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Contributor: Barry Devlin


Dr. Barry Devlin, founder and principal of 9sight Consulting, is among the foremost authorities on business insight and big data, and is one of the founders of data warehousing, having published the first architectural paper on the topic in 1988. With over 30 years of IT experience, including 20 years with IBM as a Distinguished Engineer, he is a widely respected analyst, consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, “Data Warehouse—from Architecture to Implementation” and numerous White Papers. His new book “Business unintelligence—Insight and Innovation beyond Analytics and Big Data” is published later this year. A regular contributor to multiple publications, Barry is based in Cape Town, South Africa and operates worldwide.

  


All articles by Barry Devlin


Historical Data: From Data Warehouse to Immutable Blockchain

For data warehousing, the blockchain has the potential to simplify and even eliminate the process of building history.

Data Warehouses and Data Lakes: Why You Need Both

Big data by itself doesn't mean big value.

The Story Beyond the Visual

Decision makers seek meaning in their information, hoping to achieve wisdom to incorporate into their decisions.

Death of a Decision Maker

Business is all about decisions, but can those decisions be automated? Get ready for decision-making machines.

Big Data and IoT: The Privacy Dilemma

Security will remain a huge problem for the Internet of Things, but technical solutions are available. IoT's privacy dilemma is more fundamental and will require action on three fronts.

Data Warehousing: Thirty Years Old and Still Delivering Value

In an industry where technology is changing so rapidly, such longevity is rare and must point to some fundamental and unchanging truths underlying the design. What fundamental and unchanging truths does such longevity reveal?

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