The Author –
It’s boring to write about myself, especially, in first person. Here is a alternate view to the bio without having it to look like my resume -
The author of this blog is Guru S Kirthigavasan. During the last decade as a software consultant, Guru has been specializing in enterprise-wide Business Intelligence solutions including Distributed Data Warehouses, Data Modelling and OLAP Reporting. He currently(since 2008) works for Online Advertising division of Microsoft Corporation.
Guru enjoys books, movies, future technology and robots. He also writes a personal blog, scribbles of a lazygeek for the last 8 years and lives at Bellevue, Washington. You can reach him at guru[at]g2b2.com.
The Blog –
The world of Business Intelligence as of today, is damn exciting. The enterprises are moving towards more BI deployments. The vendors are employing more resources to churn out better BI tools and applications. And the extent to which Business Intelligence is playing a quintessential role in business today, excites me as a BI professional. It freaks me out sometimes!!
Ever since I got into the Business Intelligence world, I’ve been eyeballing the BI news sites for updates on BI initiatives and product roll-outs. While there are numerous resources on the net, there is no all-encompassing blog just for Business Intelligence. Business Intelligence bloggers are sometimes too specific to their areas of specialty and the big picture goes missing.
Being a blogger myself for nearly 6 years now, I was hoping to create a niche Business Intelligence Blog for some time. Couple of months back, before this The BI Blog came into existence, I created nextbi.com. And I’ve been playing with the templates to make it simpler. Yeah, Minimalist is the way to go. Finally, I concluded with the name, The Business Intelligence Blog or The BI Blog. Few of my colleagues also agreed that thebiblog.com was much simpler than nextbi.com. In less than 2 hours after the decision, TheBiBlog.com was bought, I hosted WordPress and kick-started the blog. Just to show, how easy it is to setup a blog. The tough part is to to keep it going.
Professionally I’ve been working on BI for nearly 7 years now (hey, its 2006 when I’m writing this). I’ve implemented Business Intelligence for enterprises and worked with some very interesting analytics. Right from designing BI systems to deploying and maintaining them, its always been a pleasure to work although the volume of data out there, still ready to be analyzed is just baffling. Oh!! Yeah, let me state the obvious, this blog has nothing to do with my employer or any of their clients. Whatever that’s written here are my personal opinions and comments.
This BI blog has a very simple motive. It’s just a BI guy’s enthusiasm to chronicle the exciting period of Business Intelligence technology, as it stands today. So hop on and let’s attempt to blog the next big stride of Business Intelligence.
A rainy seattle day, June 2006