Data Warehouse & Storage
July 17, 2014
Each month it seems like we hear automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reporting record growth, but what is driving this growth? Pent up demand? Attractive new products? Is the market actually growing, or could it be that the automotive industry is starting to use big data and analytics to better understand their customer, hat they want to buy, how they want to buy it and how they want to interact with their car and their car company?
July 9, 2014
I’m looking forward to the upcoming Healthcare Analytics Symposium in Chicago next week (July 14-16) led by Health Data Management. During this analytics focused conference, we will hear from innovators who are leveraging big data and analytics in a variety of ways to solve real problems that touch different parts of their organizations.
June 20, 2014
In an increasingly competitive and polarized marketplace with rising customer expectations, the traditional means of competitive differentiation are being challenged as never before. To respond, retailers need to evolve their focus to become customer-centric in both strategy and execution. This means personalizing every stage of the customer’s path and this can be done by leveraging big data and analytics.
June 17, 2014
Mario Faria is a data and analytics leader focused on driving change and delivering business results. He believes that in 5 to 10 years “all companies will have the power of Google or the NSA.”
June 13, 2014
Nearly 10 years ago, a little open source software project with a funny name came into being.
June 9, 2014
SQL-on-Hadoop offerings, such as IBM InfoSphere BigInsights with Big SQL, can help IT departments leverage their existing expertise to move into the big data world. A new Big SQL technology preview is available so you can try it out for yourself.
May 28, 2014
Today’s data-driven organization is faced with magnified urgency around data volume, user needs and compressed decision time frames. In order to address these challenges while maintaining an effective analytical environment, many organizations are exploring cloud-based environments coupled with powerful analytical technology to accelerate decisions and enhance business performance.
May 16, 2014
"Every day we’re able to personalize the consumer’s path to a purchase through mobile, online and in-store networks, including doing real-time scoring of a shopping basket at the supermarket checkout," says Kelly Carrigan, VP of data warehouse and infrastructure at Catalina Marketing, and this week's Big Data and Analytics Hero.
May 14, 2014
The need for a data scientist is all the rage right now. At every marketing conference I go to, companies are clamoring for their skills, but the supply and demand is not coming to the needed equilibrium. We are faced with the choice of continuing to wait, or to employ a solution that is already at our fingertips.