Posts Tagged ‘Rant’

OT: Things Fashion Stores and Designers just don’t Get

February 15, 2014 9 comments

I have just returned from a trip to Milan, my lovely wife traveling with me. And after a full weekend there, I feel like ranting again. For my trusted readers, if you expect something technical from this, please stop reading now.

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The Data Vault vs. Kimball – Round 2

June 26, 2012 Leave a comment

Here we go again, the discussion about the claimed benefits of the Data Vault. Thomas Christensen has written some great blog posts about his take on the Vault method. Dan Linstedt has been commenting.

The discussions are a good read to track:

Apologies in advance for my spelling errors in the comments, the posts are written while travelling.

As with most complex subjects, it is often hard to have people state with clarity what EXACTLY their claim is and what their supporting arguments are. It seems that the Vault is no exception – I hope the discussions lead somewhere this time.

For your reference, here are some of the posts I have previous done on how to approach the “integration” problem the Vault claims to solve:

Notice that there are some very interesting claims being made about normalization creating more load and query parallelism in the comments on Thomas Christensen’s Blog by Sanjay. I personally look forward to hearing the argument for that.

And here is the big picture architecture I am arguing for:

The Hollywood Business Model is Broken

May 8, 2012 6 comments

Last week, I watched “The Avengers”. Very nice movie, recommended. Why then, do I feel the need to rant today and tell the movie industry where to stick their business model?

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A Mobile Phone – How Hard can it be?

August 11, 2011 1 comment

I have recently switched to iPad as my primary device for media viewing, music, book reading, email and to some extend blogging (though I still find Live Writer superior and even run VMware Fusion on my home Mac for that purpose alone). Because I no longer need a big screen on my phone, it is therefore time to go back to the old days.

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Intermezzo–Data Modeling

May 3, 2011 5 comments

From the very nice WordPress Dashboard, I can see that I now have over 100 regular readers. Comments are flowing in too.

Thanks to everyone who is listening, it is my hope that this blog can be a great place for debates about data modeling and high scale performance tuning. I was surprised that is was hard to find concrete guidance about data modeling for the warehouse on the web. Perhaps I am missing something out there?

UPDATE (6th July 2012): This post is kept here for historical reasons. For the latest updates, please see my DW and Big Data page.

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