Saturday, June 30, 2012

What is It?

Ever heard of Business Intelligence?  Data Warehousing?  How about the definition of a "tuple"? Even dictionary.reference.com doesn't have a good definition of the word in terms of BI.  This past week I've heard phrases like
"An attribute must have a direct or transitive relationship to the key attribute", 
or
"What is your philosophy in terms of UDM?".  
What does that even mean?  The challenge, to think at a higher intellectual level and to work on articulating those thoughts, has given me the motivation to move up to the next level in my career.

I'm a Sr. Software Engineer who is starting to get, or perhaps has already acquired, a passion for working with large data.  It's a Saturday afternoon and I'm blogging about work.  Either I'm crazy, or I've found an itch that I can't help but scratch.  Either way, this blog is to document what it is I'm doing, what I have learned, how I learned it, and how it can help you.

This will probably be a bit deep for those that are not familiar with BI.  And, since I'm just starting out, it will probably be a bit shallow for those that are.  Perhaps one day I'll reach a level of understanding in the field and think exceptionally high of myself.  Then I'll call a mentor in the field and be reminded of my inferiority.  Either way, when I'm done, I'll have a clear path to success, or a clear path to failure.  Both of which, I'm told, are valuable.


ETL,
Josh