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Enterprise Architecture by Ahsan Alam October 2010 Entries
Loose Coupling Data Warehouse
Corporations are increasingly relying on data analysis and reporting to improve the overall nature of the business. This is often referred to as Business Intelligence (BI). Bottom line…. It's all about information or data! As a result, data mining and warehousing becomes very important in order to effectively manage and analyze information. Database management is not a trivial task. As business grows, the need for data storage tend to increase. Sometimes, companies end up supporting multiple database ......

Posted On Friday, October 22, 2010 9:55 AM

BizTalk 2010 Upgrade - frustration to pleasant surprise
Recently, I've been thinking of ranting about Microsoft's BizTalk 2010 release plan. I was not only going to blog about it; but was also thinking to vent my frustration all over the net. Why??? Well.... Microsoft always found it difficult to release BizTalk in conjunction with the newest .NET and Visual Studio releases. On some occasions they were delayed by more than a year. It makes it difficult for organizations like ours to come up with a good upgrade strategy. Some applications can be upgraded ......

Posted On Friday, October 8, 2010 10:24 PM

Need Database for Business Requirements??
In my last blog, I wrote about developers should remain focused on the business instead of database design to dictate application architecture. Some recent events have prompted me to cover similar topic in relation to Business Analysts. Some Business Analysts seem to feel very strongly about getting access to production databases in order to come up with business requirement documents. I can't imagine data scattered in one or more databases is a determining factor for business requirements. I feel ......

Posted On Monday, October 4, 2010 10:36 PM

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