A Hybrid Data Warehouse Journey
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  Dirk Garner   Dirk Garner
Principal Consultant
Garner Consulting


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Level:  Intermediate

The goal of any data warehouse journey is timely, unfettered access to fully integrated, de-siloed, cleansed, and modeled data to best empower and inform the business through reports, analytics capabilities, and visualizations.   To work toward this goal, you need to assemble a complementary suite of data management capabilities, including robust back-end tools to ingest, store, cleanse, and serve data as rapidly as possible, and also provide self-serve front-end tools to enable the business to easily explore, discover, and mine data for relevant insights. That is a lot to assemble and maintain, but by basing architectural decisions on modern data integration approaches and leveraging cloud and on-premises solutions, your hybrid data warehouse will handle any data type and rate of ingestion, and, more importantly, will deliver clean, modeled data to meet analytical needs quickly and with extreme agility.   This session will review the case study of building a hybrid data warehouse and will lay the groundwork for architects who wish to embrace a scalable, flexible architecture for a comprehensive view of their business. Specifically, we will discuss:
  • The advantages of a hybrid data warehouse approach
  • Essential components of a vendor-agnostic scalable hybrid architecture
  • Data virtualization fundamentals
  • Adoption considerations

With over 25 years of first-hand experience in technology strategy, architecture, and engineering, Dirk Garner guides companies to become data-centric through understanding and embracing modern data integration concepts and accelerating time to value with advanced data integration technologies such as data virtualization, wrangling, discovery, and unification. His focus on business outcomes is driven by the relationship between rapidly evolving best practices and the vendor products in the market that enable them.

Dirk's career has spanned numerous industry verticals and companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 organizations to small medical practices. He enjoys routinely sharing his ideas and educating through publications and speaking engagements of all sizes.

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