TDWI San Diego - The Data Warehouse Institute, San Diego Chapter Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:48:52 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb July 28, 2016 Chapter Meeting

Join us for our Final Chapter Meeting

The Modern Data Warehouse - Architecting the Data Lake

Mark Madsen

After 6 wonderful years, TDWI San Diego will end as we started:  with Mark Madsen. As some of you know, Mark was the first speaker at TDWI. He is so engaging, and is bringing a topic that is hot in the industry right now. Plus the symmetry seemed spectacular, so we hope to see you there!

This talk will discuss hidden design assumptions, review design principles to apply when building multi-use data infrastructure, and provide a reference architecture. Our goal in most organizations is to build a multi-use data infrastructure that is not subject to past constraints. This reference architecture has been used across many organizations to work toward a unified analytic infrastructure.

What are the design principles that lead to good functional design and a workable data architecture? What are the assumptions that limit old approaches? How can one integrate with or migrate from the older environments? How does this affect an organization's data management? Answering these questions is key to building long-term infrastructure.

In the same way that a data warehouse has a data architecture, the data lake has a data architecture. If one expects any longevity from the platform, it should be a designed rather than accidental architecture.
Building a data lake involves more than installing and using Hadoop. The focus in the market has been on all the different technology components, ignoring the more important part: the data architecture that the code implements, and that lies at the core of the system.

We are excited about this event and hope to see you there!

Register Now!


Thursday, July 28 from 2:00 pm till 5:15 pm with a Happy Hour to follow.


Main Event:

AleSmith Brewing Company

9990 AleSmith Court (formerly Empire Street)

San Diego, CA 92126  


2:00 pm.


2:30 pm

Greeting and Sponsor Introductions

3:00 pm

Presentation:  "The Modern Data Warehouse – Architecting the Data Lake”

5:00 pm.

Sponsor Giveaways

5:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Happy Hour


Speaker Bio

Mark Madsen is the CEO of Third Nature, Inc.  He focuses on strategy and design for analytics and competitive uses of information.  His work covers business intelligence, integration, and information management.  His experience covers a broad range of activities, with a focus on information management and corporate technology infrastructure.  He has received numerous awards for technology and business innovation, including Smithsonian/Computerworld, APQC, International Benchmark Clearinghouse, and the Data Warehousing Institute.  Mark is a frequent contributor, presenter and trainer with TDWI.

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Survey Says! Survey Says!

At our Ralph Kimball event we asked what topics are most interesting to you.

Here is what you told us!

Topic Votes
BI in the Cloud 39
Dashboarding and Visualization 36
Modeling Methodologies 33
Measuring BI Success 24
In Memory 22
Open Source 19
Onshore v Offshore 15
Database Appliances 14
Engaging the Business 12

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TDWI San Diego by the Numbers Ever wonder what the chapter looks like in terms of company membership by industry, how many people work in what industry and how many people attend.

Well now you can get the information you need about the chapter as it gets updated in our system.  Just the business intelligence you would expect from a group about business intelligence!  Below is a sample...  Hit the read more button to see all the data!

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Bringing you all that TDWI has to offer with better weather. Welcome to the chapter site!  The goal of our site is to provide all the information you need to become and remain an active member of our local San Diego BI/DW community.  Here you will find details of our current Board members, our corporate sponsors and sponsor postings, links to great BI resources and details of our past and future Chapter events.  The information is continually being updated, so keep a lookout for new and interesting material.

As with TDWI, our local San Diego Chapter is designed to foster a community of learning where business and technical BI/DW professionals come together to gain knowledge and skills, network with peers, and advance their careers. Whether it be sharing best practice information on LinkedIn or gathering at one of our quarterly events, our aim is to provide fun, informative and educational vehicles for our members.

Since our Chapter was only started in June of 2010, we are still in the process of building out our website.  If you are as passionate about BI as we are and have creative and innovative ideas for future content, please forward them to All ideas are welcome!

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