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Metric Trees in the Footsteps of Frameworks like Kimball
May 30, 2024
Product
Metric Trees in the Footsteps of Frameworks like Kimball

Metric Trees could become a canonical framework like Kimball's

Vijay Subramanian
Data DAGs for Producers, Metric Graphs for Consumers
Dec 6, 2023
Key Trends
Data DAGs for Producers, Metric Graphs for Consumers

Could "metric graphs" enable data consumers?

Vijay Subramanian
Metric Tree Example: A Profit Tree for Trace Nutrition Shop
Aug 22, 2023
Product
Metric Tree Example: A Profit Tree for Trace Nutrition Shop

Sharing a rich real-world example of a metric tree

Vijay Subramanian
Kimball's Modeling Approach: A Few Drawbacks
Aug 15, 2023
Key Trends
Kimball's Modeling Approach: A Few Drawbacks

Investigating a few drawbacks to Kimball's modeling approach

Vijay Subramanian
The Lasting Power of Kimball's Modeling Approach
Aug 10, 2023
Key Trends
The Lasting Power of Kimball's Modeling Approach

A look at the lasting power of Kimball's dimensional modeling approach

Vijay Subramanian
Metrics Layer: 2 Years In
Aug 1, 2023
Key Trends
Metrics Layer: 2 Years In

An examination of "metrics layers" two years in - after the early buzz

Vijay Subramanian
Metrics - We Have Too Many or Too Few
Jun 22, 2023
Data Culture
Metrics - We Have Too Many or Too Few

Utilize metric trees to avoid the "too many/too few" debate.

Vijay Subramanian
In the data domain, it is Transformations all the way
Apr 27, 2023
Data Culture
In the data domain, it is Transformations all the way

The different types of data transformations from raw to final

Vijay Subramanian
The Perennial Tension: Governance vs Flexibility
Feb 15, 2023
Key Trends
The Perennial Tension: Governance vs Flexibility

The tension between governed data and consumer flexibility.

Vijay Subramanian
Dashboards vs Self-Service Analytics and Operations
Dec 1, 2022
Key Trends
Dashboards vs Self-Service Analytics and Operations

Why dashboards are the default vs self-serve analytics

Vijay Subramanian
The Business Semantic Graph
Aug 3, 2022
Product
The Business Semantic Graph

We look at an example of a business semantic graph.

Vijay Subramanian
I wish I knew SQL
Apr 28, 2022
Data Culture
I wish I knew SQL

Why this feeling exists, and what's the way forward.

Vijay Subramanian