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TDWI Checklist Reports

TDWI Checklist Reports provide an overview of success factors for a specific project in business intelligence, data warehousing, or a related data management discipline. Companies may use this overview to get organized before beginning a project or to identify goals and areas of improvement for current projects.


Checklist Report Top Ten BP for Data Integration

TDWI Checklist Report // Top Ten Best Practices for Data Integration

May 28, 2010

The guidelines listed in this TDWI Checklist Report can help you achieve more modern, high-value, diverse, independent, well-designed, far-reaching, green, collaborative, and well-governed uses of data integration tools and techniques.


TDWI Checklist Report Operational Data Quality

TDWI Checklist Report // Operational Data Quality

May 14, 2010

This TDWI Checklist Report provides recommendations for improving the quality of operational data, which in turn contributes to an organization’s drive toward operational excellence.


Data Federation

TDWI Checklist Report // Data Federation

November 1, 2009

Data federation is an important tool in today’s data integration portfolio. Data and application architects use the middleware to query and join data from multiple sources on the fly and deliver the results to data-hungry decision makers. It makes a lot of sense to use data federation tools when it takes too long or costs too much to create a persistent store of consolidated data, such as a data warehouse or data mart.


Mainframe Modernization

TDWI Checklist Report // Mainframe Modernization

October 1, 2009

There is no question that IBM System z mainframes continue to serve a wide range of organizations by providing a secure, high-performance, and scalable computing platform that’s hard to match on other systems. The issue comes when you attempt to extend mainframe data or applications to participate in new business applications on so-called open systems (servers running Linux, UNIX, or Windows) and Web environments (whether Internet, intranet, or extranet).


Enterprise Data Management

TDWI Checklist Report // Enterprise Data Management

October 1, 2009

Download this TDWI Checklist Report to learn more about enterprise data management (EDM), a best practice for unifying diverse data management disciplines.


TDWI Checklist Report: Data Requirements for Advanced Analytics

TDWI Checklist Report // Data Requirements for Advanced Analytics

September 1, 2009

According to a survey from TDWI Research, 38% of organizations surveyed are practicing advanced analytics today, whereas 85% say they’ll be practicing it within three years. These organizations will face challenges as they move into advanced analytics. Many don’t understand that reporting and analytics are different practices, often with different data requirements. Most of these organizations are experienced in data integration, data quality, data modeling, and so on; yet, they don’t know how to adjust these data management practices to fit the needs of advanced analytics.


Self-Service BI

TDWI Checklist Report // Self-Service BI

July 1, 2009

This TDWI Checklist Report outlines several techniques that can help your organization successfully implement self-service BI.


Data Synchronization

TDWI Checklist Report // Data Synchronization

May 1, 2009

The amount of operational and transactional data being integrated and synchronized across enterprise applications continues to grow. As a consequence, tools and techniques for data synchronization are used today at an unprecedented level. The practice of data synchronization—or simply "data sync"—is driven up by leading trends in data-driven business activities.


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