Is there a new better way to build a data warehouse in 2016?

In the old days… the bygone days of 2005 That was when you’d pony up for an Oracle license, get the hardware, and build your warehouse. Somewhere along the way you crossed your fingers. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Today everybody wants to treat data as a product. And …

Are career promotions like marriage… appealing until your first divorce?

I was recently flipping through an interesting email list. It’s focused for tech leaders, managers & startup entrepreneurs. An HR team lead posted asking about “promotion paths” for engineers. While I have an intuitive grasp of what engineers at those different levels look like, I’m having trouble making those concrete. Join 32,000 others and follow …

Are engineering orgs like Google so different from sales driven ones like Oracle?

Over the years I’ve worked with over 100 different organizations. Two decades in the industry you see a lot of things. Some businesses are more engineering heavy, while others are more sales driven. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. So this past week, I was somewhat surprised because I met with …

Five ways to get your data into Redshift

Everybody is hot under the collar this data over Redshift. I heard one customer say, a query that took 10 Hours before now finishes in under a minute. Without modification. When businesses see 600 times speedup, that can change the way they do business. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What’s …

Locking down cloud systems from disgruntled engineers

I worked at a customer last year, on a short term assignment. A brilliant engineer had built their infrastructure, automated deployments, and managed all the systems. Sadly despite all the sleepless nights, and dedication, they hadn’t managed to build up good report with management. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve …