KPI Partners Blog

Informatica SAP Connector Explained

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

by Balaswamy Kaladi

This blog describes how to configure Informatica’s SAP NetWeaver R/3 to connect with SAP BW, extracting data directly from SAP transparent tables. It details setup steps on Informatica and BW servers, as well as what’s required from a developer’s perspective.

It’s also important to note that there are two ways to connect SAP BW from Informatica, i.e.

  1. Using Informatica’s SAP BW Connector – this extraction is driven by an Infospoke and extracts data via the Open Hub Services (OHS)
  2. Using Informatica’s SAP NetWeaver R/3 Connector – this allows data extraction directly from a SAP transparent table

This blog details the second method i.e. using Informatica's SAP NetWeaver R/3 Connector.

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Tags: Informatica SAP Connector

Data Warehousing and Analytics Using Amazon Redshift

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 01:33 PM

by Balaswamy Kaladi

In today’s world of big data, analytics, and data warehousing, data volumes continue to grow, seemingly only matched by businesses’ appetite to exploit data for commercial advantage, and do so ever more quickly.

Historically, to deal with the kind of large data volumes that are now becoming commonplace, expensive and heavyweight technologies from vendors such as Teradata, Netezza and Vertica were needed. These typically cost millions of dollars, and required hardware, software, and consulting.

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Tags: Blog, Data Warehousing, Amazon Redshift, AWS

Cassandra Installation, Configuration and Multi-Data Center Clustering

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 11:39 AM

by Santoshkumar Lakkanagaon

What are the different types of Cassandra distributions available?

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Tags: Blog, Cassandra, Multi-Data Center, Cassandra Installation, Cassandra Configuration

Evaluating the Cloud for Your Data Warehouse

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 12:13 PM

by Ron Cruz

Thinking of moving to a cloud based data warehouse platform? Here’s what you need to evaluate and learn how to do it.

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Tags: Ron Cruz, Blog, Cloud, Data Warehousing

An Introduction to Apache Cassandra

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 05:35 PM

by Santoshkumar Lakkanagaon

Modern Big Data requirements include:

  • Multi-region availability
  • Fast and reliable response
  • No single point of failure
  • Scalability

Traditional relational databases (RDBMS) are not enough to meet these requirements because the relational model provides normalized schema, table joins and ACID compliance which causes a massive overhead for big data. In order to support these features, we need high-end systems which are not cost effective. Additionally, such systems often require substantial downtime.

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Tags: Blog, Cassandra

What Is A Data Scientist?

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

by Jeremiah Johnson

Data scientists are master communicators.  They speak fluently with people in operations areas and those in information technology departments.  They understand technical jargon, business lingo and are information experts.  Unlike a jack-of-all-trades, who knows a lot but masters nothing, data scientists know plenty and often are experts in many fields.  Most importantly, they find solutions for business problems.

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Tags: Data Warehousing, Database, Data Scientist, Big Data, Data Discovery, Business Intelligence, ETL, Jeremiah Johnson, Data Integration, Blog, Datastax

The Grammar of Business Intelligence

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

by Ron Cruz

Business Intelligence has changed. There are new disruptive technologies, the cloud, and a paradigm shift that is putting more power into the hands of users instead of IT. More competition has allowed companies that have never had a chance to get into business intelligence to enter into the world of BI. Competition has also lead to more functionality to make true the promise of Business Intelligence. 

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Tags: KPI Cloud Analytics, Ron Cruz, Retail, Business Intelligence, Blog, data information, visualization, Data Architecture

Education Analytics - Key Metrics for Instructor Planning

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

by Parul Singh

Teaching is a complex, multifaceted activity that often requires the instructors to juggle between multiple tasks and goals simultaneously. The following are the small but powerful set of metrics that can interpret workloads and instructor assignments to make a better decision for effective and efficient instructor planning for courses. This would also support budget, resource allocation analyses and decision-making. 

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Tags: Student Information Analytics, Higher Education BI, Blog

Cloud Reporting For Major Oracle E-Business Suite Modules

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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Tags: Webinar, Sid Goel, Oracle E-Business Suite, Jeremiah Johnson, Video, Oracle BICS, KPI Cloud Analytics, Diane Grace, Alan Lee, Todd LaFavers

Attaching A Visual Face To Hadoop With Oracle Big Data Discovery

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

by Mangesh Dange

Oracle Big Data Discovery is a set of end-to-end visual analytic capabilities that leverage the power of Hadoop to transform raw data into business insight in minutes, without the need to learn complex products or rely only on highly skilled resources. 

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Tags: Blog, Big Data, ETL, Oracle Big Data Discovery, Hadoop, Mangesh Dange