Krish Krishnan Joins the Chicago Business Intelligence Group as VP of Strategy and Innovation

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Krishnan is a Recognized Worldwide Expert in Big Data High Performance Data Warehousing Solutions and Appliances

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"Firms that are leaders with big data and unstructured text technologies will have a significant competitive advantage over those who delay adoption”

Chicago Business Intelligence Group (CBIG) has acquired the talents of Krish Krishnan. “Krish Krishnan is a recognized expert in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, known for his Big Data and Unstructured Analytics specialization. Krish brings our customers unparallel capabilities when combine with our already deep architecture, design and delivery skills”, states Todd Nash, President of the CBIG Consulting.

The Chicago Business Intelligence Group has further expanded its competency in big data BI solutions starting with the partnership with Hewlett-Packard Company this summer to support the planning and delivery of its high-performance columnar database, Vertica with the hire of Krish Krishnan. "Every organization is either planning or implementing big data environments where the integration of structured and unstructured data is critical. Having one of the leading thinkers and practitioners in this space directing our Big Data practice gives our customers a real advantage”, states Nash. “The game has changed significantly in the past two years with the amount of structured data and unstructured text that are in play for analytics. Technologies like Hadoop are creating a disruption in the traditional database market and organizations need to understand how to properly use these technologies to their best advantage. We at CBIG have the hands-on experience to help companies understand the landscape and effectively implement these solutions”, says Krishnan.

Over the next weeks and months the Chicago Business Intelligence Group will be offering the opportunity for organizations to learn from the experts. “We are committed to the success of our customers and will be offering them an opportunity to meet with Krish and our most senior consultants to learn how other top organizations are addressing the complex integration of big data – structured and unstructured”, says John Onder, Managing Director. “If an organization would like more information or to participate, we’d be happy to provide them details on the program and are confident they’ll benefit. Now is the time to get on-board with the new big data databases, unstructured repositories and textual ETL tools since many of these technologies are becoming rapidly adopted. Firms that are leaders with these technologies will have a significant competitive advantage over those who delay their adoption”

About the Chicago Business Intelligence Group

Chicago Business Intelligence Group (CBIG) are experts in data warehousing and business intelligence with over 20 years in the industry working with Fortune 100 to mid-size businesses in solving mission critical reporting and analytical needs. For more information, please visit or contact John Onder at: 630-215-5970 or at john.onder(at)chicagobigroup(dot)com

About Krish Krishnan

Mr. Krishnan is a recognized expert worldwide in the strategy, architecture and implementation of high performance data warehousing solutions. He is a visionary data warehouse thought leader, ranked as one of the top 25 data warehouse consultants in the world, and an independent analyst, writing and speaking at industry leading conferences, user groups and trade publications. He has authored three eBooks, over 75 plus articles, viewpoints and case studies in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Warehouse Appliances and Architectures. He has co-authored a book with Bill Inmon titled “Building The Unstructured Data Warehouse”

A recognized authority on unstructured data integration, text mining and text analytics. Along with Bill Inmon, he is promoting the next generation of data warehousing, primarily on DW 2.0 platform with unstructured data integration and social intelligence as key areas.

Krish is a recognized for his work in high performance data warehouse architectures and is an acknowledged expert in performance tuning of complex database and data warehouse platforms. In his 19 plus years of professional experience he has been solving complex solution architecture problems spanning all aspects of data warehousing and business intelligence for fortune 1000 clients. He has designed and tuned some of the world’s largest data warehouses and business intelligence platforms.

Krish serves as a technology advisor to many startup companies and advises Venture Capital firms on their technology portfolio of investments. He is sought after to assess startup companies in the data management and its associated emerging technology areas.

Krish presents and speaks at TDWI, DAMA, IRM UK, MIT Symposium and other industry conferences. He publishes with\kkrishnan. Krish leads the Data Warehouse Appliance and Architectures Expert Channel at and is helping drive and mature the data warehouse appliance market.

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