‘It’s not what we asked for. Why did it take you so long? It cost HOW much?'”
An unfortunate part of data warehousing is this: There are lots of disappointments. CEOs fund projects to empower better decision making, but because data warehouses take too long to build, the outcome all too often is a warehouse that no longer meets business requirements and is hard to extend or change after go-live. It is an uncomfortable truth for IT to accept but there are a lot of failed projects in the world of data warehousing. "Usually, data warehouse development cycles are long -- they could be 18 months," says David Stodder, director of BI research at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI).…
30% of your work is beneath you – time for automation!
That's what your boss is likely to be thinking according to a report from Quocirca. It used data collected by research company Vanson Bourne following interviews with 100 senior IT managers at businesses with more than 1,000 staff. The report finds that "IT managers are more frustrated about poor use of skills than they are about training employees to have those skills in the first place," According to the report, it has become accepted that employees have to perform day-to-day jobs and tasks for which they are over-qualified which is a big productivity hit for the company that employs them. Typically, when…
Finance firms leading the way in automation software adoption
Interesting article in Computer Weekly shows a significant shift towards adoption of automation in IT services and managed services with savings targeted at between 45% and 60% of costs, mainly coming from staff savings . Read more here: http://bit.ly/1DjZAuI
Meet us at Informatica World 2015
We’re pleased to announce that ETL Factory is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Informatica World 2015 conference in May 2015. When: May 11th to May 15th, 2015 Where: The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas At this event, we will showcase our exciting range of products and services based on our Factory software suite. Learn how our customers reduce their data integration costs and shrink delivery times from weeks, or months, to days by using Factory Architect, Factory Builder and Factory Workbench to deliver data faster and more accurately on projects that range from BI to Data Migration and Big Data initiatives. Learn more: Our…
Turning Informatica PowerCenter Mappings into Commodities
It’s a strange thought isn’t it? That instead of a Mapping bearing the hallmarks of an individual developer, it becomes undifferentiated; a mass-produced object rather than a handcrafted one. Textbooks tell us that “Commoditization occurs as a services or product market loses differentiation, often due to less intellectual capital being required to produce it efficiently”. That looks exactly like the direction of travel in the Informatica world. Unconvinced? Take a look at the new video on Informatica’s website to promote PowerCenter 9.6 (Data integration agility - http://infa.media/1Mslyeb). In the video, the process is led by a business analyst who accesses metadata to build a data…
Where does Factory Architect stop and Factory Builder takes over?
Where does Factory Architect stop and Factory Builder take over? We have two main products: Factory Builder and Factory Architect. A question that we often get asked is when should Factory Architect be used and when should customers opt for Factory Builder? Before we answer that question let’s first recap on the products themselves: Factory Architect is our self-service automation tool to build data integration processes in PowerCenter: Factory Architect is a Cloud product; hosted either in your private Cloud or hosted by us Users first capture their ETL requirements as ETL Patterns in Architect. Then, by combining the Pattern with Source Metadata, the…