Refactoring Databases P1: Defining Some Terms

We are in the middle of several agile projects at the SSA… so I’ll start the year by sharing some related issues and solutions we are considering… I am going to try to suggest some ideas about refactoring databases that are a little different from some of the concepts in the book and blogs on the…

Hadoop and ETL

My last post (here) blathered about the effect that Hadoop must have on database vendor profits. An associate wrote me with the reminder that Hadoop is also impacting revenues and profits of ETL companies. If you think about Hadoop as both an inexpensive staging area for an EDW and as a parallel compute engine that can…