The Forrester Wave for Enterprise Data Warehousing Platforms, Q1 2009 is now available from our friends at Teradata. I guess the fact that they are considered one of the leaders in this space had something to do with this <g>.

Go get the Forrester report (Published Feb-06-2009) at http://www.teradata.com/t/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=10115 and read the Q1 results for yourself. And let me know what you think about their (Forrester) findings.


Best of Intentions

Welcome to the Essential Analytics. Will try to keep this as entertaining as possible and encourage all to contribute and share their personal and professional experiences here. This eclectic collection of posts will in many ways reflect the wide variety of issues will all encounter in our daily professional lives.

I’m pretty passionate about this and feel I know a little bit about what works and what will not from bitter experience and the help of a lot of smart people (smarter than I am) I have learned from over the years. Not a really a legend in my own mind, I just feel it is the right time to share my experience in this space with others.  In my career I have led or participated in a leadership position in building:

  • Seven (7) large scale (over 1TB) data warehouses designed, built, and deployed in the Financial Services, Transportation, Supply Chain, Retail, Utility, and Professional Services industries
  • Over twenty (20) data marts (special purpose subject areas) designed, built, and deployed in the Financial Services, Transportation, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Utility (Power) industries
  • Eight data warehouse executive assessments prepared and delivered for management review and action. In addition, five (5) detailed business cases prepared to support the investment in the analytic environment.

Impressive? Yes, maybe. Experience? You bet, if there is a mistake to be made or a “bonehead” decision I can tell you I have probably made them all. Which is why I think it is important to share this experience with all who want  to take advantage of this knowledge. My sincere intent is to forward claims and assertions made in this blog to reflect generally accepted time proven best practice principals that have demonstrated value we can all share.   Hopefully you will find the topics that represent this experience worthwhile to you.  

Thank you for your interest, hope this will meet your expectations and you will become a regular reader and contributor.