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Contributor: William McKnight

McKnight Consulting Group is led by William McKnight. He serves as strategist, lead enterprise information architect, and program manager for sites worldwide utilizing the disciplines of data warehousing, master data management, business intelligence, and big data. Many of his clients have gone public with their success stories. McKnight has published hundreds of articles and white papers and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His teams’ implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won awards for best practices. William is a former IT VP of a Fortune 50 company and a former engineer of DB2 at IBM, and holds an MBA. He is author of the book Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data.


All articles by William McKnight

Why Databases Are Moving to the Cloud

A greater comfort with cloud deployment is emerging. Businesses that are migrating databases to the cloud or building databases there are usually doing so as a result of one of the factors outlined in this article.

NoSQL Hashing: How Couchbase Does It

How do NoSQL databases distribute data in order to provide low-cost elastic scalability?

Tunable Consistency in Cassandra NoSQL

Tunable consistency is one of the many points of differentiation between SQL and NoSQL databases. This article explains this important parameter and the tunable consistency options Cassandra provides.

An Introduction to Graph Databases

Graph databases are one of the fastest growing categories in data management, yet they remain an enigma to many. What can these workhorses do for your enterprise?

A Spike Takes the Pressure Off Agile

Transitioning to agile development methods can be easier said than done. One way to facilitate the transition is to schedule "spike" stories for planning and discovery.

Get More Out of Hadoop by Building Your User Community

If you are launching Hadoop in your enterprise, you'll want to get the most out of its rich data. Users across the enterprise have important roles to play in your eventual Hadoop user community.

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