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Selection of Best Big Data Quotes And Data Thoughts | Part 2

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Data brings a beautiful experience to those involved in its gathering, analysis and reporting. This article is the second on the series devoted to best data quotes and thoughts. Check out the first article here: Best Big Data Quotes and Provocative Data Thoughts | Part 1 20. “Too often we...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Data Marts Explained | NSBI

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Having explained what a Data Warehouse is you should be now aware that it is not well optimized to serve a particular need but rather consolidate the whole historical data of an organization. This implies a number of issues when trying to maximize performance for particular usage. Here come Data Marts. ...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Star Schema, Snowflake Schema | NSBI

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Relational database normalized schema is different from the architecture of a data warehouse. This article will explain what are the two most common design approaches when building a data warehouse - the Star Schema and the Snowflake Schema. NSBI Tutorials aim to make Business Intelligence (BI) and...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Database Normalization And Normal Forms | NSBI

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Optimization has always been a priority for business and database optimization is not an exclusion. Relational Database optimization is often related to a process called Normalization. Normalization | Definition Normalization is a process of optimization of a relational database in terms of data...Read more


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Best Big Data Quotes and Provocative Data Thoughts | Part 1

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Data is amazing in a way it creates insights for businesses, people and the world around us. I have gathered a list of my favorite quotes and provocative personal insights about data. 19. “Luck does not exist - it's just a function of data we tend to ignore”. – Nick Shopov 18....Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Entity Relationship (E/R) Diagrams | NSBI

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It is important for developers that they get an overview of available data, relationships and architecture. This is where Entity Relationships (E/R) diagrams are introduced. Entity Relationship (E/R) Diagrams | Definition Data is grouped in rows and columns, then grouped in tables and views. Next...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Tables And Views Explained | NSBI

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Data is grouped together into larger units that represent a single subject or process. These structures are most commonly known as tables. Database Tables | Definition NSBI Dictionary defines Tables as a logical structure that represents a set of fields and tuples associated with them. Based on the...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Slowly Changing Dimensions-SCD explained | NSBI

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Things change. Dimensions are no exclusion. When a data designer plans a data warehouse architecture they have to plan ahead with a slowly changing dimensions strategy. Slowly Changing Dimensions-SCD | Definition Slowly Changing Dimension (SCD) is a term first introduced by Kimball Group among...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Surrogate Keys Explained | NSBI

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Surrogate Key | Definition Primary Keys and Foreign Keys are also known as business keys since they are primarily used in various operational databases. When we load a Data Warehouse, however, those keys may no longer uniquely identify each tuple in a table, therefore a new kind of key is introduced -...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Primary Keys and Foreign Keys Explained | NSBI

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Keys are a special kind of database fields that are designed to support a relational design where tables can be related to one another. Primary Key | Definition NSBI Dictionary defines a Primary Key as a logical structure of field or group of fields that uniquely identifies each record within a...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Facts And Dimensions Explained | NSBI

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Facts and Dimensions are a special type of fields, that are introduced during Data Warehouse architecture and design. Facts | Definition NSBI Dictionary defines Facts as numeric Measures of a business process. Dimensions | Definition NSBI Dictionary defines Dimensions as Attributes used to...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Table Field and Table Tuple | NSBI

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We are now diving into the Database building blocks - fields and tuples.  Table Field | Definition A table field represents a characteristic of the subject to which it belongs to. Commonly table fields are simply referred to as "columns". The relational database theory also assigns...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Big Data - Definition And Sources | NSBI

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Big Data term is one of the most trending topics nowadays but do we really understand what is behind? This article will clarify the big data concept, how big data is entering our world and how we can monetize data. Big Data | Definition The NSBI Dictionary defines Big Data as a class of data...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Data vs Information | NSBI

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Data | Definition We define Data as a static abstract set of values belonging to a specific domain. Data is what you store. Information | Definition We define Information as processed pieces of data, structured and retrieved in a meaningful way for the end user. Information is what you...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Data Warehouse (DWH) Explained | NSBI

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What is a Data Warehouse (DWH)? We define data warehousing as a database infrastructure used to integrate data from various sources, provide standardized view and infer knowledge. A data warehouse is often used to implement a business intelligence architecture. NSBI Tutorials aim to make Business...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Operational Database | NSBI

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What is an Operational Database? NSBI Business Intelligence Dictionary defines an operational database as one that serves the current needs of a front end user. An operational database is normally a normalized database that allows real time reporting. Hence it does not require a big volume of...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: What is Business Intelligence | NSBI

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What is Business Intelligence (BI)? We define Business Intelligence (BI) as the ability of an organization to make competitive decisions based on the acquisition, analysis and executive reporting of huge volume of data. NSBI Tutorials aim to make Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing...Read more


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Kimball Group Retiring?

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Kimball Group Retiring? Margy Ross, President @Kimball Group came up with an important announcement yesterday: “Kimball Group Retiring in December 2015!” Announcement is also signed by Ralph Kimball himself. This may be shocking for the majority of Kimball Group fans that had their...Read more


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Business Intelligence Dictionary: Data Governance | NSBI Tutorials

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What is Data Governance? The term Data Governance encapsulates all organizational processes related to gathering data, managing data and inferring knowledge from data. You may also think of Data Governance as a process of monetizing data in the context of recent business models where user data is...Read more


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Guide to Linking SAP Business Objects (BOBJ) Universes

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As a SAP Business Objects BI Developer I came to realize the huge power of linking universes (via Universe Designer). This functionality saved me a lot of time on my recent project but also gave me some painful time to figure out all the tips and tricks. Here I share some of them. Nick Shopov is a BI...Read more


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Top Business Intelligence (BI) Trends for 2014 | Nick Shopov

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Diving into the Business Intelligence (BI) field is more exciting than ever. The competition on the BI market gets real and this brings to developers and end-users a great deal of options to choose. Here I share my vision of the 2014 Business Intelligence Market. Business Intelligence in 2014 –...Read more


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Facebook Implements Open Source Engine for Bigdata

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Trendy as it is! Facebook replies to the BigData trend by announcing PrestoDB engine support. Over 1,000 Facebook employees use Presto daily to run more than 30,000 queries that in total scan over a petabyte each per day. Pesto is one of the newly emerged SQL query engines that try to efficiently...Read more


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Oracle Launched MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification (Video)

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As somebody having played quite much with MySQL I was excited to read that Oracle finally launched their MySQL 5.6 Developer Exam. An Oracle Certified Professional document will be published for those who stand the exam. Nick Shopov is a BI/DWH Software Developer with 3 years of experience in Business...Read more