Ticketcity has created an infographic comparing the attendance, ticket prices, number of artists present, and locations for Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and South By Southwest – which one are you attending? Source: Laura Baker-Finch, [INFOGRAPHIC] The Big 5 US Festivals, Cultvora.com, March 29, 2013, http://cultivora.com/coverage/view/infographic-the-big-5-us-festivals-coachella-bonnaroo-austin-city-limits-acl-lollapalooza-sxsw.  

A Star Schema is a design that contains only one lookup table for each hierarchy in the data model instead of having separate lookup tables for each attribute. With only a single lookup table for each hierarchy, the IDs and descriptions of all attributes in the hierarchy are stored in the same table. This type […]

Readers: In my last blog post, I blogged about the new MicroStrategy Community. Jaime Perez, VP of Worldwide Customer Services, and his crew have come up with a better way for us to engage with MicroStrategy as well as his team. Speaking of Jaime, last June, he posted this great tip on the MicroStrategy Knowledgebase […]

Question Which of the following issues can result from many-to-many relationships? A. Exclusion of some attribute elements when drilling B. Multiple join paths to fact tables C. Missing values on reports including all attributes from the hierarchy D. Multiple counting when aggregating data from base fact tables E. Lost analytical capability Answer Both D. Multiple counting […]

Readers: Matt Shaw, recently posted this blog on the Architizer web site. Mr. Shaw is an architecture writer, editor, etc. interested in political aesthetics, interaction design and comedy as formal generator. Matt is the founder and co-editor of Mockitecture, a half-manifesto/half-satire collection of architectural debauchery. He has worked for the Columbia Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting […]

MicroStrategy Analytics Platform received top scores for the features technology professionals need to enable business user business intelligence (BI) self-service, as well as for the effectiveness of its advanced data visualization (ADV) functionality in the recently published Forrester Wave: Agile Business Intelligence Report for Q2, 2014. According to the report, “Forrester also scored MicroStrategy highly […]

Readers: In the past, I have encouraged you to submit your data visualizations on subjects that are important to you as well as would provide awareness to the rest of us. Anna Kukelhaus Dynan, from The National Geographic Society, sent me an important graphic that National Geographic magazine has put together. It is a very insightful […]