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Push vs. Pull: How Should You Initially Move Your Data

The present data warehouse concern is architectural in nature; should your data movement you’re your source system(s) to your database be kicked off with a push or a pull?  Or to put it another way, do you want to pull the data yourself from the source system, or do you want it delivered to you?  You will find every data warehouse testing this question out before designing their structure. The significance of the question goes far beyond how lazy you are when it comes to getting the data.  There are a few questions you need to answer first, and none of them are really about how lazy you are. The over-simple view would be, “When you need a Windows update for your PC,  would you rather have it run nightly, or kick it off each time yourself?”  I call this over-simple because it only deals with the “Who is in control” aspect, and really, you are in control both ways.  The better question is, “Who is better to inconvenience?”  But as I suggested before, there are other factors which have a greater influence.  Suppose you have a single real-time system that is always up and always very busy, where you  know that the source of the data will have new transactions occurring during your extraction, causing latency issues with your source system.Well, that would be ideally suited to doing a push not a pull. I mean, it is easy to manage a push if you have just one source system, and a pull would really slow your source system down, especially if it hit at a busy time. Maybe the system could even build the source data file(s) for extraction piecemeal during lighter usage periods.  A web  store would be a good source data target for this type of extraction.  It works best in an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) communicating its data across a SOA architecture or in an EAI framework. One  can blame the modern world for the rise of business systems that need to have no downtime.  Now suppose you have a gigantic system like a retail store’s POS, and that store shuts down at night, during which time there is no chance of a sale being processed.  The data payload is very large, and you do not have to worry about latency issues with the source system. This would be a lovely time to do a pull. It would be an even better time to do a pull if multiple  stores in similar time zones are involved where their data could all be processed in parallel, instead of requiring each store to kick of its own process.  This E part of ETL (Extract) is a powerful workhorse that must lock out anyone else from accessing the source data, and solidly continue its job until done. Size does not impact decisions about how and when it works; it kicks off at the scheduled time and runs until it has reached completion. This is the old structure –brick and mortar businesses with regular business hours, and regular hours of not being open.  The real driver of the decision, as I said much earlier, is “Who can I inconvenience?”  If the source data location can be inconvenienced, set it and forget it let the operation kick off by ETL when no one is around to inconvenience.  But if someone is always around who can be inconvenienced, you need a solution other than ETL to avoid latency issues. So just remember the following motto: Data extraction can lead to distraction, but a real-time endeavour wants data more clever.   Author Bio:  Scott Andery is an expert marketer, author and consultant who specialize in software testing tools and resources. He regularly writes and contributes his insightful articles on Advanton Inc., a leading Customer Engagement and Enterprise Solutions Company headquartered in the US with its global delivery centre in India and has over 50 notable clients.

How mobility can bring prosperity to your restaurant’s business?

The hospitality and the restaurant industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. If we look at the data published by ‘Statista’ the food and drinks sale stood at $683 billion alone in the USA in 2014. As per the data more than 82 percent of consumers in the US visited fast food or a dine-in restaurant at least once per week. The estimated sales for the year 2015 – 2016 are expected to reach over 700 billion US dollars. As it is clear from the data that the consumer spending on food are increasing and there are infinite opportunities in the food industry to build a […]

How technology and mobile apps are driving growth for the restaurant and food industry and how vital is it for the growth?

In these times customers have become more sophisticated and they have become more open to the idea of exploring various brand options before spending. Food industry is also experiencing a similar shift in consumer behaviour as consumers have become more conscious towards health, calories, hygiene and of course pricing. Consumers today have more number of options available for dining out or ordering over the phone or online. Digital technology has made consumers more choosy, conscious and aware. But it has also opened new doors of opportunities for the restaurant industry and food chains. The key to growth and profitability lies in satisfying the needs of the consumers to retain them […]

What language to use for Mobile App Development?

