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Liberate Your Data, Don’t Isolate It!

Liberate Your Data, Don’t Isolate It!

In times of uncertainty, tendencies are to isolate and restrict access. This goes for our personal lives and applies to our organizations... especially when sensitive information is in play. However, maybe we should consider a radical, alternative approach. Realizing...

September Snow Day: Knowing When to Pivot

September Snow Day: Knowing When to Pivot

Knowing when to hold and when to fold is a crucial skill, not only in life's adventures but also in preparing your business for better data-driven insights using data warehouse and advanced analytics like artificial intelligence.    Let me share a personal experience...

WhereScape 3D DV deployment in Red Repository

WhereScape 3D DV deployment in Red Repository

This document explains the complete command line example code to automate the wherescape 3d XML mode deployment to red repository through the scheduler by using the batch script. (If you know what this means, congratulations! 🙂 Wherescape 3d DV Model Automation...

When “IT” doesn’t come naturally

When “IT” doesn’t come naturally

I participated in the Society’s Process Consulting Training course at just the right moment. My professional life, previously so successful and smooth-flowing, hit an unexpected bump when my decades-long employment came to an end. Undeterred, I started my own company...

WhereScape Release 2022 New Features 

WhereScape Release 2022 New Features 

Wherescape December “DevOps” release , this includes new Metadata Ingestion, Model Test Automation workflows, Merge and Compare options, and Performance tweaks PLUS the official launch of Where scape Enablement Packs along with new File Parser...

All you need is Love… and Automation

All you need is Love… and Automation

It’s Valentine’s Day! At the risk of being corny, we’re going to write about love.  Which is harder to find? A lifelong relationship or a fantastic data engineer. There are so many opportunities to transform data into practical decision-making in 2022. As such,...

Know what’s Cooler than Magic?

Know what’s Cooler than Magic?

Spoiler Alert:  Well, just a one-liner rather; not a plot spoiler at all.  So read on without fear…  🙂 Our family took in the new Spider-Man movie this week.  A good flick it was, we all agreed.  It includes one of my new favorite movie...

Unwrapping WhereScape Red

Unwrapping WhereScape Red

Part of what makes WhereScape Red such a powerful tool is how it treats metadata. The metadata is used to drive every component of WhereScape Red's GUI and often that is sufficient for business needs. However!Moving beyond the GUI and opening up the WhereScape Red...

High Water Mark Loads

High Water Mark Loads

High-Water Mark Loading is a way to optimize your load strategy. Some data sources will have a column such as "update" or "effective" which can be relied on to track when data in the table has been inserted or changed. It is possible to track the latest entry (aka...

Part 3: What is Information – Implications

Part 3: What is Information – Implications

We want to thank Certus for their guest blog. Part 3 in a 3-part series on revisiting the definition of Information.   In this third blog post in a three-part series, we’re exploring the implications of both the definition of information and the...

Part 2: What is Information – Laws of Nature

Part 2: What is Information – Laws of Nature

We want to thank Certus for their guest blog.  Part 2 in a 3-part series on revisiting the definition of Information.   In this second blog post in a three-part series, we’re exploring the connection between Laws of Nature and...

What is Information? – A Much Needed Revisit

What is Information? – A Much Needed Revisit

We want to thank Certus for their guest blog. Part 1 in a 3-part series on the Laws of Nature for Information.   Every so often it is useful to stop and re-examine our previous ideas and understanding. When we considered some of the challenges faced by the Information...

Automated Record Tracking Satellites

Automated Record Tracking Satellites

A crucial component of any Data Vault is making sure there is a way to identify when data is no longer current. For data sources without a form of inbuilt change tracking, Record Tracking Satellites are going to be required. A Record Tracking Satellite compares...

The Great Data Adventure

The Great Data Adventure

Who doesn’t love an adventure? Exploring and discovering are filled with mystique and intrigue. That’s part of why I love living here in Idaho. Within minutes of my home we have rivers, trails, mountains, lakes, and slopes begging for our quests to experience and learn from our natural surroundings.

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