The Marriage of BI and Big Data Business unIntelligence with Barry Devlin

As big data and business analytics become the norm, companies with existing data warehouse architectures are worrying how these new approaches relate to traditional BI and what must be done to implement new analytic systems. Unfortunately, much current advice focuses on what’s new rather than what to do to get from current systems to fully integrated big data and analytics and reap the clear benefits. What is needed is a new information architecture that combines the best of current data warehousing approaches and facilitates integration of what is new. This TechTalk is based on Barry Devlin's new book Business unIntelligence - Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data and will cover:

  • Business drivers and results of the emerging biz-tech ecosystem
  • Modern conceptual and logical architectures for information, process and people
  • Positioning of all forms of business analytics and big data

Barry Devlin

Dr. Barry Devlin is a founder of the data warehousing industry, defining its first architecture in 1985. A foremost authority on business intelligence (BI), big data and beyond, he is respected worldwide as a visionary and thought-leader in the evolving industry. He has authored two ground-breaking books: the classic Data Warehouse–from Architecture to Implementation and Business unIntelligence–Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data in 2013. Barry has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, previously with IBM, as a consultant, manager, and distinguished engineer. As founder and principal of 9sight in 2008, Barry provides strategic consulting and thought-leadership to buyers and vendors of BI and Big Data solutions. He is an associate editor of TDWI’s Journal of Business Intelligence, and a regular keynote speaker, teacher and writer on all aspects of information creation and use. Barry operates worldwide from Cape Town, South Africa.