Portals eNewsletters Web Seminars dataWarehouse.com DM Review Magazine
DM Review | Covering Business Intelligence, Integration & Analytics
   Covering Business Intelligence, Integration & Analytics Advanced Search
advertisement

RESOURCE PORTALS
View all Portals

WEB SEMINARS
Scheduled Events

RESEARCH VAULT
White Paper Library
Research Papers

CAREERZONE
View Job Listings
Post a job

Advertisement

INFORMATION CENTER
DM Review Home
Newsletters
Current Magazine Issue
Magazine Archives
Online Columnists
Ask the Experts
Industry News
Search DM Review

GENERAL RESOURCES
Bookstore
Buyer's Guide
Glossary
Industry Events Calendar
Monthly Product Guides
Software Demo Lab
Vendor Listings

DM REVIEW
About Us
Press Releases
Awards
Advertising/Media Kit
Reprints
Magazine Subscriptions
Editorial Calendar
Contact Us
Customer Service

Given the often predicted growth in demand for data warehousing, data mining and business intelligence capabilities as a result of the e-commerce boom,

    Ask The Experts published in DMReview.com
April 1, 2000
 
  By David Marco and Chuck Kelley

Q:  

Given the often predicted growth in demand for data warehousing, data mining and business intelligence capabilities as a result of the e-commerce boom, I am studying the transition from being a software project manager to a data miner and/or data warehouser. So, given the individual strengths and positions of SQL, Oracle and IBM in the database world, which certification program would you recommend for me, a software project manager with an MBA and extensive securities and life/health insurance experience? By the way, I live in San Diego, which tends to be a small company city.

A:  

David Marco's Answer: If you want to get into project management for data warehousing and your background is that of a vendor software manager, I would recommend none of these three certifications. Instead I would recommend taking a course specifically on data warehouse project management. Project management has several fundamental differences between software and applications.

Chuck Kelley's Answer: If you want to be the DBA for a data warehouse, the Oracle DBA certification program might be useful since it teaches about DBA functions. As for general certification programs for data warehousing, I do not know of any that I would recommend. There are some good courses available.

...............................................................................

For more information on related topics visit the following related portals...
Data Mining and Business Intelligence (BI).

David Marco is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of enterprise architecture, data warehousing and business intelligence and is the world's foremost authority on meta data. He is the author of Universal Meta Data Models (Wiley, 2004) and Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository: A Full Life-Cycle Guide (Wiley, 2000). Marco has taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and in 2004 he was selected to the prestigious Crain's Chicago Business "Top 40 Under 40."  He is the founder and president of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Inc., a GSA schedule and Chicago-headquartered strategic partner and systems integrator dedicated to providing companies and large government agencies with best-in-class business intelligence solutions using data warehousing and meta data repository technologies. He may be reached at (866) EWS-1100 or via e-mail at DMarco@EWSolutions.com.

Chuck Kelley is a senior architect in the business intelligence practice for Hitachi Consulting (www.HitachiConsulting.com), a globally recognized leader in delivering value-based business and IT Solutions. Kelley is an internationally known expert in database and data warehousing technology. He has 30 years of experience in designing and implementing operational/production systems and data warehouses. Kelley has worked in some facet of the design and implementation phase of more than 50 data warehouses and data marts. He also teaches seminars, co-authored three books on data warehousing and has been published in many trade magazines on database technology, data warehousing and enterprise data strategies. He can be contacted at chuckkelley@hitachiconsulting.com.

Solutions Marketplace
Provided by IndustryBrains

Autotask: The IT Business Solution
Run your tech support, IT projects and more with our web-based business management. Optimizes resources and tracks billable project and service work. Get a demo via the web, then try it free with sample data. Click here for your FREE WHITE PAPER!

Manage Data Center from Virtually Anywhere!
Learn how SecureLinx remote IT management products can quickly and easily give you the ability to securely manage data center equipment (servers, switches, routers, telecom equipment) from anywhere, at any time... even if the network is down.

Increase Your Existing Data Center Capabilities
Robert Frances Group believes that the enterprise data center is undergoing significant and sustained transformation?and that Azul Systems has delivered on a new approach to delivering processing and memory resources to enterprise applications...

Data Validation Tools: FREE Trial
Protect against fraud, waste and excess marketing costs by cleaning your customer database of inaccurate, incomplete or undeliverable addresses. Add on phone check, name parsing and geo-coding as needed. FREE trial of Data Quality dev tools here.

Free EII Buyer's Guide
Understand EII - Trends. Tech. Apps. Calculate ROI. Download Now.

Click here to advertise in this space


E-mail This Ask The Experts E-Mail This Ask The Experts
Printer Friendly Version Printer-Friendly Version
Related Content Related Content
Request Reprints Request Reprints
Advertisement
advertisement
Site Map Terms of Use Privacy Policy
SourceMedia (c) 2006 DM Review and SourceMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
SourceMedia is an Investcorp company.
Use, duplication, or sale of this service, or data contained herein, is strictly prohibited.