Check out these white papers by Knoweldge Integrity president David Loshin:
The Analytics Revolution: Optimizing Reporting and Analytics to Make Actionable Intelligence Pervasive - By transitioning from an organic evolution of corporate business intelligence and analytics environment built on top of a myriad of technology components to a strategically architected end-to-end solution, your organization can gain a rapid time to value through real-time, integrated analytics, resulting in advantageous intelligence delivered to the appropriate decision makers at the right time.
New Paradigms for High Performance Analytical Computing - MapReduce and its companion technologies are not a replacement for an interactive analytical database system, but there are specific business processes/applications that benefit from using both in a collaborative manner, particularly where the results of a MapReduce application feed the types of comprehensive analysis and reporting provided by analytical database systems. Written by David Loshin, this paper is intended to consider both approaches, explore their similarities and differences, and demonstrate that a certain synergy can be achieved through a collaborative use of the two approaches.
Five Fundamental Data Quality Practices – By combining good data management practices with the right technology platform, an organization can fully incorporate data quality into the enterprise architecture. This paper describes these practices and looks at the core data services upon which these practices rely.
Core Data Services – Basic Components for Establishing Business Value – This white paper explores how a consolidated set of value-added data services that span the scope of data management best practices can reduce operational costs, increase efficiency and improve the quality and utility of enterprise data.