Advanced Data Vault Summit – Data Vault and Agile
Data Vault is often touted as being Agile friendly. On my recent visit to Genesee Academy in Golden, Colorado, to attend the “Advanced Data Vault Summit”, Ralph Hughes was a surprise bonus presenter. Ralph is the Author of “Agile...Read More
An adventure of a lifetime
Still here luckily. At this particularly moment I am sitting in the exact same chair. At the exact same desk as I did when I wrote the first blog. There haven’t really been any big changes since the publishing of the first blog. At the office, I have worked hard...Read More
How to learn big data at home
Okay, you want to learn Big Data, eh? But you don’t want to be like this guy? You probably have a job and you don’t want to splash the cash or take the time. Well, fear not there are lots of free online courses and learning resources. You want to...Read More
Agile vs. Waterfall
Before we can compare agile and waterfall we need to get a firm grasp of what Agile and Waterfall are and what they are not. The aim of this blog is not to say which is better but to closely compare the two methodologies so you can choose which one you prefer...Read More
Being Agile, Not Doing Agile
Being Agile, Not Doing Agile by Geoff Hunt | Sep 20, 2016 One of the things I get asked when talking about Agile data warehouses is the difference between ‘doing’ and ‘being’ Agile. I wrote a blog recently with some of the differences...Read More
What makes Agile Business Intelligence, well, different?
What makes Agile Business Intelligence, well, different? by Geoff Hunt | Sep 15, 2016 In a recent blog I referred to Agile Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing being a bit ‘different’ to other Agile projects. So what makes it different to other forms of...Read More
History repeating itself
History repeating itself by Geoff Hunt | Sep 14, 2016 I find it unbelievable that it’s taken until 2016 to get Digital Tech added to the New Zealand educational curriculum. But it made me reflect on when my path crossed with IT back in the day, and the negative...Read More
SQL Server Series: What is a Temporary Table?
Nic Cox used to be a Data Warehouse and ETL developer here at OptimalBI. Nic used to regularly battle it out whenever we did an exercise challenge. He has now spread his wings and is now living in London where is enjoying life on the Kiwi OE. You can read the...Read More
What is Agile BI and Data Warehousing? It’s what I do.
What is Agile BI and Data Warehousing? It’s what I do. by Geoff Hunt | Sep 13, 2016 When the question gets posed I often shift uneasily, or umm and err a little, or possibly just make something up…a while back I was often introduced as an airline pilot...Read More