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  • Complex Data Integration: Best Practices

    With 25 years plus experience as a Data Architect in both Fortune 500 and start up business I’ve seen a lot of pain points of complex data integration. Let’s list out typical issues facing data integration; (Note: This article is a work in progress) Poorly designed data models (This deserves 5 bullet points) Large and/or […]

  • ETL MongoDB and SQL

    ETL MongoDB to Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL & Postgres Note: This article is a work in progress. MongoDB is a Json based NoSQL database that stores your hierarchical data in a collection (equivalent to a table in a SQL database). MongoDB is schema-less because it’s Json schema can be modified without executing explicit commands. SQL […]

  • ETL of Loan Boarding / Mortgage Servicing

    Problems: ETL of Boarding Loans ETL of loan boarding is a complex data integration process that is a significant pain point for the mortgage servicing industry. Mortgage transfers contain a lot of files, requiring a lot of data mappings to be managed. Compound that with every mortgage servicer have slightly different file format standards so […]

  • Complex Data Integration: Best Practices

    With 25 years plus experience as a Data Architect in both Fortune 500 and start up business I’ve seen a lot of pain points of complex data integration. Let’s list out typical issues facing data integration; Poorly designed data models (This deserves 5 bullet points) Large and/or complex schema Poorly structured flat files Large SQL […]

  • Balancing End User Needs with Flexible Data Architectures

    By Jared DeckerExpertAnalytics.com To accommodate the massive influx and wide variety of data that organizations are capturing and storing for analytical and strategic value, approaches that accommodate flexible data structures and file types (such as data lakes) are increasingly common.   These architectures require few accommodations when bringing data in but can involve significant processing […]

  • Debunking the Visual vs Tabular Preference Dichotomy in Data Analysis Presentations

    By Jared DeckerExpertAnalytics.com We often come across people that self-identify as fitting into one of two categories: visual people or numbers people.  This discussion often comes up when determining how data should be presented to different business audiences using business intelligence and analytics tools that have been purchased by the company or custom-developed in-house.  Often times we […]

  • Declarative ETL Cost Savings

    Legacy ETL solutions are a procedural programming exercise. An ETL process starts with a source query pulling data, then through some workflow steps the data transformations are executed with data finally applied at the destination. Intelligent Integration’s Json document framework fundamentally changes the traditional paradigm from procedural programming to declarative. In declarative programming the goal […]