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Make Dunn Your Big Data Team

Mallorie De Riggi
Posted 10/23/20
Big Data? What the hell is big data? The dictionary  defines Big Data as “ extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions”.   I just call it lots of data from different sources. That data is used by different functional areas within an...

Moving Your Data Warehouse from SQL Server to the Cloud!

Jose Hernandez
Posted 10/22/20
In this blog, I would like to discuss moving your data warehouse from SQL Server (or any on-premise RDBMS) to the cloud ,  more  specifically, to Azure. Before I do that, I would like to lay down a foundation by acknowledging the modern data warehouse.   A  data  warehouse must support more use cases than  ever...

99% of our customers don't need Hadoop, why do you?

Bill Dunn
Posted 10/21/20
If you have been following the big data and analytics discussion for some time you no doubt have come across Hadoop, the granddaddy of infinitely scalable, collect everything databases. Hadoop, still available in open source, but now mostly used by businesses under a supported model, was one of the first widely used databases which allowed very, very, very large datasets to be collected...

Why Should You Upgrade to BusinessObjects 4.3?

Brandon Novy
Posted 9/15/20
Welcome to the new decade of business intelligence! SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.3 is now available. In June 2020, SAP released the most radical version of BusinessObjects in a decade; BusinessObjects is a major overhaul both visually and behind the scenes. Upgrading BusinessObjects is not a trivial task, and organizations don’t take these activities lightly, so why should you...

Marketing Mix, Attribution; Both, or Neither?

Francesco Sguanci
Posted 6/4/20
Often, Dunn Solutions’ clients ask me whether they should do Marketing Mix Modeling , Attribution Modeling , or both, and are often unclear about the difference between Marketing Mix Modeling and Attribution Modeling . You can find many online sources trying to define the difference between Marketing Mix Modeling and Attribution Modeling , but you will have to sift through...