|About the Book|
With the global volume and complexity of data growing practically by the hour, the world needs a platform that can actually harness it, distill it and organize it in time to actually get some value from it. From retail analysis trying to captureMoreWith the global volume and complexity of data growing practically by the hour, the world needs a platform that can actually harness it, distill it and organize it in time to actually get some value from it. From retail analysis trying to capture market share in a sea of billions of records, to compliance agencies attempting to detect needle-in-haystack stock fraud among the countless billions of trade orders arriving daily, and internet traders and advertisers sifting the ocean of web clicks for opportunity - among only a few - what other technology but Netezza could master all this, make sense of it, deliver the nuggets of gold from vast tons of data ore - and still solve the worlds problems before bedtime? Whats inside: A deeper dive into the mechanics and pitfalls of migration, The advantages and disadvantages of in-the-box data processing, a review of some ETL tool positives and negatives, How-tos on set-based patterns like slowly-changing-dimensions, change-data-capture, exception handling, referential integrity and how to make it all metadata-driven and metadata-aware, parameterized shell-scripting examples, case-studies, vendor proof-of-concept tournaments and converting our Netezza storage machine into a data processing flow-based powerhouse. Whats not in the book: a rehash of the vendor users guides. Its an appliance, and like a blender or toaster, doesnt require deep technical detail to insure radical success. Replete throughout is a consistent message of transformation, certainly for data but also for people, corporations, operations, our technology and technologists, all leading to an impact on the data warehousing industry as a whole. Large, established corporations are not only blinking, but changing course. Appliances are the future of data warehousing, and the future is already here.