A quick Google search on “Failed BI Project” will yield more results than any normal human can read in a lifetime. Sure, many of these results are the product of marketers playing the fear angle, but there is also some
If you are preparing to start a business intelligence and/or data warehousing project, then you probably already know that BI project failure is not uncommon. While there are many reasons why projects fail, we can boil it all down to
You know how there are times in life when you see something, and you know from experience that someone is headed for a world of problems (to put it mildly)? In situations like this a time machine could really be
One of the most important advantages to LeapFrogBI’s metadata driven data mart development platform is the ability to adjust quickly to requirement changes. It has been well established that many BI/DW projects fail due primarily to the speed at which
Building a data mart can be broken down into three distinct steps.
Extact data from source system
Transform data to desired structure
Load data into target system (data mart)
There are many tools available to perform these
It probably goes without saying that BI and data warehouse projects can be very complex. Taking a bottom up & agile approach breaks the larger goal into manageable pieces, i.e. reports and data marts. It is the job of the
Data sources come in all shapes and sizes. Some include all of the features needed to easily integrate into load processes. Others can cause all kinds of trouble during the initial design and on an ongoing basis. One of the
Data warehousing closely resembles life in general. Just about when we feel like everything is going our way something unexpected happens. Before we know it we are on a completely different path working to regain that comfortable feeling. Luckily, there
When building SQL Server data warehouses should user-defined schemas be used? Should tables and views be prefixed? Or, maybe we should do both. After talking to a few people about this and doing a little research, one thing is clear.