eXtreme Data Warehousing

A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to a small group session run by Stephen Brobst, CTO of Teradata.  It was an interesting group of senior business and technology folks interested in joining in a dialogue around the concept of extreme data warehousing.&nb

Reference Architecture – Part 4 – IBM Information Services

In our series on reference architecture from last week I now turn my attention to what I know of IBM‘s which is less than the first two.  At the Think Big conference Dr. Bill O’Connell, Distinguished Engineer, Business Intelligence CTO, IBM Corporation did a spotlight

Reference Architecture – Part 3b – Oracle

In a further effort to get a complete view of the landscape, I looked for as well as requested from Oracle their view on reference architecture.  It appears that they do not have a public one, but don’t lose hope.  I found some information on the web, but found that it

Reference Architecture – Part 3a – Netezza

In an effort to get a complete view of the landscape, I looked for as well as requested from Netezza their view on reference architecture. It appears that they do not have a public one, but don’t lose hope.  We will get a view from them to see what they have to say.

Ipedo XIP 4.2 – Beta

I was pleased to hear that Ipedo XIP 4.2 which is scheduled for release in July is going to be available for Beta testing. Why do you ask?  Well, in working to understand how data will live in the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) world, one of the interesting items I talked wi

Reference Architecture – Part 2 – Teradata

So the last two posts covered a quick intro and a great view on the Corporate Information Factory.  Today I want to open up for discussion Teradata’s Real-Time Enterprise Reference Architecture which is an article that Todd Walter wrote for Tech2Tech.  I have seen and

Reference Architecture – Part 1 – CIFe

In a previous post I introduced Claudia Imhoff‘s Corporate Information Factory.  As I have been many conversations over the last little bit on this area I thought I would share three different views and then lastly a version I am working on.  I even enclose my crazy di

Reference Architecture

I would like to extrapolate on the idea of Reference Architecture as part of any strategic roadmap.  In a meeting today with some people on the business side, they were having real trouble understanding or being able to create incremental change on some of their larger business i

Decision Services (Service Oriented Architecture)

In working to better understand the role of data in the service oriented world (SOA) it is often difficult to see the role.  Data is a major base consumable like metals in car manufacturing.  So in the example or metaphor for a car SOA is the standardization of the base comp

DataCASTers Unveiled

Over the past couple of months I have been working on a new Podcast show on the PodcasterNews Network.  Well, I finally recorded the first episode.  These are to be short 5 minute podcasts on enterprise data management that I will do by myself or with guests 1-3 times per we