This white paper discusses the advantages of using the PySpark API, which enables the use of Python to interact with the Spark programming model. It starts with a basic description of Spark and then describes PySpark, its benefits, and when it is appropriate to use instead of "pandas" open source
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.
There is a growing need for versatile, hybrid architectures that can combine the best of both data warehousing and big data analytics. The cloud is the perfect solution, because it makes it easier to build a robust data warehouse as a central “hub”, and then add other environments that can be
Prescriptive analytics (optimization) is a sophisticated analytics technology. It can deliver great business value by helping decision makers handle the tough trade-offs that arise when limited resources force choices among options. Optimization was traditionally applied by Operations Research
Chief Data Officers, in particular, will want to take note of Generation Z as they begin to grow up, because many of their attitudes and behavior toward data are shifting from that of previous generations. Those that prepare for Gen Z early and build a relationship with them based on good data
The reality is that AI is still heavily-reliant upon smart, willing and trained humans in order for AI to behave in a manner that we would expect. Humans are needed to scope the problems, identify relevant examples and verify the results. Without humans as a guide, current AI is no more capable
Building on findings from CSO Insight's study of sales compensation and performance management, here are three reasons why sales organizations should invest in variable compensation solutions that give sales reps visibility into their incentive compensation.
The need for information is paramount to our need to excel and succeed. Businesses rely on information for strategic planning and driving growth. Individuals rely on information to make decisions and gain understanding of things. All information is driven by knowledge, and for knowledge to be an
A new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and IBM study shows 72% of line of business leaders believe they are susceptible to disruption within three years but only 14% are prepared to respond. This presentation provides a lens into the thinking of 600 business executives and examines the
There is so much talk about data as a new natural resource. The amount of data organizations and citizens across the globe produce, is authored in many systems and consumed by various organizations and users in different formats. This begs the following questions: Who owns this data? And why it is
CIOs are saddled with the incredible responsibility of ensuring all things IT are not just functioning, but are meeting the high demands of both internal enterprise users as well as those customers that rely on that enterprise as part of their own business. Though CIOs have an incredible
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that takes a peek at what is driving analytics onto the cloud, what are the challenges that will need to be overcome over the next 5 years and how they will be tackled.