The District Pulse is designed as
a new class of data warehousing. Most data
warehouse offerings are designed as technical
solutions for use by technical staff. The
District Pulse employs new technologies and an
entirely new design/approach to change and improve
the whole approach to warehousing data.
The result is a data warehouse
that may be implemented for one third of the cost of
the most inexpensive alternative, that takes less
than 10% of the staffing needs of other
alternatives, that operates at considerably faster
runtime speeds and requires less than half of the
computer resources of any other comparable system.
The District Pulse is designed
for the school district seeking results as quickly,
as inexpensively and with the smallest staff
requirements possible. It may be easily
implemented when all other alternatives are simply
too cost and staff expensive.
The District Pulse achieves these
capabilities through a highly unique technical
design and a concept of literally integrating end
user needs into this design Most traditional
data warehouses are technical solutions that, once
defined and established, are then used to generate
new queries, reports and screens for end users.
The District Pulse merges these steps so that the
generation of end user needs and the implementation
of Pulse are accomplished in a single step.
This is an approach that is not shared with any
other system on the market.
Key differences from traditional
data warehouse implementations include:
Designed Specifically for
Government and School Districts.
Designed based on User
Managed Parameters to control data acquisition,
information generation and data delivery to end
Designed to generate ALL end
user information at the time of data acquisition.
Generated information is stored interactively
with the raw data that is loaded from external
Designed to store and manage
information in the way that it will be used by
end users. This approach results in minor
increases in disk storage requirements (an
average District Pulse site may use $200 to $300
more disk than traditional implementations) and
dramatic improvements in overall performance.
End users experience much faster response times,
even when using smaller operation platforms.
The approach of generating
and storing end user information at the time of
data acquisition significantly reduces the need
for technical support resources. We are
storing data/information in the way it will be
used by users, not in the way it might be used
by users in the future. A far simpler and
far easier approach that does not limit
interactive changes to end user access.
The District Pulse is designed
to systematically consolidate data from
the various school district applications.
Simultaneously with data gathering, Pulse translates
this raw data into enhanced management information
in the form of charts, graphs, summary tables,
trends, historical references, percentages and other
key information based on district defined business
rules. This computed information is then stored in
a Pulse data-store along with the supporting data.
As managers access this information using standard
browsers, it is delivered in a management format
with sub-second response times, regardless of the
complexity of the management display.
Pulse is designed to access the
most in-depth and complex data that generates the
most meaningful management information. As such, it
delivers immediate and comprehensive management
information to school district users and managers
that are starved for information on the district,
their schools, their departments and other areas of
The District Pulse
establishes an entirely new and innovative way to
manage data. This approach is specially designed to
meet an educational managerís need for information.
As such, it provides a capability that is simply not
generally available to school districts, an
Uses and Examples
Pulse Overview |
Pulse Examples |
Pulse Warehouse |
Pulse Data Hub