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The Importance of Data Mapping for Data Integration Projects

Data mapping (source-to-target mapping) is an essential activity for all data integration, business intelligence, and analytics initiatives Introduction Data mapping is among the most important design steps in data migration, data integration, and business intelligence projects. Mapping source to target data greatly influences project success – perhaps more than any other task. The outcome of the mapping process is a

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Data Rationalization and Semantic Resolution

Data rationalization through managed metadata and data modeling, can support semantic resolution, enabling improved analysis and knowledge transfer. Introduction Across the Internet and within internal systems, ontologies are used to improve search capabilities and make inferences for improved human or computer reasoning. By relating terms in ontology, the user doesn’t need to know the exact term actually stored in the

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Facilitate Customer Integration using Generic Dimensional Modeling Techniques

Customer data integration can be improved by using generic dimensional modeling techniques Introduction If you are undertaking a Customer Data Integration (CDI) or Customer Master Data Management (MDM) project as part of a dimensional modeling endeavor, how will you tackle the problem of how to store customer addresses? Using customer addresses for direct marketing, analysis of household penetration, customer retention

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The Importance of Data Integration

Following some proven guidelines for data integration will ensure success in data warehousing and business intelligence, analytics and related systems initiatives. Introduction Almost every Chief Information Officer (CIO) has the goal of integrating their organization’s data.  In fact, the issue of data integration has risen all the way to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) level

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The Data Constraint to Successful Enterprise Integration

Data Integration is essential for successful information management and business intelligence Introduction Without data integration, enterprise integration is extremely costly and overly complex.  Many businesses are convinced that Business Intelligence the Internet, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are critical, strategic areas of investment.  However, most organizations are struggling to deploy the enabling technologies.  What are the constraints that prevent businesses

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