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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!

This year will be one to remember in the history of Data Warehousing. About an year ago, the frenzy of Big Data had already numbed our senses and we were wondering how to tame the beast? is Hadoop the only known savior. An year later, we are seeing a new lineup of infrastructure and technology warriors from the known stables of Data Warehouse and Database vendors - Oracle Big Data Appliance; IBM BigInsights platform; ParAccel; Kognitio; EMC Greenplum and the saga goes on.

What interests me is the legacy that is being carried through, as we move on from the Data Warehouse Appliance to Big Data Appliances. The original promise of the Data Warehouse Appliance was a self contained box of hardware, software and API built to handle the rigors of the Data Warehouse, and the Big Data Appliances will be a self contained box configured to handle the demands of Big Data. In the newer situation the issue will be where does all of this go into the ecosystem and how does one handle all the workload. Well that is for the architects to figure over time.  Of course at the time of this writing, we still have more to come our way in all probability, never say we are done with anything in technology.

Innovation thrives and exists.

Posted October 10, 2012 4:43 PM
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