Data Warehouse or Data Lake – Which is Best?

Computers are good at many things, but let’s focus on just two attributes — sorting and searching — and their relationship to data warehouses and data lakes. What I like about these two attributes is their relatability, in that we sort and search for things every day. We might sort books in our bookshelf in alphabetical order. Or if we…

DIA Webinar Recap: The Missed Promise of Hadoop and New and Emerging Technologies

Our August webinar, a monthly partnership with DATAVERSITY, covered Hadoop, which entered the scene with great fanfare but now seems to be on its way out. Or is it? Are the pundits just pontificating, or is there something to their end-of-life proclamations? In our webinar, The Missed Promise of Hadoop and New and Emerging Technologies, Kelle O’Neal and John Ladley…

DIA Webinar Recap: Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture

Simplifying things doesn’t mean it’s simple or easy to do, but it’s a worthwhile effort that can deliver value. This was the underlying theme of our February DATAVERSITY webinar, Simplifying Data Lake and Modern BI Architecture, which was sponsored by Looker Data. Our webinar presenters, Founder and CEO of First San Francisco Partners Kelle O’Neal and our Chief Delivery Officer…

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Lake Architecture

More than 250 data management professionals dialed in to our October webinar on Data Lake Architecture. The webinar, which is part of the Data Insights & Analytics series, is produced in partnership with DATAVERSITY and is the first Thursday of each month. First San Francisco Partners’ John Ladley and Kelle O’Neal were the webinar presenters. They shared their perspectives on…

DIA Webinar Recap: Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse

Are you Team Data Lake or Team Data Warehouse? Which one does your organization have and actively use? Are there plans to enhance (i.e., improve, streamline and/or upgrade or replace) your data repository this year? If you’re interested in getting First San Francisco Partners’ take on the “best” solution for your organization, we hope you attended our February 2 Data Insights & Analytics (DIA) webinar.