|The Logical Data Warehouse|
Your organisation’s information needs change just as rapidly as the world in which we live. The ability to anticipate new requests faster, has become critical. You want to be able to access new data sources with the push of a button; it should not take weeks or months. In this day and age, traditional data warehouses cannot keep up with the rapid changes in requests and the increase in data. With a Logical Data Warehouse, Kadenza helps you turn ‘information agility’ into a reality.
Information available 10 - 100 x faster
A logical data warehouse integrates data sources in real-time, without duplicating data – irrespective of the structure, technology or location. It is much faster and less expensive to access new data sources and implement changes, compared to traditional solutions. The logical data warehouse gives everyone in the organisation an unequivocal, integrated view of all available information, along with the ease of freely being able to choose the software for analysis and visualisation.
Local freedom, central approach
A logical data warehouse is the ideal foundation for self-service BI. New information needs can be fulfilled at an incredible pace, from one controlled approach. With one uniform information model and all business logic in one location, everyone looks at one version of the truth. Data does not roam through the organisation freely, but is traceable.
You can implement a logical data warehouse in your existing IT landscape, but in many cases, it pays to add technology for data virtualisation. Kadenza is Denodo’s exclusive partner for the Benelux. Denodo – market leader in data virtualisation software – provides a platform that is scalable for smaller environments, right up to complex, company-wide and business-critical implementations.
Kadenza helps with the migration to a logical data warehouse, in controllable steps. Firstly, we virtualise the existing data warehouses and data marts, so that pre-existing investments can be put to good use. Afterwards, existing analyses, reports and dashboards are linked to the first version of the logical data warehouse. For the third step, we add new data sources, and look at the best approach for each source: replication or virtualisation. During this renovation phase, the ‘information system’ simply remains open!
From advice to training
Curious? Plan a workshop with Kadenza. Our consultants explain what a logical data warehouse can mean to your organisation, and which technology is best suited to your situation. They also look at the (potential) impact of a logical data warehouse on your processes and people. This is how all the ingredients for a solid action plan are generated. We also train your employees, so we can work on the migration to a resilient organisation, together!
Independent consultant, teacher and author, Rick van der Lans, explains:
“It has to be faster!”
- A logical data warehouse architecture provides much more flexibility and productivity
- The use-by-date for the classical data warehouse has expired
- Thanks to data virtualisation, we can switch to a logical data warehouse, step by step
Clients appreciate us for our sincere interest, professionalism and the results that we achieve.
- Business applications, organisation or technology: our employees know what is involved.
- We build bridges in the data-driven organisation. Bridges between business and IT and between technology and user.
- The experience that we have acquired is incorporated into tools, methods and reusable knowledge.