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The Network is the Database Summary
Data integration is becoming a technological challenge because of distributed data. Rick van der Lans explains how data virtualization can help.

Topics: Information Management, Data Virtualization

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
01-14-2014
The Data Scientist at Work Summary
Rick van der Lans discusses data scientists and how they work, predicting that data scientists may be what organizations need to survive in this increasingly competitive world.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Analytics

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
10-24-2013
Text Exploration: Analyzing Text without the Hassle Summary
Textual data holds a wealth of information, but most organizations aren't doing anything to obtain value from that data. This article discusses text exploration technology, the latest technology for analyzing text.

Topics: Analytics, Text Analytics

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
08-07-2013
Data Virtualization: Where Do We Stand Today? Summary
Is data virtualization hype or reality? Is data virtualization suitable for enterprise deployment? Rick van der Lans answers these questions and more as he reviews the current state of the data virtualization market and provides insight into its future.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Virtualization

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
07-16-2013
JackBe's Presto: A Self-Service, On-Demand Data Integration, Mashup-Based, Dashboard-Oriented, Business Intelligence Tool Summary
In this article, Rick van der Lans describes the benefits of Presto, a mashup-based tool from JackBe.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Integration, Dashboards, Data Management

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
03-10-2011
Clearly Defining Data Virtualization, Data Federation, and Data Integration Summary
Data virtualization, data federation, and data integration are related terms that cause a great deal of confusion because they lack clear definitions. In this article, Rick van der Lans defines these often misused terms and invites readers' comments.

Topics: Data Integration, Data Virtualization, Data Federation

by Rick van der Lans | 8 comments
12-16-2010
Extending Business Intelligence with Graph Analytics Summary
Graph analytics is a powerful new form of analytics that clearly enriches the set of reporting and analytical capabilities already available, and many organizations can benefit from this form of analytics.

Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
10-05-2010
Using Composite Information Server to Develop a Data Delivery Platform Summary
The data delivery platform (DDP) is an architecture for developing business intelligence systems. Data consumers, such as reporting and analytical tools, are decoupled from data stores. This article looks at developing a DDP with a federation server.

Topics: Data Integration, Architecture, Data Federation

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
07-01-2010
The Advantages of Data Warehouse Appliances Revisited Summary
Rick van der Lans suggests that the extra advantage of a data warehouse appliance is that the business intelligence architecture can be simplified. He explains that a data warehouse appliance can also reduce complexity, improve flexibility and reduce costs.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Appliances

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
05-04-2010
A Classification Scheme for Data Summary
Rick van der Lans introduces a classification scheme that would be suitable for indicating what types of data are stored in which data sources.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Architecture, Data Management
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by Rick van der Lans | 2 comments
04-01-2010
Is the Data Delivery Platform a Federated Architecture? Summary
Rick van der Lans clarifies the relationship between the data delivery platform and the federated architecture and the federation server.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Architecture

by Rick van der Lans | 1 comment
03-16-2010
The Requirements of the Data Delivery Platform Summary
To avoid confusion and misconceptions with respect to the data delivery platform (DDP), Rick van der Lans lists the minimum requirements of a DDP-based business intelligence system.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Architecture

by Rick van der Lans | 3 comments
02-04-2010
A Definition of the Data Delivery Platform Summary
Rick van der Lans proposes an initial definition for the business intelligence architecture called the data delivery platform, explains its functionality and compares it to the corporate information factory and the data warehouse bus architecture.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data Marts, OLAP, Architecture
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by Rick van der Lans | 2 comments
01-21-2010
Operational Business Intelligence by Accident Summary
Operational business intelligence should not be that complicated, says Rick van der Lans, provided that the correct architecture is set up for the data warehouse environment.

Topics: Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Architecture, Operational Business Intelligence

by Rick van der Lans | 0 comments
01-06-2010
The Data Delivery Platform: Collected Comments Summary
Rick van der Lans responds to comments and questions he received after the BeyeNETWORK published his series on the flaws of the classic data warehouse architecture.

Topics: Data Warehousing, Data Acquisition and Delivery, Business Intelligence

by Rick van der Lans | 1 comment
07-20-2009

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