Podcast: Real-world tips and techniques for improving data warehousing and BI performance
Organizations are continually looking for ways to improve the performance of their data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) systems. And data warehousing and BI performance improvements are becoming even more important as companies broaden their deployments of BI tools to include more business users and emerging concepts such as operational BI and real-time BI take hold.
This podcast interview with consultant Rick Sherman of Athena IT Solutions provides practical advice on how to get faster performance from data warehousing and BI systems, both during the development process and after they’ve been deployed. Sherman also offers guidance on getting executive buy-in and funding for performance improvement initiatives, including purchases of new technologies.
In the 20-minute podcast, listeners will:
- Hear an overview of potential performance bottlenecks in data warehousing and BI systems (01:00)
- Find out why data warehousing and BI performance is becoming a bigger issue for many companies (02:45)
- Hear tips on what they can do when building data warehousing and BI systems to avoid performance issues later on (05:10)
- Learn about new and emerging data warehousing technologies that may be able to speed up data loading and query processing performance (08:40)
- Find out about in-database analytics, in-memory analytics, data virtualization and other BI technologies that can boost the throughput of analytic applications (11:15)
- Get tips on how to build a business case and win corporate approval for deploying advanced data warehousing and BI technologies (16:05)
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Learn more about improving data warehousing systems and business intelligence (BI) performance:
- Find out how to improve business intelligence performance with BI automation
- Read a chapter excerpt about data warehousing and decision support systems (DSS)
- Effective BI needs performance management metrics, according to Gartner
- See why IBM-Netezza is poised to do battle with Oracle in the data warehousing appliance market
- Learn more about in-database analytics, including its benefits, uses and ROI
About the speaker: Rick Sherman is the founder of Athena IT Solutions, a Stow, Mass.-based firm that provides data warehouse and business intelligence consulting, training and vendor services. In addition to having more than 20 years of experience in the IT business, Sherman is a published author of more than 50 articles, a frequent industry speaker, an Information Management Innovative Solution Awards judge and an expert contributor to both SearchBusinessAnalytics.com and SearchDataManagement.com. He can be found blogging at The Data Doghouse and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This was first published in October 2010