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Richard Hackathorn

Welcome to my blog stream. I am focusing on the business value of low latency data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse (DW) appliances, use of virtual world technology, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of business intelligence. However, my blog entries may range widely depending on current industry events and personal life changes. So, readers beware!

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Dr. Richard Hackathorn is founder and president of Bolder Technology, Inc. He has more than thirty years of experience in the information technology industry as a well-known industry analyst, technology innovator and international educator. He has pioneered many innovations in database management, decision support, client-server computing, database connectivity, associative link analysis, data warehousing, and web farming. Focus areas are: business value of timely data, real-time business intelligence (BI), data warehouse appliances, ethics of business intelligence and globalization of BI.

Richard has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications, presented regularly at leading industry conferences and conducted professional seminars in eighteen countries. He writes regularly for the BeyeNETWORK.com and has a channel for his blog, articles and research studies. He is a member of the IBM Gold Consultants since its inception, the Boulder BI Brain Trust and the Independent Analyst Platform.

Dr. Hackathorn has written three professional texts, entitled Enterprise Database Connectivity, Using the Data Warehouse (with William H. Inmon), and Web Farming for the Data Warehouse.

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tdp logo.pngtd-xcel1.pngCurtis Kowalski, Chief Data Architect at Xcel Energy, talked consolidating multiple operational data systems (ODS) in an EDW.The goal is to retire all departmental ODSs and independent data marts into an EDW using Teradata, in 3NF. Xcel is doing this incrementally over time, starting with a 'lightly integrated' data warehouse. Hopefully this will enable the organization to the business value of integrated data.

Curtis presented a viable approach to move a traditional IT infrastructure into the new world of integrated data warehouse, especially when this integration involved low-latency data in ODS.

Posted October 21, 2009 8:57 AM
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