Recent Work: Philip Russom

Philip Russom

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

Senior Director of TDWI Research for data management

Philip Russom, Ph.D., is senior director of TDWI Research for data management and is a well-known figure in data management and business intelligence circles, having published numerous research reports, magazine articles, opinion columns, and more. Before joining TDWI in 2005, Russom was an industry analyst covering BI at Forrester Research and Giga Information Group. He also ran his own business as an independent industry analyst and BI consultant and was a contributing editor with leading IT magazines.



  • Extending Your Data Warehouse Environment with Hadoop: Bringing Enterprise and External Data Together

    Surveys run by TDWI show that roughly a fifth of mature data warehouse environments now include Hadoop in production. Hadoop is becoming entrenched in warehousing because it can improve many components of the data warehouse architecture—from data ingestion to analytics processing to archiving—all at scale with a reasonable price. February 27, 2018 View Now

  • Building a Successful Data Lake in the Cloud

    Data lakes on Hadoop have come on strong in recent years because they help many types of user organizations – from Internet firms to mainstream industries – capture big data at scale and analyze or otherwise process it for business value. December 12, 2017 View Now

  • Location Analytics for Your Data Lake: Driving New Business Insights and Outcomes

    Location information has been a growth area in recent years in data management, as user organizations of many sizes and industries have realized how location information can inspire new business insights, practices, and outcomes. In response, many users have reworked older enterprise data environments to enrich the data with more location information. At the same time they have begun capturing data from new sources that include location information, especially from sensors, machines, devices, vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Much of this new data is being managed in data lakes, which in turn are usually deployed atop Hadoop. November 30, 2017 View Now

  • IoT’s Impact on Data Warehousing: Defining IoT in Terms of Its Data Requirements

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing paradigm where a widening range of physical devices—including smartphones, vehicles, shipping pallets, kitchen appliances, manufacturing robots, and anything fitted with a sensor—can transmit data about their location, state, activity, and surroundings. Depending on the device type, some may also receive data and instructions that control device behavior. September 14, 2017 View Now

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