Category Archives: Enterprise Data Warehousing

Case Study: Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Data Strategy for Global Hotel and Hospitality Company

Challenges

This company did not effectively manage or leverage its data assets to utilize Customer and Business Intelligence (CI & BI) for strategic growth and competitive advantage, and was ranked in bottom 30% for maturity, governance, data application and technology. The existing data warehouse architecture was not able to support the advanced reporting and analytics requirements for sales and marketing, thus necessitating that the company engage costly external providers to provide these services. Continue reading Case Study: Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Data Strategy for Global Hotel and Hospitality Company

White Paper with Collibra: Driving Data Agility with the Data Lake

Knowledgent and Collibra have co-authored a white paper entitled, “Driving Data Agility with the Data Lake”.

Business users are continuously envisioning new and innovative ways to use data for operational reporting and advanced analytics. The data lake, a next-generation data storage and management solution, was developed to meet the ever-evolving needs of increasingly savvy users. Continue reading White Paper with Collibra: Driving Data Agility with the Data Lake

Why You Should Offload Your Data Warehouse to Hadoop

Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) has been a mainstay of many major corporations for the last 20 years. However, with the tremendous growth of data (doubling every two years), the capacities of enterprise data warehouses are being exhausted. Load processing windows are similarly being maxed out, adversely affecting service and threatening the delivery of critical business insights. The need to store infrequently used, “just in case” data exacerbates this challenge by taking up (expensive) capacity.

So how can organizations tackle this challenge? The answer lies in Hadoop. Continue reading Why You Should Offload Your Data Warehouse to Hadoop

Case Study: How a Commercial Distribution Company Leveraged Data Visualization for Better Analytics

Challenges

Our client, a commercial distribution company, had grown rapidly through a series of acquisitions. However, they were struggling to align critical business information to enable data-driven decision making. Vital Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data originated from a variety of disparate data architectures and source systems. Key corporate stakeholders were making strategic decisions based on manually assembled reports, which lacked measurable consistency, data reliability, and metric transparency.

As a result, our client realized that they needed a way to visualize Key Performance Indicators across the organization. The organization had a vision to create near real-time dashboards, with a consistent user interface, across Sales, Finance, and Operations. Knowledgent was engaged to design and deliver an Enterprise Data Warehouse and data visualization solution, implemented in an Agile methodology.

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Infographic: Offloading “Cold” Data from DW to Hadoop

With the rise of Hadoop, the demise of the data warehouse seemed only a matter of time. Surprisingly (or not), that’s not the case. Instead, organizations are looking to augment their current enterprise data warehousing solutions with the analytics and cheaper storage that Hadoop brings.

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