Data Podcast

Bill Inmon, Father of Datawarehouse discusses history & relevance of DW in age of Big Data

Bill Inmon – the “father of data warehouse” – has written 57 books published in nine languages. Bill’s latest adventure is the building of technology known as textual disambiguation – technology that reads raw text in a narrative format and allows the text to be placed in a conventional data base so that it can be analyzed by standard analytical technology, thereby creating unique business value for Big Data/unstructured data. Bill was named by ComputerWorld as one of the ten most influential people in the history of the computer profession. Bill lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. For more information about textual disambiguation refer to

Interviewer: Rajib Bahar, Shabnam Khan


SB - In the 1970s, you have coined the term, "Datawarehouse". There are countless Data gurus referring to you as the father of "Datawarehousing". We are curious how did your journey start? What did you envision a "Datawarehouse" to be back then, and now?

RB - Who were the earliest adopter? What were some interesting discoveries back then? How has the industry evolved?

SB - In current state of the Data industry, do you think Datawarehousing is relevant in this hyped up age of Big Data and Data Science? Do these technologies simply compliment existing Data practices? What is your thought on it?

RB- One of your project in the data space is called Textual ETL... What is it about? Is it a theoretical concept? Are there any tool in the industry that meets the standard?

SB - Your recent publications are on Taxonomies, and Textual Analytics... Our knowledge on it is quite limited. Please enlighten us about the use case scenario for which it's relevant.

RB - How do we connect with you in Social media such as Twitter or Blog?


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