May 11, 2016

Data integration platforms take users beyond ETL software

Whether we’re discussing the impact that the tsunami of big data is having on organizations or the cloud application takeover of traditional on-premises applications, the common […]
December 5, 2014

Exaggerated Rumors? Will We Finally Put ETL to REST?

Join me for a DM Radio broadcast: Exaggerated Rumors? Will We Finally Put ETL to REST? When: December 11, 2014, 03:00PM ET Register The pervasive practice […]
March 8, 2012

BI’s Dirty Secrets – The Unfortunate Domination of Manually-Coded Extracts

Manually-coded extracts are another dirty secret of the BI world. I’ve been seeing them for years, in both large and small companies. They grow haphazardly and […]
September 22, 2011

Data integration processes: it’s not the tool, it’s how you use it

In my discussions with clients, prospects, students and networking with folks at seminars I am always asked about my opinion or recommendations on data integration and […]
January 12, 2011

My take on why ETL has not always kept up with the integration workload

Why are companies reaching the limits on the workhouse ETL? Here are some thoughts that occurred to me as I was snowblowing 20+ inches of snow […]
January 11, 2011

Carrying the Load: Why ETL Still Rules the Roost

Tune in Thursday January 13 at 3:00 ET to hear from me, as well as guests Gaurav Dhillon of SnapLogic, Michael Curry of IBM, and Josh […]
March 23, 2010

Data Warehousing Jobs: ETL Architect

ETL Architect (Informatica PowerCenter 9) – Consulting Assignment, Boston MA area Athena IT Solutions is looking for an ETL architect. Please feel free to forward this […]
November 17, 2009

ETL tools: Don’t Forget About the Little Dogs

I’m not only concerned about hand-coding versus ETL tools;  I’m also concerned that potential buyers of ETL tools and the market in general are only looking […]
November 6, 2009

Data Integration: Hand-coding Using ETL Tools Part 2

This is a continuation of an earlier post that discussed the problems of hand-coding using ETL tools. What Went Wrong? There are two aspects of effectively […]
November 4, 2009

Data Integration: Hand-coding Using ETL Tools

We are creatures of habit. It’s not easy to stop doing something the way we’ve always done it. Especially when we think we are right (but […]
May 18, 2007

Trial-and-Error Method of ETL

In the following article I point out where companies tend to go wrong in their initial use of extract, transform and load (ETL). 1. Turning a […]
May 13, 2004

Architecture Standards

In a previous article, I discussed the importance of adhering to product and technology standards to increase both the ROI of your IT investments and the value […]
April 13, 2004

Technology and Product Standards Keep Us On Track

Too many companies have implemented the “software du jour” – frequently switching to different hardware; operating systems; databases; applications; programming languages; extract, transform and load (ETL) […]
August 13, 2003

Essential Guidelines for Evaluating Analytic Applications

There has been a great deal of industry buzz about analytic applications over the last year, much of it from the trade press, industry analysts and […]