It is difficult to translate a software development methodology to data warehousing, but it can be done. In this interview with TDWIs David Stodder, Bruce Szalwinski discusses the value found in Cobalts commitment to the iterative style and incremental delivery of agile development for data warehousing.
Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with the potential for significant impact on the organization in the next three years. Factors that denote significant impact include a high potential for disruption to the business, end users or IT, the need for a major investment, or the risk of being late to adopt.
The top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.