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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!

April 2010 Archives

What exactly is all the hype about the "Next Generation" of data warehouses. If we take a step back, the primary reason for building a Data Warehouse was to have a single source of truth across the organization, which will improve streamlined reporting and analytical capabilities. In the past decade we have made forays into "real time" data warehousing, which is a very relative term when you apply a broad brush context to the entire industry. Now we are in the middle of "text data integration" or "unstructured data integration", cloud computing, data virtualization, social intelligence and more to come. Where and what exactly is "next generation" in this context? In my opinion, the "next generation" of data warehousing will be a combination of  platform enablement with "MDM",  relationship management with Social Intelligence and Sentiment Analysis, transactional information from Web2.x based systems and  SOA enabled SCM, ERP and Financial systems (read services). Technology choices will be enabled by cloud largely, and infrastructure will be commodity driven with appliances playing the larger role.

Vendor hype cycles will continue to confuse you across the board. as the year grows, there will be more discussions on this subject by everybody. Your thoughts....

Posted April 16, 2010 1:50 PM
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