Fern Halper

Moving Analytics to the Cloud: Are You Ready?

TDWI Speaker: Fern Halper, TDWI Research Director

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Abstract

TDWI has seen a growing interest in utilizing the cloud for deploying reporting platforms, analytic tools, data warehouses, and other databases—and for good reason. The fluid allocation of resources that is typical of a cloud lends itself to analytic projects, especially those utilizing big data. A number of cloud use cases are emerging. For instance, with cloud computing, DW personnel can spawn temporary “sandboxes”—analytic or departmental marts or similar databases—and then reallocate those resources once users are done with the sandbox. As the big data managed by a data warehouse continues to grow, capacity planning and tactical reactions to spikes in growth are greatly simplified by cloud computing.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of and barriers to implementing BI and DW platforms on a cloud
  • Prominent use cases for cloud-based BI and DW
  • The cloud’s role in successfully enabling analytics and big data, the two hottest growth areas in BI right now

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