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Krish Krishnan

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein.

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

I would like to use this blog to have constructive communication and exchanges of ideas in the business intelligence community on topics from data warehousing to SOA to governance, and all the topics in the umbrella of these subjects.

To maximize this blog's value, it must be an interactive venue. This means your input is vital to the blog's success. All that I ask from this audience is to treat everybody in this blog community and the blog itself with respect.

So let's start blogging and share our ideas, opinions, perspectives and keep the creative juices flowing!

About the author >

Krish Krishnan is a worldwide-recognized expert in the strategy, architecture, and implementation of high-performance data warehousing solutions and big data. He is a visionary data warehouse thought leader and is ranked as one of the top data warehouse consultants in the world. As an independent analyst, Krish regularly speaks at leading industry conferences and user groups. He has written prolifically in trade publications and eBooks, contributing over 150 articles, viewpoints, and case studies on big data, business intelligence, data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, and high-performance architectures. He co-authored Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse with Bill Inmon in 2011, and Morgan Kaufmann will publish his first independent writing project, Data Warehousing in the Age of Big Data, in August 2013.

With over 21 years of professional experience, Krish has solved complex solution architecture problems for global Fortune 1000 clients, and has designed and tuned some of the world’s largest data warehouses and business intelligence platforms. He is currently promoting the next generation of data warehousing, focusing on big data, semantic technologies, crowdsourcing, analytics, and platform engineering.

Krish is the president of Sixth Sense Advisors Inc., a Chicago-based company providing independent analyst, management consulting, strategy and innovation advisory and technology consulting services in big data, data warehousing, and business intelligence. He serves as a technology advisor to several companies, and is actively sought after by investors to assess startup companies in data management and associated emerging technology areas. He publishes with the BeyeNETWORK.com where he leads the Data Warehouse Appliances and Architecture Expert Channel.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Krish's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

July 2008 Archives

As you all read this post, you will be well aware of Microsoft acquiring DATAllegro this morning. Congratulations to the entire DATAllegro team for this achievement. This does point out an important message to the Data warehouse industry, Data Warehouse Appliances are here to stay. There are a lot of questions that will arise from this acquisition no doubt, but what intrigues me is now that Microsoft has made its move, we have Sun-Greenplum, Microsoft-DATAllegro, HP-Neoview, IBM-Balanced Configuration, Oracle-???.

Well, the Data Warehouse Appliance acquisition is an extension of strategy that has long been anticipated. I had predicted this sort of a move last year to a few of my friends at the different appliance companies. well all my thoughts on alignment did not pave out exactly as I had said, but the acquisitions have happened and will continue.

The food news for the data hungry industry is there will be stronger solutions in the appliance space and yes look forward to it.


Posted July 24, 2008 1:32 PM
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I'm currently on vacation in Bangalore, India. More than any other aspect, the rise of M-Commerce or mobile phone marketing is very interesting. While it is considered as spamming in many parts of the world including back home in the US, the mobile phone users here in India seem to like the inundation of marketing offers on their mobile phone. When I make or receive calls, based on my location (based on the switch data probably), my phone receives messages about the nearest malls offering sales or a nearby coffee shop offering specials or a new movie that might interest me etc.

This kind of revenue is what enables the providers here to offer features like free incoming calls, unlimited SMS or text messaging etc.

Whatever the case, the rise of M-Commerce is India and even South East Asia probably is an indication of the future of marketing and more so on personalized marketing.


Posted July 17, 2008 7:51 AM
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Good morning from sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The first independent analyst platform conference is well into day 3. Rick Van Der Lans the organizer has done an incredible job of getting 25 of the world's independent analysts and thought leaders and 18 plus vendors executives together for a series of presentations and discussions. Great atmosphere and discussions inspite of 114 plus degrees outside.

We have has topics from Operational BI to Appliances to Mashups and SOA discussed in this time frame. My fellow analysts are also blogging on their blogs about the sessions. Overall what I have found interesting is the top discussions

1. SOA
2. Mashups
3. Metadata
4. Operational BI
5. Appliances.

As I write this blog, HP is discussing Neoview and this is real cool discussion because for the first time in the 3 days, I have someone talking about INFRASTRUCTURE and nuts and bolts in the architecture like load optimization and scalability. My next article that will be published will focussed on "Workload Optimization" and why it matters to the data warehouse architectures.


Posted July 2, 2008 12:44 PM
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