Russell Beech, Founder of BI System Builders & Cornerstone Solution®
I architect data solutions and superintend the solutions that I architect. I build teams that are usually a mix of full-time employees and sub-contractors. I ensure mentoring and knowledge transfer. The emergence of big data has opened the door to a rise in interest in predictive analytics aka machine learning. The technology changes have provided the opportunity to architect data solutions which combine enterprise data warehousing experience with data lake concepts and to apply knowledge of statistics to that data to deliver predictive analytics. To that end I’m putting effort into understanding how the evolving technologies hook in to each other. I have a focused interest in big data technologies especially on the Google Cloud Platform. Technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Apache Beam, BigQuery and Tensorflow (machine learning) and their integration/virtualization with the enterprise data warehouse.
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Query as a Web Service is a wizard-based application that enables users to create custom web services for specific queries against a SAP Business Objects universe. Once they have been created the queries can be integrated with other applications or tools. The integration ensures that the SAP Business Objects universe becomes the central hub for delivering secure, trusted information wherever it is needed. For example, a Web Service Query on a SAP Business Objects universe can be used to feed data in to a Xcelsius dashboard. The wizard is a client based component that is simple to use enabling both application developers and business users to quickly create their own queries. After creating the query a URL is generated for the Web Service. The URL can then be added to other applications. The generated Web Service can be consumed by any web service-enabled application.
SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator XI is a truly industrial strength ETL solution which is an integrated part of the SAP BusinessObjects XI platform. It can be combined with Data Quality for data cleansing and/or Metadata Manager to give visibility into the data elements from ETL through to reporting.