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TDWI San Diego is pleased to announce another Case Study event:

"Search and BI" Presented by Ramesh Balasubramanian


"Data Vault and the Highly Integrated Data Warehouse"

Presented by Greg Sitzman 

Our members have spoken and after last year's successful case study event, we are bringing you two new very hot topics that are changing the way our clients are delivering and accessing their data.

Search and BI - Technologies powering search have come a long way in the last few years. The data over which traditional computations were performed have grown exponentially as well. Interest in deriving analytics from semi-structured or unstructured data has grown beyond bounds (thanks to social media!). These occurrences in timeline make it necessary to put search technologies on the BI canvas. Although there’s a functional intersect, the combination expands the possibilities.  Covered topics include:

  • Some search products (open source and commercial)
  • What search technologies can’t do (or not suitable for)
  • Samples of when to augment with search technologies
  • Cases where search technologies shine (from BI view)

In the world of data where “Big” gets redefined every year, BI needs some form of re-tooling as well.

Data Vault and the Highly Integrated Data Warehouse - A case study on how data vault was used within an online retail environment to create a highly integrated, enterprise-wide data warehouse that supported everything from day-to-day operations to closed-loop feedback into internal applications and strategic decision making. Covered topics include:

  • Concepts of Data Vault
  • Going from Co-Located to Highly Integrated
  • Improving Extensibility and Maintenance
  • Decreasing Source Identification to “Integrated” Cycle Time
  • Maintenance of Derived Information
  • Refactoring Business Rules

Register Now!


Tuesday, October 6 from 2:00 pm till 5:45 pm with a Happy Hour to follow.


Main Event:

Rough Draft Brewing Company

8830 Rehco Rd

San Diego, CA


Plenty of free self-parking available!!


2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Welcome and Sponsor Introductions

2:15– 3:30 p.m.

Search and BI, Ramesh K Balasubramanian, Qualcomm

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Data Vault and the Highly Integrated Data Warehouse, Greg Sitzman, Online Retail

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Sponsor Giveaways

5:15 – 7:00 p.m

Happy Hour and Food Truck

Register Now!

Speaker Bios:

Search and BI - Ramesh K. Balasubramanian is passionate technologist with experience in content management, search, analytics and large data processing systems. Ramesh currently works as a Principal Engineer at Qualcomm.

Data Vault and the Highly Integrated Data Warehouse - Greg Sitzman is a passionate technologist with over 6 years’ experience implementing data vault and 17 years’ overall experience in business intelligence, data warehousing and marketing analytics in online retail.