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The BEAM* method helps close the gap between business user requirements and data warehouse design
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We have spent the last few years perfecting how we use Agile methods to successfully deliver business intelligence projects.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016 – The BI Landscape has finally changed.

Gartner have released their Magic Quadrant for 2016 and OMG the BI market has substantially changed according to Gartner.  In fact for those of us who love more emotive sentences, you could say there has been a blood bath!   The first thing to notice is that...
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Agile Data Engineering – Hyper Adoption

Ralph Hughes covers extensively in his book the concept of delivering Agile Data Engineering using Hyper Normalisation and Hyper Generalisation modelling techniques.

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Converting Trifacta Recipes to Python

So we have been trundling along with Trifacta and now have exported our recipe, and now we want to do cool stuff with it. One of the cool things that we can do now is use the logic from Trifacta and produce our own little mini parsing engine that we have complete...
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It’s a Strange World

I’ve written a fair few blogs about Agile. They’re all set in my slightly warped view of the real-world which includes using Agile for our core business of Business Intelligence, a Business Intelligence system upgrade and even to perfect my running...
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SAS Admin – Configuring access to Sybase

When I search for SAS Access to Sybase I tend to find a lot of information on how to code my SAS script, what engine to use and some of the options available. But details on the configuration are few and far between. So, I thought I would write a blog about each one,...
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Light reading to start the year

Last week was a shock to my system following the death of both David Bowie and Alan Rickman: for the most part my time was spent listening to Bowie’s music and watching Rickman’s movies. Reading was a secondary thought. However, I did find two very...
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3 Roads to Dataville

We have written a lot about our OptimalBI community in the past. In this blog I wanted to write about some of the ways we get into this whole data thing that we live and work in one way or another. Data People We all deal with data every day. We take in and store...
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The Best of Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server

I’m an Oracle fanboy. When I say fanboy, I mean, if I had to pick my preferred relational database, it would be Oracle. This isn’t because I necessarily think it’s better, faster or easier to use, but rather because it was my first. I’m also lucky enough to have used...
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To join or not to join…

We’ve been working with a customer over the last six months developing their code along with their agile capability. In parallel with the work we’ve been doing, with some of their team, the rest of the team have formed their own agile team. So two teams running side...
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Since our inception in 2008 we have been blown away at how far we have come, in both the customers we work with and the things we deliver.

To say change is constant in the world of OptimalBI is an understatement.  Today we describe ourself like this.  Tomorrow?  Well that depends on what you will need us to deliver.

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