Dr. Kimball at TDWI San Diego Sept 29th

| August 15, 2011

Big Data Analytics Challenges the Conventional Data Warehouse

<>Let’s have a chat with Ralph! register at www.tdwisandiego.org

The “bigness” of big data is actually not the most significant challenge. Big data ranges from being highly structured to completely unstructured, and it frequently is profoundly distributed. Often big data must be loaded and analyzed BEFORE a database schema can be defined. And finally, the advanced analytics required to process this data involve iterative processing and complex logic that cannot be expressed in SQL. Can the data warehouse step up to these challenges? Dr. Kimball will answer these questions and sketch the likely paths for the enterprise data warehouse.

Dr. Kimball will cover multiple topics, including agile development techniques, social media, columnar databases, Inmon-Kimball debate and other topics.

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Register today, because this event is sure to fill up fast!

Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 1:00 pm till 5:30 pm, with happy hour after the event.

Qualcomm, Inc.
Building N
5775 Moorehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

1:00 PM 2:15 PM Networking
2:15 PM 2:30 PM Sponsor Introductions
2:30 PM 4:00 PM Big Data Analytics Challenges the Conventional Data Warehouse
4:00 PM 4:30 PM Networking Break
4:30 PM 5:15 PM Open Discussion with Ralph — Bring Your Questions!
5:15 PM 5:30 PM Sponsor Giveaways
5:30 PM 7:30 PM Happy Hour

About the Speaker: Ralph Kimball is known worldwide as an innovator, writer, educator, speaker and consultant in the field of data warehousing. He has remained steadfast in his long-term conviction that data warehouses must be designed to be understandable and fast. His books on dimensional design techniques have become the all time best sellers in data warehousing. To date Ralph has written more than 100 articles and columns for Intelligent Enterprise and its predecessors, winning the Readers’ Choice Award five years in a row.

After receiving a Ph.D. in 1972 from Stanford in electrical engineering (specializing in man-machine systems), Ralph joined the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). At PARC Ralph co-invented the Xerox Star Workstation, the first commercial product to use mice, icons and windows.

Ralph then became vice president of applications at Metaphor Computer Systems, pioneering decision support software and services provider. As a hands-on manager, he developed the Capsule Facility in 1982. The Capsule was a graphical programming technique which connected icons together in a logical flow, allowing a very visual style of programming for non-programmers. The Capsule was used to build reporting and analysis applications at Metaphor.

Ralph founded Red Brick Systems in 1986, serving as CEO until 1992. Red Brick Systems, now owned by IBM, was known for its lightning fast relational database optimized for data warehousing. Ralph Kimball Associates incorporated in 1992 to provide data warehouse consulting and education.

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