BI This Week

See the most recent BI This Week articles below.


A Closer Look at Looker

Looker claims that its take on BI self-service permits business analysts or other savvy user types to build their own dashboard or analytic views.

Q&A: Shifting Emphasis on Speed over Consistency Changes Data Landscape

An adaptive decision-making process can bring together business factions and help knit different processes together. Well-known author and consultant Barry Devlin explains how in this, the second part of a two-part interview.

An Alternative to Centralizing Big Data

This alternative strategy to "centralize everything" recognizes the sheer physics problem of moving, storing, and processing huge volumes of data as well as the time, cost, and risk of attempting to do so.

Can Hadoop Replace My ETL Tool?

The answer is: It depends. ETL and ELT jobs vary a lot. Hadoop is suitable for some but not others.

Welcome to Analytics 3.0. At TDWI's Las Vegas Conference, keynote speaker Tom Davenport argued that you don't have to be a Silicon Valley start-up to practice data-analytics innovation.

Data Analytics Innovation within Everyone's Reach

Welcome to Analytics 3.0. At TDWI's Las Vegas Conference, keynote speaker Tom Davenport argued that you don't have to be a Silicon Valley start-up to practice data-analytics innovation.

Welcome to Analytics 3.0. At TDWI's Las Vegas Conference, keynote speaker Tom Davenport argued that you don't have to be a Silicon Valley start-up to practice data-analytics innovation.

HDS Buys Pentaho

Hitachi Data Systems has acquired Pentaho, but what was the company thinking?

Hitachi Data Systems acquired open source analytics specialist Pentaho. HDS itself has almost no presence in BI and data warehousing (DW) -- or the big data analytic space, for that matter -- with the obvious exception of its role as a provider of enterprise storage and compute resources. Which begs a pretty pressing question: just what is HDS thinking?

Metanautix: One Analytics Engine to Rule Them All

Start-up Metanautix claims to automate data prep, consolidate query processing, and function as a single analytics engine for all query needs.