June 20, 2019

What is a Cloud Data Warehouse?

A cloud data warehouse is a database delivered in a public cloud as a managed service that is optimized for analytics, scale and ease of use. In the late 80s, I remember my first time working with Oracle 6, a…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

June 19, 2019

Can the Cloud Rescue Retail?

The retail category is in a ride-or-die situation when it comes to the cloud. Many retailers, under pressure from Amazon and the growth of eCommerce, have already gone out-of-business. In fact, more than 7,000 brick-and-mortar locations have closed so far…

Posted by: John Gaffney

June 14, 2019

What is Data Transformation?

Data transformation is the T in ETL. Data Transformation means that data in one format is processed, either inside or outside the data store and persisted in the new required format. This transformation can take several forms, from column storage…

Posted by: Matt Baird

June 13, 2019

Real-Time Data: Satisfying the Need for Speed in BI

Better Business Intelligence performance for faster time to insights Business Intelligence (BI) and Multidimensional Analytics (MA) transform how enterprises make decisions by delivering insights across the entire business, including sales, marketing, human resources, and other critical operations. These insights are…

Posted by: Chuck Smith

What is Unified Data, and Why Do You Need It?

The concept of virtualization is powerful and nuanced. There are many ways to virtualize data, and AtScale employs several of these methods to make deploying data services faster, more performant, secure and correct. One such interpretation of virtualization is representing…

Posted by: John Gaffney

June 11, 2019

In search of $DATA

It’s been an incredible week for consolidation in the pursuit of analytical excellence. Google acquired Looker for roughly $2.6B, and today Salesforce acquired Tableau for nearly $16B. Today’s move is the combination of two juggernauts in their respective markets. Salesforce…

Posted by: Chris Lynch

June 7, 2019

One CEO’s Perspective On Google’s Acquisition of Looker

Google announced the acquisition of Looker yesterday for roughly $2.6BN. That is an incredible outcome for the Looker team and a savvy move for Google Cloud Platform. I want to congratulate both organizations and wish them and their customers success…

Posted by: Chris Lynch

June 3, 2019

GDPR Anniversary Renews Focus on Data Integrity

GDPR, Data Integrity and Governance On May 25th, 2018 the EU enacted the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Now, one year on, the tentative returns are in. So what does this mean if you’re in the business of cloud…

Posted by: John Gaffney

May 15, 2019

Data Virtualization: The Champion Of The Hybrid Cloud

Chances are if an enterprise company has customers, it is operating in a hybrid cloud environment. The small fraction that are not are predicted to adopt this structure by the end of next year. According to Dave Bartoletti, VP and…

Posted by: John Gaffney