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Data warehousing a BI essential
Big data as a business driver

Data warehousing a BI essential 
By Joanne Carew, portals journalist.
Johannesburg, 20 Nov 2013

In 1981, when someone mentioned data, people weren't too sure what they were talking about.

Speaking at an ITWeb event in Bryanston yesterday, data warehousing thought leader and teacher, Ralph Kimball, noted that while we may be more accustomed to talking about data today, the essential characteristics of data warehouse systems have not changed much in the last few decades. The difference today is that we are becoming overrun with data assets, he said.

Data assets have undergone a remarkable explosion in the last few years, stressed Kimball, adding that businesses should be marshalling their data assets, which involves integrating hundreds of internal and external sources. "We have to get this under control. There is now no physical limit of how much data is out there. If you have hundreds of sources but they are not compatible, it is chaos."

Big data as a business driver 
By Joanne Carew, portals journalist.
Johannesburg, 20 Nov 2013

Big data is being monetised and is becoming an asset on the balance sheet. Increasingly, executives are seeing how big data offers a short path from insights to revenue.

This was the word from data warehousing thought leader and teacher, Ralph Kimball, who was speaking at an ITWeb event in Bryanston yesterday.

While operational data, customer behaviour data and big data have disrupted the data warehouse and forced it to evolve into something quite sophisticated, the mission remains unchanged, he said.
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