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EIM = Hidden free gems in MS SQL 2012 jungle + free lunch?

EIM = Hidden free gems in MS SQL 2012 jungle + free lunch?

EIM = Hidden free gems in MS SQL 2012 jungle + free lunch?

28 / Oct / 2013    Others

According Gartner’s IT glossary, EIM (Enterprise Information Management) is an integrative discipline for structuring, describing and governing information assets across organizational and technological boundaries to improve efficiency, promote transparency and enable business insight.In the same source, we find out that BI (Business intelligence) is defined as: offerings to design, develop and deploy enterprise processes and to integrate support and manage the related technology applications and platforms. 

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One Big Lock, Many Keys

One Big Lock, Many Keys

One Big Lock, Many Keys

7 / Oct / 2013    Prabhuram Mohan

Hadoop has changed the way we process and analyse large volumes of data.The java map reduce framework has been the work hourse of hadoop data processing. It moves the nuts and bolts of hadoop. However the vanilla map reduce requires lot of code to be written in Java. The amount of boiler plate code required to create simple map reduce program to join two datasets is staggering.

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Building a Data warehouse - Two approaches – Same or Different?

Building a Data warehouse - Two approaches – Same or Different?

Building a Data warehouse - Two approaches – Same or Different?

27 / Aug / 2013    Others

Industry accepted definition of a data warehouse is – “a subject oriented, integrated, nonvolatile, time variant collection of data for management’s decision making”. Bill Inmon and Ralph Kimball approached the data warehouse architecture differently. Bill Inmon advocated the approach of creating a "Single version of Truth" Data warehouse where as Ralph Kimball took the "Dimensional data warehouse" approach.

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Office 365: Everything a CIO should know

Office 365: Everything a CIO should know

Office 365: Everything a CIO should know

24 / Apr / 2012    SuperUser Account

It’s getting close to a year since Microsoft launched Office 365 in June 2011. You have surely heard by now about Office 365 having an excellent adoption within the smaller businesses. Prior to Office365, Microsoft’s online services offering BPOS wasn’t quite the answer for the competition that existed. Office365 is the true cloud based productivity, communication and collaboration services offering that directly takes on Google Apps which has been in the market since Feb 2007.

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SQL Server 2012 is almost here! What’s new? and Why should you care?

SQL Server 2012 is almost here! What’s new? and Why should you care?

SQL Server 2012 is almost here! What’s new? and Why should you care?

6 / Jan / 2012    Ravi Mallikarjuniah

SQL Server 2012 which was code named “Denali” is releasing on March 7th in an elaborate launch event. The RC0 has been available for the last few months and it looks just fantastic! (RC stands for release candidate, which is Microsoft’s terminology to say it’s ready to go to market). Key focus areas for features in this new incarnation are 3 major drivers of the data market today and the foreseeable future. 

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5: Cool new user-centric design supports development

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5: Cool new user-centric design supports development

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5: Cool new user-centric design supports development

25 / Oct / 2011    Ravi Mallikarjuniah

I recently upgraded my Samsung Focus Windows Phone to Mango build which is now called Windows Phone 7.5. If you are not upgraded yet you can use the "upgrade trick". Search the net or email me!The reason I am bringing this up is that we at iLink have developed various Windows Phone 7.5 apps for larger projects that provide BI data and other information for mobile workers. Overall we are seeing a strong upswing in the interest in developing for Windows Phone 7.5.

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Business Intelligence For All Businesses

Business Intelligence For All Businesses

Business Intelligence For All Businesses

12 / Sep / 2011    Ravi Mallikarjuniah

Exactly what is BI? Traditionally BI meant data warehousing, decision support and analysis. Business intelligence has come a long way and has transformed into a broader and deeper space as a key ingredient for aiding and executing business strategies. Intelligence or understanding of the business is achieved through collecting key information about core business actives such as marketing, sales, services etc. and analyzing behavior of customers, staff, suppliers, so that right actions can be taken at the right time. BI system would involve continually collecting (data warehousing) information about the organizational activities and then further organizing it to facilitate analysis, reporting, data mining and catering to more diverse analysis needs.

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