Month: February 2013

Everything takes longer than you think it will (especially hiring!)

I am, admittedly, an incredibly impatient person. It’s one of the reasons I LOVE the internet; instant gratification. I can get the answer to that question about a movie, or immediately order something I want (from Amazon, natch), without ever having to leave my home (and often without even having to get out of the …

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Why transactional databases don't make good data warehouses

Very often I’m asked by my clients: “Why can’t I get a report out of my database comparing year-to-year data on membership?” And the simple fact is, transactional databases do not make good data warehouses. Transactional databases, by their nature, are dealing with dynamic data. This means the data is changing frequently. Whether it’s something …

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