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Data Warehouse vs. Data Mart-Approaches to Implementing a Data Integration Solution
There continues to be a wide variety of different approaches to building a solid data management solution for your organization, and just as many consulting

building the data warehouse  of different approaches to building a solid data management solution for your organization, and just as many consulting firms across the globe willing to help you build them. However, it’s imperative for each data management solution to specialize to the unique needs of your organization’s business users, across varying functional areas.

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SAS Institute Shoots for the Two-Stop-Shop with new Release of Warehouse Administrator


SAS Institute, a vendor of integrated data warehousing, decision support and information delivery software, has announced the production availability of SAS/Warehouse Administrator® software, Version 2.1. With an open component-based architecture, improved data access and management capabilities, thin-client interfaces, and other enhancements, it is an important component of the new SAS® software V8.1.

building the data warehouse  find significant enhancements when building and designing warehouses and ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) processes. SAS/Warehouse Administrator is designed for the IT professional responsible for creating and managing data warehouse processes. It is a customizable solution that offers a single point of control making it easier to respond to the ever-changing needs of the business community. All the while, SAS/Warehouse Administrator is creating a new corporate asset called metadata which Read More

More Data is Going to the Cleaners


WESTBORO, Mass., November 29, 1999 - Ardent Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDT) today announced a strategic partnership with Firstlogic, Inc., the developer of i.d.Centric data quality software that helps companies cleanse and consolidate data in database marketing, data warehousing, and e-business applications. Under the partnership agreement Firstlogic will develop and support a link between its customer data quality tools and Ardent's DataStage Suite.

building the data warehouse  We recommend that customers building warehouses from legacy data, which is typically dirty or non-conformed, evaluate the solution provided by Ardent. The vendor should be questioned on how tightly the products will be integrated. Read More

Is Your Warehouse Ready for the Upswing?


Supply chain management is a long-term strategy. The centerpiece for supply chain execution—the warehouse management system (WMS)—is an excellent place to start preparing your business for the return of the bull market. Discover how a well-tuned WMS can help your business reduce labor costs, improve inventory management, attain more accurate shipments, improve space allocation, and increase customer satisfaction.

building the data warehouse  business strategies necessary to building competitive advantage, responding to constant change, and growing your business. If it doesn't, consider replacing your WMS with an adaptable, flexible system that can help position your business to better leverage your supply chain and take advantage of new business opportunities as the economy recovers. Step Two: Put Extended WMS Capabilities to Work for You Following initial implementation, many businesses allow their WMS to fall into neglect. A WMS is not an Read More

Ask the Experts Question: Do Organizations Really Need a Physical Data Warehouse Structure?


We recently had a question from one of our readers (through our Ask the Experts page) discussing QlikView’s approach to data collection. Reader’s Question “QlikView says its innovative way of collecting data and not needing a physical data warehouse (DW) structure is the right thing to do in DW/business intelligence (BI) solutions. Can one expect to build a sustainable / scalable corporate

building the data warehouse  as well as the building of dimensional hierarchies—for online analytical processing (OLAP). It seems impressive and merits further reading. •    The company does claim to support the “no data warehouse” model. Data from a number of sources can—in theory—be loaded into memory. Of course, memory requirements are proportional to the size of the data. •    Does the company support data quality and data cleansing? It seems to support data cleansing on the fly, but I think this needs some Read More

Warehouse Control Systems: Orchestrating Warehouse Efficiency


You’re probably already familiar with the role of a warehouse management system (WMS). But a warehouse control system (WCS)? In your warehouse, a WCS can play the role of a conductor by ensuring the individual pieces of material-handling equipment—such as conveyors and sorters—perform with harmony, precision, and efficiency. Find out how implementing a WCS execution system can complement your WMS’s planning abilities.

building the data warehouse  Control Systems: Orchestrating Warehouse Efficiency You’re probably already familiar with the role of a warehouse management system (WMS). But a warehouse control system (WCS)? In your warehouse, a WCS can play the role of a conductor by ensuring the individual pieces of material-handling equipment—such as conveyors and sorters—perform with harmony, precision, and efficiency. Find out how implementing a WCS execution system can complement your WMS’s planning abilities. Read More

Data Masking: Strengthening Data Privacy and Security


Many business activities require access to real production data, but there are just as many that don’t. Data masking secures enterprise data by eliminating sensitive information, while maintaining data realism and integrity. Many Fortune 500 companies have already integrated data masking technology into their payment card industry (PCI) data security standard (DSS) and other compliance programs—and so can you.

