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I am giving the opening keynote for the BIWA Summit 2014 January 14-16, 2014 at the Oracle HQ Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. It’s an Oracle-focused event, obviously, with some novel and interesting use cases of Oracle Big Data, Exadata, Advanced Analytics/Data Mining, OBIEE, Spatial, Endeca and more. There are opportunities to get hands-on experience with products in [...]

Update – illumuniate

Since I last got updated on illuminate (see the first look on i-lluminate) they have been focusing on their business model. While illuminate is a general purpose database they have been focusing on data warehousing as an initial market– with business analytics applications to follow. The data warehouse market has various segments based on size. [...]

Neil has just finished some research work on data warehouse performance for our friends at Teradata published as Meeting Demands for Data Warehouse Performance.   This white paper discusses how expanding operational roles for data warehouses, particularly in terms of supporting operational decision making and enterprise decision management, require dynamic workload capabilities on the data [...]

Terry from Pinnacle Entertainment (a gaming company) was up after lunch on The Business Drivers Behind Creating an Enterprise Data Architecture in the Gaming Industry. Pinnacle has 12 properties, none in Vegas, and competes with the likes of Harrah’s (used as a case study by Stephen Brobst yesterday). Pinnacle started with a marketing data warehouse, [...]