Reporting on historical information to bring meaning to your business operations is just the beginning of the business analytics journey. In order to gain a competitive edge, operational knowledge of your business must go beyond managed reporting and include predictive capabilities to help you
There has been a lot of talk lately about big data and business intelligence. While some worry that big data has slowed the growth of business intelligence spending, there’s a natural play for the two to come together. The deep analytics on the big data side, combined with the structured analysis
Since big data is still relatively new technology, many of you are conducting research and seeking quality educational resources. That's apparent in this list of the 10 most popular analyst reports, ebooks and white papers. We are proud to offer such an extensive library - more than 40 items - from
The top 10 blogs from the first half of 2013 show you are interested in learning how to get started with big data – especially if you’re in the banking industry – and looking at just what it is that gives a data scientist that elusive star power. It’s also clear that good blog posts have long legs
Colin White and I recently wrote a white paper for IBM titled Technology Innovations for Enhanced Database Management and Advanced BI. In it we discussed the fact that IT leaders across all industries need to review and enhance their information architecture to support new requirements, such as big
Noted business intelligence and data management industry analysts, Claudia Imhoff of Intelligent Solutions, founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, and Colin White of BI Research present Technology Innovations for Enhanced Database Management and Advanced Analytics, an on demand webinar sponsored by
Batch processing of big data often doesn’t provide the performance desired for interactive queries. Performance will depend on the type and volume of data being processed. When interactive exploration or analytics is needed, data staging with analytics-oriented, high-volume databases is needed.
For many people, big data = Hadoop. The most common question I get from customers is some form of “Do you support [BigInsights, Cloudera, AWS or other Hadoop-based offering]”?
Saying “yes” is incomplete. The ability to access a data store does not imply that all business intelligence capabilities
According to several research firms, 70% of traditional data warehousing/Business Intelligence projects were considered failures. Fundamental to every data warehousing project is a basic and simple concept – “data integration.” Data integration technology became fundamental as data complexity,
Here are the quick-hit ponderings that I posted on various LinkedIn big data discussion groups this past week. I opened up three new themes–enterprise content warehouse, business process optimization, and big BI–and further developed the established themes of big data's optimal deployment model and
One of the myths I deflated a few blogs ago was this prevailing notion that, as I expressed then, "data scientists are just an elite bunch of precious eggheads."
Well, maybe I was slightly exaggerating the myth for comic effect, but that statement, in spirit, sums up how traditional business
Garbage is a precious resource. About 80% of the ton of trash that the average family discards every year could be recycled into useful materials, rather than ending up as pollution that hurts our health and destroys the environment.
Global sustainability won't happen unless we optimize our local
MicroStrategy using Netezza and high-performance data analytics to help businesses make critical business decisions more quickly and with more confidence than ever before. Netezza powers Microstrategy's fast, easy-to-use business intelligence offerings. While we a were at the NRF Big Show this week
High-performance business analytics were the talk of the town at the IBM 2010 Information on Demand Conference in Las Vegas last week.
This year’s event attracted over 9,000 attendees from all over the world. Each came to participate in a wide variety of activities, presentations, and educational
Suddenly, everybody seems to be talking about high-performance business analytics, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The power of high-performance analytics is no longer confined to a handful of people at the top of an organization or constrained by technical walls and roadblocks. Analytics