Cloud at Scale for Modern Data Warehousing - New Approaches for New Business Uses and Technical Requirements
Webinar Speaker: Philip Russom, Senior Research Director for Data Management
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET
New approaches for new business uses and technical requirements
A recent TDWI survey reveals that roughly a quarter of organizations polled already have a data warehouse that is deployed exclusively in the cloud. Another quarter have a hybrid data warehouse that distributes data across data platforms on premises and the cloud. Clearly, the cloud is firmly established as a viable platform for data warehousing.
In a related trend, organizations of many sizes and industries continue to modernize their data warehouses so they can keep pace with evolving data and growing data-driven practices in analytics and self-service. Modernization takes many forms, but several of them involve the adoption of new data platforms, and users increasingly choose cloud-based platforms.
These two trends intersect such that data warehouse modernization and cloud adoption often go hand in hand. This is largely because both seek to ensure extreme scalability, lower administrative and platform costs, and support new business analytics. This webinar will discuss both practices, with a focus on coordinating the two.
The discussion presents six key recommendations:
- Understand the weaknesses and omissions of your current DW before planning its modernization and migration to the cloud
- Understand the new analytics demanded by your business and how a modernized cloud DW can support these
- Embrace the cloud for its benefits to the modern data warehouse
- Decide which pieces of DW architecture to retain and improve versus those to replace with a cloud solution
- Consider a hybrid architecture for your modern data warehouse
- Develop a detailed, phased plan for data warehouse modernization and cloud migration
Philip Russom, Ph.D.