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Dan Linstedt

Bill Inmon has given me this wonderful opportunity to blog on his behalf. I like to cover everything from DW2.0 to integration to data modeling, including ETL/ELT, SOA, Master Data Management, Unstructured Data, DW and BI. Currently I am working on ways to create dynamic data warehouses, push-button architectures, and automated generation of common data models. You can find me at Denver University where I participate on an academic advisory board for Masters Students in I.T. I can't wait to hear from you in the comments of my blog entries. Thank-you, and all the best; Dan Linstedt http://www.COBICC.com, danL@danLinstedt.com

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Cofounder of Genesee Academy, RapidACE, and BetterDataModel.com, Daniel Linstedt is an internationally known expert in data warehousing, business intelligence, analytics, very large data warehousing (VLDW), OLTP and performance and tuning. He has been the lead technical architect on enterprise-wide data warehouse projects and refinements for many Fortune 500 companies. Linstedt is an instructor of The Data Warehousing Institute and a featured speaker at industry events. He is a Certified DW2.0 Architect. He has worked with companies including: IBM, Informatica, Ipedo, X-Aware, Netezza, Microsoft, Oracle, Silver Creek Systems, and Teradata.  He is trained in SEI / CMMi Level 5, and is the inventor of The Matrix Methodology, and the Data Vault Data modeling architecture. He has built expert training courses, and trained hundreds of industry professionals, and is the voice of Bill Inmons' Blog on http://www.b-eye-network.com/blogs/linstedt/.

I'm happy to see that Doug Laney has joined us here in the blog space. Not to take anything away from his valuable services, but I also would like to say that we are offering a free ETL score-carding mechanism. This is a very short entry to show you where the score-card lives. The downloadable score-card is free/empty. and has no vendors.

The free ETL/ELT scorecard is downloadable at: www.MyersHolum.com

My thoughts on the ETL/ELT scorecard are as follows: ETL and ELT are two different utilities and really shouldn't be compared except in areas of metadata, GUI development (no-code environment during development), flexibility, connectivity. Unfortunately comparing ETL to ELT in the transformation areas is unfair, but necessary. It is important to evaluate which transformations are provided to you by the RDBMS vendors, and which you have to add to the RDBMS (UDF - User Defined Functions) yourself.

However, the true nature of this scorecard looks at sourcing, targeting, metadata, transformations, market stability, cost, number of outside consulting firms, cost of available consulting knowledge, and a few other key metrics. Please feel free to download, and post your comments, questions, remarks or improvements here.

Dan Linstedt
CTO, Myers-Holum, Inc.

Posted May 27, 2005 4:29 AM
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Hi Dan - great blog!

I am the Group Program Manager for SQL Server Integration Services at Microsoft. Given your interest in the ETL and Data Integration space, I wonder if you would be interested in seeing some of what we are doing over LiveMeeting. If so, mail me back and we can set something up.

Meanwhile, I would certainly be interested in looking at the scorecard. Should I just register, or perhaps you would rather mail me?

Anyway, great blog, and if you're interested in following up, let me know.

Donald Farmer

PS - the URL I entered for this comment is my own blog. _Very_ unofficial. Marketing most certainly do not endorse me!


I am not able to download the scorecard form the website. Is any other link available?


This has been fixed, and is now operational.

Dan L

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