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  • What It Takes to Be Data-Driven: Technologies and Practices for Becoming a Smarter Organization

    Gut instinct alone is not enough to enable decisions that will drive success. Most businesses today believe in the power of BI and analytics to help drive insight and value. TDWI research indicates that the vast majority of organizations are using technology such as visual analytics and BI dashboards to help them gain insight. However, gaining insight and using that insight to make decisions are often two different things. more

  • Building a Successful Data Lake in the Cloud

    Data lakes on Hadoop have come on strong in recent years because they help many types of user organizations – from Internet firms to mainstream industries – capture big data at scale and analyze or otherwise process it for business value. more

  • Location Analytics for Your Data Lake: Driving New Business Insights and Outcomes

    Location information has been a growth area in recent years in data management, as user organizations of many sizes and industries have realized how location information can inspire new business insights, practices, and outcomes. In response, many users have reworked older enterprise data environments to enrich the data with more location information. At the same time they have begun capturing data from new sources that include location information, especially from sensors, machines, devices, vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Much of this new data is being managed in data lakes, which in turn are usually deployed atop Hadoop. more

  • Location Analytics for Your Data Lake: Driving New Business Insights and Outcomes

    Location information has been a growth area in recent years in data management, as user organizations of many sizes and industries have realized how location information can inspire new business insights, practices, and outcomes. In response, many users have reworked older enterprise data environments to enrich the data with more location information. At the same time they have begun capturing data from new sources that include location information, especially from sensors, machines, devices, vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Much of this new data is being managed in data lakes, which in turn are usually deployed atop Hadoop. more

  • Ask the Expert on Data Literacy
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    Businesses of all types and sizes are becoming more and more defined by their data. As this happens, it is equally important to improve the ability of managers, staff and even the general public, to make decisions which are well-informed by an understanding of the data behind their choices. Data literacy is the ability to understand the nature of the data we work with, and the ways in which we can interpret and communicate through our use of this important resource. more

  • IoT’s Impact on Data Warehousing: Defining IoT in Terms of Its Data Requirements

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing paradigm where a widening range of physical devices—including smartphones, vehicles, shipping pallets, kitchen appliances, manufacturing robots, and anything fitted with a sensor—can transmit data about their location, state, activity, and surroundings. Depending on the device type, some may also receive data and instructions that control device behavior. more

  • Ask the Expert: Data Science
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    It’s hard to find a topic out there hotter than Data Science right now; and can be equally hard to find one more confusing. Data Science techniques have revolutionized nearly any industry you can imagine, and in some cases created whole new ones from thin air. Despite this, much of Data Science remains couched in mystery--a magic black box that is supposed to solve all of our problems. more

  • Making Multiplatform Data Architectures Work for You: Common Use Cases and Reference Architectures

    To leverage the new wave of advanced data sources available, users and architects are turning to a multiplatform data architecture (MDA), where numerous diverse data platforms and tools are integrated in a multiplatform, distributed architecture. An MDA is typified by an extreme diversity of platform types that may include multiple brands of relational databases, NoSQL platforms, in-memory functions, and tools for data integration, analytics, and stream processing. Any of these may be on premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid combinations of the two. more

  • Get More Business Value from a Data Lake via Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)

    Data lakes are coming on strong as a modern and practical way of managing the large volumes and broad range of data types and sources that enterprises are facing today. TDWI sees data lakes managing diverse data successfully for business-driven use cases, such as omni-channel marketing, multi-module ERP, the digital supply chain, and data warehouses extended for business analytics. Yet, even in business-driven examples like these, user organizations still haven’t achieved full business value and return on investment from their data lakes. more

  • Defining a Multiplatform Data Architecture and What It Means to You

    A revolution is occurring in modern analytics, driven by our ability to capture new sources of information at a detail previously too complex and costly to imagine. As more data comes from new sources (from machines to social media) and is applied to new applications, data is evolving into greater diversity, including every variation of data type from unstructured to multistructured. Even as new tools to analyze and manipulate this newly available resource come online, it is not enough to look at the data manipulation layer alone. more

  • Accelerating the Path to Value with Business Intelligence and Analytics: A TDWI Best Practices Research Report

    Organizations of all sizes are in competition to realize value from data – and to realize it faster. To do so, they increasingly need flexible and agile business intelligence(BI), analytics, and data infrastructure, not systems that take too long to develop and do not give users the dynamic, iterative, and interactive access to data that they need. Fortunately, technology developments are trending in a positive direction for organizations seeking to accelerate their path to value with BI, analytics, and the critical supporting data infrastructure. These include self-service BI and visual analytics, self-service data preparation, cloud computing and software as a service(SaaS), and new data integration technologies. more

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