Donald Farmer, Qlik VP of Innovation and Design, Speaking with TimeXtender in May 2nd Session

As businesses move from top-down/IT-driven business intelligence stacks to bottom-up/self-service BI tools, the traditional enterprise data warehouse (EDWs) has failed to evolve. EDWs are notorious for taking months to setup, typically costing a company a small fortune. Even more problematic is that once EDWs are deployed to production, it is as if they are written in stone – rigid, with even modest changes taking weeks to implement.

While it’s true that before the age of self-service, a slowly implemented and slowly evolving EDW was not ideal, at least organizations could get by. But in today’s self-service business environment, where employees are asking new questions based on insights provided by the data, it's unthinkable to have a slowly evolving EDW. It is essential that a data hub evolve as quickly as the business evolves.  

Given the mismatch between EDWs and the need required in this self-service era, we must ask ourselves:  Isn’t it time to shift gears to a Modern Data Warehouse? Furthermore, shouldn’t this Modern Data Warehouse provide the governance that is required of IT, but enable the speed and agility demanded by business users? The answer is a resounding yes! The Modern Data Warehouse addresses these problems, is lighting fast in its initial setup, and is built for agility, so that every week it is updated based on the constant evolving demands of the business and its users.

In this presentation, attendees will hear why companies are shifting to the Modern Data Warehouse, and issues to consider regarding this changeover.