New Technology Concepts – Using a Graph Database for a Data Warehouse

It’s often the case that I find myself spending a good deal of time helping clients with projects to measure and  analyze their businesses that I end up neglecting some activities where the benefit is not immediately measurable. Attending industry seminars is one of those activities so I’m glad that I forced myself to take the time to attend TDWI’s Minneapolis meeting in December.

Dan Bennett of Thomson Reuters presenting at TDWI

One of the presentations covered a new concept that may not be familiar to many people – even many people who work extensively on reporting and analytics projects: Graph Databases.  Dan Bennett, VP of Enterprise Data Services and Thomson Reuters, covered TR’s use of Graph Databases to efficiently store data in a way that makes it easily used by a number of applications in their organization including reporting/analytics and for providing metadata in Reuters articles. Read More