Boston Children's Hospital upgraded its business intelligence architecture to boost enterprise reporting, a move that also required retraining users.
With user interest rising, Hadoop vendors are trying to pave a path to higher adoption with add-ons that target issues holding the technology back.
14 May 2013 Marketing and advertising remain sweet spots for big data technology (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Marketing and advertising are the sweet spots for big data, but those who serve up marketing insights and ad space will need to evolve to survive.
SearchDataManagement's Mark Brunelli and Jack Vaughan talk about this year's Enterprise Data World conference, which was held recently in San Diego.
10 May 2013 The organization of the future: Not just hybrid IT, but hybrid people (SearchContentManagement.com)
The adoption of hybrid IT approaches creates a need for executives who can both formulate business objectives and assess IT requirements.
02 May 2013 Enterprise Data World reveals nine principles of analytics rock stars (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
In a presentation at Enterprise Data World 2013, consultant Bernard Wehbe detailed what sets indispensable analytics professionals apart from the rest of the crowd.
The EMC-VMware launch of Pivotal and Actian's ParAccel buy share a theme: Both feature analytical databases and play to the big data trend.
01 May 2013 British Army data quality programme tackles ‘whole army’ concept (ComputerWeekly.com)
The British Army’s data quality programme faces a challenge with moves to unify regular and territorial soldiers into one force
30 Apr 2013 Tesco uses supply chain analytics to save £100m a year (ComputerWeekly.com)
Understanding return on capital employed was a driving force behind an analytics programme which saves Tesco £100m in supply chain costs
Eckerson: Self-service business intelligence not a give-and-go affair (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
In an interview, TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson explains why there's more to self-service BI success than putting tools in the hands of business users.
Splunk CEO: Unintended use cases important to machine data business (ComputerWeekly.com)
Big data technologies spawn unintended use cases. Godfrey Sullivan, CEO of machine data indexing company Splunk, estimates that over 30% of the company’s revenue comes from uses it did not foresee
26 Apr 2013 Get execs to get it on the business value a BI program can bring (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Backing from top executives can be crucial on business intelligence projects, and BI managers shouldn't shy away from the challenge of getting them on board.
Trident Marketing is running analytical models on a data warehouse appliance to help keep consumers hooked on satellite TV service and other products.
'No IT' technologies empower business users, improve productivity (SearchContentManagement.com)
Self-service tools that can be deployed without IT's assistance are changing the relationship between IT pros and end users, to their mutual benefit.
Data volumes keep expanding, thanks partly to the growth of big data. IT teams must be prepared for stiffer integration challenges as a result.
In a Q&A, consultant Jim Damoulakis offers advice on managing data integration efforts involving big data, including information from outside sources.
22 Apr 2013 In-memory technology pushes analytics boundaries, boosts BI speeds (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
In-memory appliances amp up business intelligence performance by moving processing off of disks. But cost and other issues need to be considered.
Efforts to integrate big data into BI and analytics systems should start with a solid understanding of the available information and how clean it is.
Big data analytics firm offers insights into the U.S. Latino consumer (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Luminar's Franklin Rios explains how his company is using Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution to deliver insights about the Latino community.
19 Apr 2013 Big data technologies promise major advances in health and science (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Big data analytics efforts are poised to improve everything from public health to particle physics, and people like Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher are leading the way.
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