DM Review interviews Ralph Kimball

Most data professionals know who Ralph Kimball is. He's featured in Intelligent Enterprise and is considered one of the the "Fathers of Data Warehousing" (the other being Bill Inmon).

DM Review interviewed him in the current issue and I recommend that any of you data folks out there should read it.

My favorite quote "The best data warehousing person is permanently confused about whether they like the technology or the business better. I don't think you can outsource that, and overall I think the pendulum needs to swing back in favor of IT people who are simultaneously connected to the business and the technology." I think this comment is true of any really great IT pro (especially us Data People).

Until next time...Rich


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