETL and how it fits into Data-warehousing.  First, ETL stands for Extract, Transform and Load. ET

CoffeeCAST – #31 – Talking with Ellen Rubin of Netezza

Welcome to the 31st CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Today I have Ellen Rubin, VP Marketing of Netezza joining me.  I would like to thank Brian over at Schwartz PR for helping set this up. So here I am enjoying a cup of Starbucks brewed at home as we are doing this over

Job Opportunities @ Project X

Hello everyone, Project X is going through a growth spurt and are looking for some great people to do awesome things with us and for our clients.  Here are what we are looking for: ETL Developers (Intermediate to Senior) – Ascential DataStage, Sunopsis BEA Developers (Senio

CoffeeCAST – #28 – Disruption, Evolution and Change

Welcome to the 28th CoffeeCAST with Stephen Hayward of Project X.  Oh my god get ready to put those white shoes away it is almost labour day.  So it is a lovely day here and Labour Day is almost upon us. With all the activity over the last couple of weeks I have done some thinking on

Operational Data Store and Master Data Management

Last week Claudia Imhoff wrote a post titled: ‘The ODS is alive and well, thank you very much‘.  It is good that every once in a while people challenge our thinking to allow us to regroup and clarify the purpose and value of our thinking. I agree that the Operational

Xtreme Data Warehousing – Passport

So it finally made it into main stream that the Canadian Government is looking into facial recognition for passport control. Take a look at this IT Business Article. As discussed in previous examples of extreme data warehousing the technology is there.  This is even a more passiv

Logical Data Models (LDM)

Logical Data Models define how different types of data relate to each other and helps serve as a roadmap for building an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) or any data warehouse for that matter. Graham had once defined a good data model to me as one that when looked at shows you how the

Might as well go for a SODA

You know the song…  I was singing it today and then somehow linked in to the fact that it is a great acronym, so I am going to use it. Service Oriented Data Architecture – SODA I was thinking that as we try to apply the concepts of Service Oriented Architecture in the