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Kimball and Big Data

The final post in a 3 part blog over at IPL about where Kimball fits into Big Data. Spoiler: it isn’t one or the other. Find out more here Advertisements

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Kimball and Analytics

The second part of a quick tour of how relevant Kimball is now. A quick look at analytics- where conformed dimensions are a useful part of your analytics toolkit. Kimball and analytics

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How relevant is Kimball nowadays?

Here’s the first in a three part blog looking at how relevant Kimball is, now we have Big Data, analytics and self service BI. Data is big right now, and people are always looking to the shiny new technology or … Continue reading

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Why your IT department should care about Power BI

Over at the IPL blog, I’ve written about how your IT department should be intimately involved with self-service BI initiatives and products, like Microsoft’s Power BI. Self-service BI, whilst being BI by the users and for the users, can really … Continue reading

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Nine gotchas of self-service BI

Here’s a blog I put together about getting self service BI right. Many organisations find it tricky finding the right place for self service BI and Data Discovery tools like Tableau and Microsoft Power BI, and through various projects I’ve … Continue reading

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Microsoft buys Datazen

It has long been levelled at Microsoft’s BI offering that it doesn’t really have a ‘Mobile story’. This has gradually started to change- but third party offerings like Datazen and Roambi have been the only way people have been able … Continue reading

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Other writing

Here’s a list of (some of the) other writing I’ve been involved in- more to keep a record for my own benefit than for anything else. I’ll keep it up to date as I go on. How relevant is Kimball … Continue reading

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