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December 19, 2021
OK Google, show me the key influencers for the KPIs which are behind plan this quarter

Google recently launched the Google Cloud Cortex Framework to reduce the time-to-value of getting SAP data into Google Big Query (GBQ). This is not a surprising development. If data is considered a valuable asset in the enterprise world then surely

November 18, 2021
Plastic packaging tax doesn’t need to be taxing

Whilst the nations at Cop26 failed to agree on far-reaching measures which might have halted the climate breakdown, some pledges have been made to reduce the impact on the environment. What is more, it is very likely that further measures

September 7, 2021
Get your SAP data into Snowflake with Matillion using OData

You can now use standard SAP extractors to get data from SAP into any data warehouse, the same way as SAP data is extracted for SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW). In his previous blog, Jan van Ansem explained the background and relevance of

September 7, 2021
Breaking the barriers – Getting your SAP data on any cloud data platform

Despite great technological advances in SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW, including BW/4HANA), enterprises still suffer from poor accessibility to SAP data. As SAP BW comes at a premium price, organisations are looking to see if other cloud data warehouse providers

Data Warehouse
February 21, 2021
The future of SAP Business Warehouse

Enterprises running SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW, BW/4HANA and BW on HANA) are keeping a close eye on challengers like Snowflake. Is cloud data warehousing the answer to all the challenges for organisations with a large SAP footprint? And how

Data Vault
August 3, 2020
Part 1 – What is Data Vault?

What is Data Vault? Firstly, what is Data Vault? Well, put simply it’s a modern approach to designing and building enterprise data warehouses. Most traditional data warehouses are designed and built using concepts from Kimball’s dimensional modelling and Inmon’s relational

June 9, 2020
How to grow your business 30% year on year

There is one abundant and seemingly inexhaustible resource available to every business on the planet - data. By this stage in the game everyone knows that it’s important, but many businesses still don’t know how to harness its undeniable power

April 28, 2020
How data can help you steer the ship

When navigating, many pilots and sailors follow the ‘1 in 60’ rule. This states that if you have travelled for 60 miles with an error in track of one degree then you will have gone 60 miles off course. Scale

May 21, 2018
How to build a Data Swamp!

For those of you looking to build a data swamp, here's what you need to do… First start with technology, don't worry about the Business. That can come later. Make sure your technology can store as much data as possible.