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In-Memory Databases: Is it Time for Businesses to Shift from Disk Storage?

April 12, 2017 by Jenny Richards

The old database system was majorly characterized by disk storage and relational databases. Over the years, this industry has undergone an intensive revolution, eventually ushering in the now popular in-memory database.[read more]

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How Can Data Science Help in Spying Your Competitors' Moves?

April 11, 2017 by Yash Mehta

Competitive intelligence and online spying tools can provide you with concrete insight into the strategies and ideology of your competitors.[read more]

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Digital Intelligence - The New Web Analytics

April 10, 2017 by Guy Greenberg

Web analytics has transformed into “digital intelligence” -- a term that includes collecting, enriching and storing data, and then joining it seamlessly with different internal and external datasets to reveal powerful insights. Businesses that wish to remain competitive in the online space will have to employ digital intelligence to find quick answers to complex business questions.[read more]

10 Best Ways to Learn Analytics Online

April 8, 2017 by Eran Levy

Here are ten picks for great online courses and resources to help you master the fundamentals of business analytics and take advantage of the tremendous opportunities better business intelligence can offer.[read more]

Workforce Planning and HR Analytics

April 7, 2017 by Sarah Smith

There's been quite a lot of buzz regarding workforce analytics and its benefit to companies of every kind. The real challenge lies in converting disparate types of "people data" into strategies your company can actually utilize.[read more]

How Big Data Is Making Big Changes to Agriculture

April 6, 2017 by Megan Nichols

Big data is a popular buzzword that refers to the massive amount of information that can be collected during the day-to-day operations of a business. Depending on the industry, this could be anything from crop yields to patient demographics and everything in between. How could the utilization of big data change the agriculture industry?[read more]

Analyst, Scientist, or Specialist? Choosing Your Data Job Title

April 5, 2017 by Eran Levy

There are several possible data job titles, including Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, and Data Specialist. It’s important to hone in on the one that best matches your capabilities and aspirations, possibly leaving the door open for further career development later.[read more]

7 Ways Big Data Is Changing Manufacturing

April 4, 2017 by Larry Alton

Manufacturing is evolving, thanks to its access to Big Data, new analytical tools, and better ways to gather information.[read more]

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6 Tips to Protect Your Business’ Most Important Asset: Your Data

April 3, 2017 by Anita Sathe

Cybersecurity is a top concern for small businesses and everyday digital users. With governments and organizations now placing a greater emphasis on keeping data safe online, it is vital that personal and professional users take note of the dangers that poor cybersecurity can trigger.[read more]

Best Movies for Big Data Analytics & Machine Learning

March 31, 2017 by Sandeep Raut

Here's a short list of interesting movies with Big Data, predictive analytics, and machine learning embedded in the story line.[read more]

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What the Dark Web Is and Isn’t

March 30, 2017 by Debiel Santos

Most businesses still shun activity on the dark web, but in doing so they may be missing out on a certain value that the dark web has to offer.[read more]

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How Big Data Can Impact Creativity in the Near Future

March 29, 2017 by Jacob Koshy

Big data has been taking over the business world by storm during the past few years and has even entered the world of art and creativity. Is this really a good trend?[read more]

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Report: Brands Use Advanced Analytics to Reach Double Digit Growth

March 28, 2017 by Sean Mallon

Forbes Insights recently published a report on the efficacy of web analytics technology. The report showed that over 66% of companies using sophisticated web analytics strategies have growth rates of 15% or higher.[read more]

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The Future of Business Intelligence is collaborative

March 27, 2017 by Julian Schulte

To make BI collaborative, a clear publishing strategy for data that satisfies the different information needs of stakeholders is necessary and requires attention of BI leaders. Leveraging communication tools like Slack helps integrating analytics to the natural workflow of every user and raises awareness for data.[read more]

Big Data Mistakes That Most Companies Make

March 25, 2017 by Rick Delgado

Modern industries have been revolutionized by big data, and more businesses of every size are adopting it each day. However, even though big data has been around this long, there are still many heavy hitting mistakes being made with how it’s used.[read more]

How can Jarvis be helpful in the Future of Big Data Analytics?

