As we all know, cloud is the big thing these days. Getting bigger everyday it seems.
It may get even bigger than Big Data!
If you, like me, are a data warehousing or BI professional, you have probably been wondering how this all fits in the cloud world. You may have even heard of data warehousing “in the cloud”.
But what does that really mean? What is a cloud data warehouse?
Well thanks to Snowflake Computing, it just got a little easier to answer this question.
They sponsored the development of a new book called Cloud Data Warehousing for Dummies. Yup, an actual Dummies guide for this. And yes, yours truely, got to have a hand in editing and writing the book.
And the best part – it is FREE!
Researching and helping to write the book was very educational for me. I learned a lot in the process about what constitutes a cloud data warehouse, the difference between a platform in the cloud and a real service in the cloud, and what characteristics folks should look for when choosing one.
I also learned to say “on-premises” instead of “on-premise.” 🙂
The chapters of the book cover:
- An introduction to cloud data warehousing
- Why the modern data warehouse emerged
- The criteria for selecting a modern data warehouse
- On-premises vs cloud data warehousing
- Comparing cloud data warehousing solutions
- A six-step guide to choosing a cloud data warehouse
It also includes several real-world customer case studies.
Even though Snowflake sponsored the book, it is vendor agnostic. It really is a book designed to get you introduced to the concepts and to get you thinking about what you might want in a cloud-based data warehousing system.
It is ideal for anyone who is considering making that transition to the cloud.
So head on over to this site and download your FREE copy today!
To infinity and beyond!
The Data Warrior (with his head in the clouds)
P.S. Forward this to a friend so they can download a copy too!