Oct 25, 2012

What good is big data if it’s all wrong in the first place?

Every conference I attend is almost guaranteed to have Big Data as a main course on the agenda. The focus is usually on how to manage it once you have it, how to get by with what you’re stuck with, and how in-memory technology can help you access it better.  My view is, why not get it as clean as possible on the way in? Winshuttle for Master Data may contain a number of very useful and critical components of data maintenance and data governance, but the basics of it are very straight-forward. Within minutes I can: Design, create and… Read more

Mar 17, 2011

Help – my system is overloaded with data!

In response to a recent email from a colleague on performance problems at a customer site, I thought I would share some thoughts with you on how to remediate or avoid such problems. My edited version of the problem goes as follows: This customer bought Transaction on just one pilot project in order to evaluate it and see whether to roll it out elsewhere in the organization Their first project bulk loads work orders into SAP, which then processes them via a third party scheduling tool. They had an instance a few months ago where they had a melt down… Read more