Category Archives: BI Development

Protected: Draft: Update to “Is OLAP Terminally Ill?”

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Exploring a Sea of Data with Massive Numbers of RegEx – And Maybe Even the Automata Processor

Overview This blog explores taking the lid off RegEx (regular expressions) and its less powerful cousin, the LIKE keyword in SQL. By “taking the lid off”, I mean looking for more than one pattern at a time. Indeed thousands, tens of … Continue reading

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Planning a 1-Day Symposium in Boise on the Utilization of Graph-Centric Data Technologies in Business Intelligence

Introduction I’m currently working with the organizers of the Boise BI User Group and a few heavy hitters from various Boise-based technology communities on a 1-day symposium introducing graph-based technologies to those in the Boise Business Intelligence community. (To clarify, by “graphs”, I’m referring … Continue reading

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What I Would Have Said at TEDx Boise 2015 Had I Been Selected

I applied to speak at the inaugural TEDx Boise 2015 event, but I was not selected. However, I would still like to share what I had intended to say had I been chosen. The Synopsis is what I submitted to the Selection Committee … Continue reading

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Protected: Embracing Complexity – Pt 2 of 6 – Data Prep and Pattern Recognition

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Embracing Complexity – Pt 1 of 6 – Non-Deterministic Finite Automata

Introduction to this Series “Big Data” and “Machine Learning” are two technologies/buzzwords making significant headway into the mainstream enterprise. Drawing analogies between these two technologies to those at the start of the Internet era twenty-something years ago: Big Data is analogous to a Web … Continue reading

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Levels of Pain – Refining the “Bad” side of the KPI Status

Everything we do towards achieving goals involves costs – sacrifice, investment (a positive way to look at it). We purposefully put things we already have (time, money, our career) to be consumed or at risk in the hope of achieving a … Continue reading

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