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Oct
21
Change Enablement and The Modern Data Culture

In a previous blog post, we discussed the how an organization can foster a modern data culture that is focused, fast, flexible and fun. But building the bridge to engender that culture is easier said than done. Resistance to change is commonplace among organizations both large and small. According to a recent Gartner survey, only 20% of analytics insights will deliver business outcomes. This is not necessarily due to technical shortcomings, but rather cultural ones: lack of data literacy, siloed data processes and workflows, inadequate training, and most often, fundamental communication gaps. All of these barriers can be addressed through a systematic approach to modern data culture impl...


Oct
12
Data Modeling in the Cloud Era

We have all seen how more and more companies are moving to the cloud for their data management platforms. Snowflake, Azure Synapse, AWS Redshift, and Google Big Query are leading this charge towards low-admin, instantly scalable cloud database solutions. Accompanying this is a migration to cloud-hosted data integration and low-code ETL solutions like Matillion and Fivetran. It is tempting to assume that with all these low-overhead data management platforms the concept of data modeling may be a thing of the past, relegated to the pile of on-premise databases that this brave new world is supplanting.


In reality, data modeling is more important than ever. A key to understanding this importance i...


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