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The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise


Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage.

building the data warehouse  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More

Governance from the Ground Up: Launching Your Data Governance Initiative


Although most executives recognize that an organization’s data is corporate asset, few organizations how to manage it as such. The data conversation is changing from philosophical questioning to hard-core tactics for data governance initiatives. This paper describes the components of data governance that will inform the right strategy and give companies a way to determine where and how to begin their data governance journeys.

building the data warehouse  from the Ground Up: Launching Your Data Governance Initiative Although most executives recognize that an organization’s data is corporate asset, few organizations how to manage it as such. The data conversation is changing from philosophical questioning to hard-core tactics for data governance initiatives. This paper describes the components of data governance that will inform the right strategy and give companies a way to determine where and how to begin their data governance journeys. Read More

Transenterprises - The Emerging Business Model of the Twenty First Century


During the last two decades, many of the old vertically integrated enterprise/empires have splintered into numerous core-competency-focused firms, loosely bound into the so-called virtual extended enterprises.

building the data warehouse  will come closer to building true transenterprises. Industry differences The emergence of transenterprises will look very different in different industries. Elements of transenterprises have existed in the chemicals industry for a while, such as fence plantswhere a company builds a collocated plant to take the byproduct of another company's plant, convert it, and in some cases sell it back to the first company. These represent very long-term commitments of assets. In automotive, the desire for Read More

Big Data Comes of Age: Shifting to a Real-time Data Platform


New data sources are fueling innovation while stretching the limitations of traditional data management strategies and structures. Data warehouses are giving way to purpose-built platforms more capable of meeting the real-time needs of more demanding end users and the opportunities presented by big data. Read this white paper to learn more about the significant strategy shifts underway to transform traditional data ecosystems by creating a unified view of the data terrain necessary to support big data and the real-time needs of innovative companies.

building the data warehouse  Data Comes of Age: Shifting to a Real-time Data Platform New data sources are fueling innovation while stretching the limitations of traditional data management strategies and structures. Data warehouses are giving way to purpose-built platforms more capable of meeting the real-time needs of more demanding end users and the opportunities presented by big data. Read this white paper to learn more about the significant strategy shifts underway to transform traditional data ecosystems by creating a Read More

The Birds, the B's and the Web


The Internet wing of media giant NBC purchased small business portal AllBusiness.com

building the data warehouse  Birds, the B's and the Web Event Summary NBC Internet Inc. (NBCi) will pay $225 million in stock to purchase AllBusiness.com. AllBusiness.com is a business-to-business site offering advice and services to small businesses. NBCi will use it to develop additional business-to-business offerings. Market Impact AllBusiness.com is already an attractive small business portal with a rich variety of content and a marketplace provided by OnSite, which merged with Egghead in July 1999. The influx of money and Read More

The Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release?


If you have an older ERP system, and you have decided to continue to pay maintenance, you should be getting periodic releases from the vendor. The frequency of these releases varies, but for each new release, you have a decision to make. Should you install the new release or not?

building the data warehouse  Old ERP Dilemma - Should We Install The New Release? What To Know Before You Even Think About It    Before you even start to decide on taking the release, you need to understand some of the realities set by the vendor. Most vendors have a policy about how long they support an old release, but with most, the practice does not follow the policy. You need to probe beyond the policy statement to find out the truth. Remember that the vendor wants you to continue to pay maintenance and if they stop Read More

Enterprise Data Management: Migration without Migraines


Moving an organization’s critical data from a legacy system promises numerous benefits, but only if the migration is handled correctly. In practice, it takes an understanding of the entire ERP data lifecycle combined with industry-specific experience, knowledge, and skills to drive the process through the required steps accurately, efficiently, and in the right order. Read this white paper to learn more.

building the data warehouse  Data Management: Migration without Migraines Moving an organization’s critical data from a legacy system promises numerous benefits, but only if the migration is handled correctly. In practice, it takes an understanding of the entire ERP data lifecycle combined with industry-specific experience, knowledge, and skills to drive the process through the required steps accurately, efficiently, and in the right order. Read this white paper to learn more. Read More

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The amount of malware that is being released around the world is increasing at an alarming rate. To combat these cyber-crimes, new layers of protection are needed that take advantage of automating the entire malware protection cycle—from sample collection, analysis and classification, to remediation. By combing automation with Panda’s Collective Intelligence, targeted attacks can be detected more quickly and efficiently.

building the data warehouse  Malware: Leveraging the Power of the Planet The amount of malware that is being released around the world is increasing at an alarming rate. To combat these cyber-crimes, new layers of protection are needed that take advantage of automating the entire malware protection cycle—from sample collection, analysis and classification, to remediation. By combing automation with Panda’s Collective Intelligence, targeted attacks can be detected more quickly and efficiently. Read More