Business Intelligence
762 views

The Flaw of the Hub-and-Spoke Architecture

EvanLevy - March 10, 2009

I recently talked to a client who was fixated on a hub-and-spoke solution to support his company’s analytical applications. This guy had been around the block a…

Business Intelligence
576 views

The Low-Down on Analytical Data Integration

EvanLevy - February 25, 2009

I’ve been hearing a bit lately on the difference between “analytical data integration” and “operational data integration.” I don’t agree with the distinction any more than I…

Business Intelligence
595 views

Why BI Development is Different

EvanLevy - February 23, 2009

When companies initially embark on their BI development initiatives, they often underestimate its complexity. Some begin BI in the first place because their packaged applications don’t deliver…

Business Intelligence
687 views

Underestimating the Project Managers

EvanLevy - February 19, 2009

By Evan LevyOne of the most misunderstood roles on a BI team is the Project Manager. All too often the role is defined as an administrative set…

Business Intelligence
617 views

SOA Mandates Data Management

EvanLevy - February 19, 2009

By Evan LevyI've always said that the focus on SOA is too much on the "A" for "architecture." The whole idea of SOA is to define application…

Business Intelligence
632 views

Welcome Inside!

EvanLevy - February 19, 2009

Welcome to Baseline’s blog entries, and to my inaugural blog, Inside IT. For those of you who have seen me present and read some of my articles,…

Business Intelligence
600 views

The Right Tool for the Job

EvanLevy - February 19, 2009

I have every tool known to man. I won’t take you into my garage right now or into my home office. (I gotta leave something for another…

Business Intelligence
718 views

The Push and Pull of Data Integration

EvanLevy - February 19, 2009

In my last blog post, I described the reality of so-called analytical data integration, which is really just a fancy name for ETL. Now let's talk about…

Business Intelligence
614 views

BI Business Requirements: When Perfect is the Enemy of Good

EvanLevy - February 19, 2009

Sometimes we find clients who overestimate their need for analytics. Often, IT is focused on using BI to analyze a problem exhaustively, when sometimes exhaustive analysis just…

Business Intelligence
645 views

Operational BI From the Trenches

EvanLevy - February 19, 2009

 Operational BI is getting a lot of attention.  The idea is a reasonable one – using recent data to make timely decisions.  However as with any other…