Entries by Nirav Valia

Learn Why So Many Companies Are Turning to
a Hub-and-Spoke Data Model

In today’s world, data is everything and the pressure to go digital  is constant.  Data-driven decision making is critical for organizations across industries to stay competitive. As a result, companies are aiming to achieve a maturity level that enables them to make decisions based on “collective facts” instead of facts  from siloed datasets. Organizations need […]

Ironside’s smart, time-bound, and ROI-focused approach to AI

Be sure to check out our Take30 webinar this Thursday around the approach and features of Ironside’s AscentAI. Artificial Intelligence, at its core, is a wide ranging tool that enables us to think differently on how to integrate information, analyze data, and use the resulting insights to improve decision making. With the current shift to […]


Snowflake: A Modern Cloud-Based SQL Data Warehouse

With the maturing and ever increasing acceptance of the cloud across multiple industries and the data gravity gradually moving to the cloud, i.e. more data being generated in the cloud, we are seeing some interesting cloud-based data and analytics platforms offering unique capabilities. Some of these platforms could be disruptive to the established market leaders […]


Do You Have a Big Data Problem?

By now, we’ve all heard the V3 definition for Big Data maybe a million times: Volume (Size of Data), Variety (Type of Data) and Velocity (Frequency of Data) with Veracity (Accuracy of Derived Insights) thrown in as an extra sometimes. The issue is that this all-too-common definition has caused some confusion in organizations around who […]


Migrating from Oracle to Netezza

Many are looking to IBM Puredata System for Analytics (Netezza) but are unsure of the complexity of implementation. Is it a lift and shift? Is there redevelopment involved? The focus of this article is to describe the process for migrating from Oracle. At a high level this process is the same when migrating from other […]

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Netezza – Design Best Practices & Guidelines

Today’s big data challenges for both transactions and analytics are increasing demands on data systems. Traditional data warehouses sometimes struggle as they are often NOT designed to meet the demands of advanced analytics on big data. That’s where solutions like Netezza come in. IBM PureData for Analytics (formerly Netezza) is a data warehouse appliance that […]

IBM Netezza: The Importance of Data Distribution for Optimal Performance

What is Netezza? Netezza is a dedicated data warehouse appliance that uses a proprietary architecture called Asymmetric Massively Parallel Processing (AMPP) that combines open blade-based servers and disk storage with a proprietary data filtering process using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Netezza integrates a database, server, and storage, which are all interconnected by a powerful network […]