As one of the leading enterprise mobile app development company, we are often asked by our clients about the language and platform that we may use to develop the mobile app. So, we thought sharing some knowledge about various languages for developing mobile apps. AS per the data there are over 650,000 apps for iphone and over 600,000 apps for android that are released by the developers worldwide. If you are looking to develop a mobile app for your business or consulting any mobile app development company then selecting the right programming language based on your requirements and your market segment can play a key role in the success of […]

Document Management Scanning and Archival Portal development in Python Django Framework for an insurance broker in the European Region

The Challenge Our client is a mid-sized insurance broker based in Europe and has tie-ups with over 20 leading insurance companies serving over 3 million customers annually. Our client has 3 different branch offices at different locations across the EU region. Due to the regulatory measures and compliance issues in the insurance industry it was vital for the client to maintain electronic records of all the documents and policy papers including the customer specific policy details. They had a legacy Document Management System that was slow, lagging in features and poor archival and retrieval capabilities. They immediately needed a solution that could help them meet compliance and resolve document archival […]

Customer Portal development in PYTHON Django framework for a mortgage company in Australia

The Business Challenge Our client a mid-sized mortgage company in Australia wanted to build a dedicated Customer Portal for its customers. They wanted to enable their customers have access to all the information related to their loan, EMIs, reports and a loan EMI calculator based on unique parameters. They also wanted to introduce collection of payments though direct bank debit and cards, so that customers can pay their due EMIs without any hassles. Also, the Reports and all the financial data have to be made available in a PDF format for downloading at any time. The Solution Since, the client already had a loan origination and approval platform the greatest […]

Datawarehouse implementation on MS SQL Server 2012 for a top Revenue Recovery Agency in the US

Enabling one of the leading Revenue Recovery Agencies in the US to align IT with business for collections process optimization and reduce spending on IT systems through strategic Outsourcing based on our Global Execution Model. We are helping one of the leading Debt collection agencies in the US with revenues in excess of $100mn, reduce IT spending from US $2MN to US $1.2MN annually, leveraging Business Intelligence, Predictive analytics, strategic outsourcing and application maintenance. We’ve enabled the agency have access to the business critical reports and insightful data anytime, across departments and on mobile devices through a single source of information database. Agency has experienced significant improvement in employee productivity […]

Advantages of Odoo implementation as an ERP for large Enterprises and small to mid-sized companies

ODOO ERP – in the CLOUD by ADVANTON Inc. – $9/user/month – Free implementation & customization Whether you are a small business with just 10 employees or a large company with over 1000 employees there are day-to-day tasks such as copying, duplicating and matching the data from multiple sources and synchronizing it between multiple software applications for which your employees spend tiring hours and ultimate make errors because of work overload. The problem is that multiple applications that you use such as Quickbooks or freshbooks or some other accounting software and a different software for managing your inventory and production and different software for sales automation…it seems like too confusing […]

How to protect your PHP web applications and websites from attacks and hackers addressing security issues during PHP web application development

As we’ve mentioned in our previous post about PHP scripting and its advantages for developing dynamic database drive websites and web applications, we are now discussing the security issues related to PHP scripting when mediocre developers loosely code your applications. PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language for developing web applications and dynamic websites. It is used by websites such as Facebook, baidu, Wikipedia and pinterest due its simplicity, object oriented programming capabilities and ability to run on any OS (operating system) platform. But PHP can put you in serious trouble if you are not aware about the security vulnerabilities and issues while developing or outsourcing your PHP web applications […]

How to perform Employees Evaluations and Appraisals with Odoo Module for the Human Resources Department

Productive employees contribute to a company’s growth and for companies to retain the best employees has always been a challenge. Odoo/OpenERP employees’ evaluation and appraisals module enables Human Resources department of the company to evaluate the performance of the employees periodically following a pre-defined step-by-step process as you assign for each employee into the Odoo/OpenER business management software. ODOO HR $9/user/mth – Your Private CLOUD – Free Customization The Odoo/OpenERP employees’ evaluation and appraisals module works in synchronization with the Odoo/OpenERP Human Resources management module and allows companies to implement a motivational process by assessing each employee’s performance in a periodic manner. It brings unmatched benefits to the Human Resources […]

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