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The Third Platform


I had seen this phrase a few times before, but for some reason it really caught my eye this time: The Third Platform.


So what does “cloud” mean within the context of things like Big Data, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing?

Chris Jordan

How old is your data warehouse? It’s a simple question and probably one you don’t think about much.

Stephanie Fisher

Usability provides end users with polished reporting that is intuitive while still informative.


Big Data is the culmination of several years’ worth of data that your company has stored in their data warehouse.

Erich Guenther

Maintaining a database of postal mail addresses requires them to be maintained over time and validated.

Prakash Sukumar

MicroStrategy prefers de-normalized snowflake schemas, but this does not mean it is always necessary to “snowflake” your dimensions.

Chris Jordan

The ability to deliver the right information at the right time and in the right context is crucial.


Developing ETL code and attempting to achieve the ultimate business solution can have its challenges.

Prakash Sukumar

It was interesting to learn how IBM stacks up against other vendors in the Big Data landscape.

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