Greetings to all of you! This is the first of hopefully many columns that I will contribute to DM Review. I think is it important to understand an author's background so that you can put his or her observations, recommendations and suggestions into the proper context. This month, I will share my background and set the groundwork for the following months.

I have been working in the data warehousing industry for almost 18 years, since before it was even called data warehousing! It all began when I was assigned to a project evaluating decision support software products in the mid- eighties. As I began working with the different technologies, one in particular really impressed me. I found it to be intuitive, powerful and very different from any other system of any sort that I had ever seen. The company provided everything from the operating system, cabling and database hardware and software to the workstation hardware and software. The hardware was a light gray color and the keyboard and mouse were infrared –­ no wires. All the customer needed to supply was the data! It was my first exposure to Metaphor.

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