Two Approaches to Scalable Database Design

Any form of application used for data analysis is stringently dependant on its ability to retrieve queries fast. However, when…

Tech Talk | 7 min read

The Case for Automated ETL vs Manual Coding

Since the emergence of the first automated ETL tools, the data science community has debated the merits of using such…

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Tech Talk | 3 min read

6 Questions to Ask When Preparing Data for Analysis

Data preparation is perhaps the most important step in any type of serious data analysis. And while it would be…

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BI Best Practices | 6 min read

10 Techniques to Boost Your Data Modeling

With new possibilities for enterprises to easily access and analyze their data to improve performance, data modeling is morphing too….

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mysql storage engines
Tech Talk | 5 min read

The Beginner’s Guide to MySQL Storage Engines

When a database is created, one often overlooked but critical factor in performance is the storage engine (particularly as the…

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Surrogate key vs natural key
Tech Talk | 7 min read

When (And How) to Use Surrogate Keys

As those of you who have watched my recent webinar Data Modeling Fundamentals With Sisense ElastiCube might recall, a primary…

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Business Perspectives | 8 min read

Understanding Self-Service BI in the Cloud: What Really Matters?

Cast your mind back to 2004: Britney’s on the radio, the rudimentary first version of Facebook has launched… and Sony’s…

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BI Best Practices | 6 min read

What’s the Difference Between Business Intelligence and Business Analytics?

For your business to thrive, you need to know what’s working, what’s not, and how to improve. That much is…

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Tech Talk | 4 min read

MTD, QTD and YTD Values Explained

Are you trying to find a reliable way to figure out how to answer vital business questions and establish trends…

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Complex Data
BI Best Practices | 7 min read

7 Signs You’re Dealing with Complex Data

We talk a lot about complex data and the challenges and opportunities it poses for your business intelligence. But what…

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Tech Talk | 8 min read

8 Ways to Fine-tune your SQL Queries (for production databases)

This article covers best practices for running analytical queries (SQL Queries) on production databases. Looking for a solution that will…

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Business Perspectives | 5 min read

4 Business Intelligence Users You’ll Encounter in Any Company

Once upon a time business intelligence was the domain of IT teams and data analysts. IT was like the gatekeeper…

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data warehouse
Tech Talk | 7 min read

Hadoop and Data Warehousing: Rivals, Dream Team or the New B-List?

Spare a thought for that grand dame of the data management world, the data warehouse. Over the past two decades,…

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Data Preparation
Tech Talk | 7 min read

How to Supercharge Your Business Analytics Using R

The following is an excerpt from our recent webinars on using advanced statistics to boost business performance. You can watch…

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Anthony Hopkins
Tech Talk | 6 min read

What Can Anthony Hopkins Teach You About Machine Learning?

If you’re a regular here on the Sisense blog, you’re probably pretty comfortable with terms like ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘cognitive…

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