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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 2009 Archives

As data warehouse appliances gain momentum across the data centers of the world, a renewed push is occurring to adapt to the cloud. As we move towards this thought process, a challenge arises in how to make the data warehouse more SOA ready. This is where we need to understand the notion of semantic web modeling. This is the newest trend that will evolve to become the trendsetter in the next five years.

The data warehouse of the future is more of a data services layer and will be a shared services setup. In that world, web portals and mobile gadgets will be the user interface and queries will be more non-sql and structured in English like sentences of questions. This is where web semantic modeling will play a critical role, right from services and interfaces to reports and kpis.

Today this concept is largely still in its nascent state, and is a very evolving subject. In the next five years we will see a large scale growth of this idea. In the current world of data warehouses and analytics, we have tossed Metadata as a nice to have feature or a dressing on the cake, but when we move to the new world, the Metadata layer is the Cake itself to a large extent.

Stay tuned for a detailed article next month in my column on this subject.

Posted July 16, 2009 8:13 PM
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Looking back through the years this has been a favorite question that has been asked repeatedly in the BI community. Why do BI projects fail

Posted July 8, 2009 2:03 PM
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