March 24, 2017 by Chirag Thumar

From Mark Zuckerberg's voice-controlled AI assistant, Jarvis, to the VPAs (Virtual Personal Assistants) we all have access to, AI is moving beyond the robot and into our lives.[read more]

How Big Data Is Driving Airline Loyalty Programs

March 23, 2017 by Mark Ross-Smith

Look under the hood to understand how data and business intelligence is the driving force behind record profits for airline loyalty programs.[read more]

Text Analytics: It’s Not Just for BIG Data

March 22, 2017 by Tom Anderson

In a world focused on the value of Big Data, it’s important to realize that Small Data is meaningful, too, and worth analyzing to gain understanding.[read more]

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Leveraging Big Data to Boost Sales

March 21, 2017 by Sean Mallon

In today’s tech-driven world, using big data is practically a requirement. When it comes to leveraging it to boost sales, several strategies will put you on the right path, one that will help you increase revenue and stay competitive in your industry.[read more]

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How the Auto Industry Must Utilize Big Data

March 20, 2017 by Megan Nichols

Big data and IoT (the Internet of Things) will continue to play a pivotal role in the auto industry as technology like Tesla’s Autopilot and similar initiatives from Audi, Daimler, Google, and more show self-driving, data monitoring and data-driven response as increasing mainstays.Vehicles with sensor technology communicate with networks...[read more]

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The Smart Data Lake Imperative

March 17, 2017 by Sean Martin

The large volumes of data has created the need for a centralized platform accounting for every aspect of data-driven practices today—and tomorrow—best realized in the form of an end-user governed, self-service Smart Data Lake.[read more]

Big Data, business analytics revenue to reach $150B in 2017

March 16, 2017 by CIO Dive

Worldwide revenues for Big Data and business analytics (BDA) are expected to reach $150.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.4% over 2016.[read more]

Algorithms And Operators: Making The Most Of Analytics

March 16, 2017 by Larry Alton

Algorithms And Operators: Making The Most Of Analytics[read more]

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Strategies to Overcome the Big Data Skills Gap

March 15, 2017 by Rick Delgado

Businesses face a significant challenge today, one that has no obvious answer. That challenge relates to the use of big data analytics. While most businesses understand how big data can benefit them, it takes more effort and time to actually put big data solutions into practice. Even so, that’s a challenge that can be overcome if not for...[read more]

Report: Cloudera looks to go public as demand for Big Data solutions grow

March 15, 2017 by CIO Dive

Demand for Big Data solutions is high and has continued to increase in recent years. By 2020, revenue from Big Data and analytics is projected to reach more than $203 billion.[read more]

The Vast Majority of Analytics is Still Reporting (And That’s Not So Bad)

March 14, 2017 by Timo Elliott

Despite the surge in interest and sales of modern data discovery tools like SAP BusinessObjects Lumira and SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, corporations are still really, really interested in reporting.At the recent Gartner Data & Analytics event in Texas, Cindi Howson showed that descriptive analytics remains by far the most...[read more]

Ideas for avoiding Big Data failures and for dealing with them if they happen

March 13, 2017 by Peter James Thomas

In August 2016, I read an article by Paul Barsch (@paul_a_barsch), who at the time was Teradata‘s Marketing Director for Big Data Consulting Services [1]. I have always had a lot of time for Paul’s thoughts, and of course, anyone who features the Mandelbrot Set so prominently in his work deserves a certain amount of kudos.The title of...[read more]

How Analytics Is Evolving Like the Medical Field

March 13, 2017 by Bill Franks

It used to be that a doctor was a doctor for the most part. Even a century ago, unless you lived in a large city, people likely had a town doctor who handled most every type of ailment and guided most any type of treatment. Given the limited medical knowledge and lack of sophisticated treatment options during this time, these generalists...[read more]

5 Big Predictions for Business Intelligence in 2017

March 10, 2017 by Eran Levy

Change is coming. And for most businesses, it can’t get here fast enough. But are you ready for better business intelligence? Here’s what to expect.[read more]

Google is serious about the cloud, touting big customers and challenging industry giants

March 9, 2017 by CIO Dive

Google is making headway in the enterprise cloud market, touting big-name customers like Disney Interactive, Verizon, SAP, Colgate, Home Depot, HSBC and eBay in speeches this week during Google Cloud Next ’17.[read more]