BI SIG: Real Time Business Intelligence, What Does it Really Mean?



  • Business Intelligence SIG Monthly Meeting


    Richard Taylor, Architect for the IBM Red Brick Data Warehouse

    Kimber Robbins, Senior Database Administration for Terra Lycos


    Presentation Overviews

    Real Time Business Intelligence

    Real time business intelligence is the latest industry trend. The pundits are talking about it, the vendors are pushing it and everyone seems to be talking about implementing it. But there are also a lot of questions, what does real time business intelligence mean? why do we need it? and what are the pitfalls?

    In this talk we will look at the forces that are driving us to need real time business intelligence, and the issues to consider when implementing it. Along the way we will also look at Business Performance Management, another important technology and discuss how it relates to business intelligence.

    The Data Web House

    Terra Lycos is one of the leading Internet companies in the world, with a significant global presence. The talk will give an overview of Terra Lycos's state of the art web data warehouse, and discuss the lessons learned during its development. The talk will provide tips on how to develop a model for an efficient web data warehouse, while articulating a process for loading huge amounts of data and mining it to offer its customers value add.


    About the Presenters

    Richard Taylor

    Richard is Chair of the Business Intelligence SIG, and Architect for the IBM Red Brick Data Warehouse. Prior to joining Red Brick, he worked for DEC and then Data-Cache on parallel and distributed database systems. Richard was also an architect of the Inmos Transputer, the first 32-bit microprocessor specifically designed for building parallel systems. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

    Kimber Robbins

    Kimber is a Senior Database Administration for Terra Lycos where she maintains a 2TB database for the Reporting Team. Previously she has been employed as a DBA by Enact, a now extinct Health Managment Company and Meijer, a large Retail company in the Midwest. She has a Bachelors in Computer Science from Calvin College.


    Event Logistics


    Lucie Stern Center
    Community Room
    1305 Middlefield Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments (please arrive before 7:00 PM)
    7:00-8:30pm presentation and discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Free to PMI Members for the month of September.
    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
    No registration required

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