TDWI Webinars

TDWI Webinars deliver unbiased information on pertinent issues in the big data, business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics industry. Each live Webinar is roughly one hour in length and includes an interactive question-and-answer session following the presentation.


Upcoming

Fern Halper

Analytics at Scale: What You Need to Know

Much of the attention on big data has focused on the infrastructure—data warehouses, Hadoop, appliances—needed to support big data initiatives. However, because data is only useful if you can analyze and act on it, the question becomes: What does it mean to analyze data at scale?

Date: March 11, 2015

Time: 9:00AM PT

Fern Halper


David Loshin

Enabling Business Productivity by Uprooting Data Complexity in the BI/Analytics Environment

Because BI/DW architectures have historically been engineered to maintain the performance of OLTP systems, implementation decisions of the past have forced analysts to sacrifice data accessibility and flexibility in return for reasonable reporting and analytics performance. The reliance on ERP and other operational systems to run the business negatively impacts the agility of the data analyst. Limited data accessibility and increased latency are effectively engineered into the analytics environment, creating complexities that preclude the rapid discovery of actionable insights.

Date: March 12, 2015

Time: 9:00AM PT

David Loshin


TDWI’s Top 10 Trends in BI and Analytics for 2015: Setting Your Technology Strategy

Organizations of all shapes and sizes today are focused on how they can realize higher value from data. With insights from business intelligence (BI) and analytics, firms can improve customer experiences, make smarter decisions about how to allocate resources, and develop strategies to improve business performance. Technologies and practices for getting the most out of data with BI and analytics are changing rapidly, however, so organizations cannot stand still. You need to stay abreast of the changes.

Date: March 19, 2015

Time: 9:00AM PT

Fern Halper, David Stodder


Colin White

Is Hadoop-as-a-Service the Right Choice for Your Business?

As the volume and business uses of data continue to expand, there is growing interest in leveraging cloud computing for data warehouse and business analytics projects. Responding to this interest, both established and new vendors are offering cloud-based Hadoop services for blending, managing, and processing large volumes of both traditional and new sources of data.

Date: March 24, 2015

Time: 9:00AM PT

Colin White


Lyndsay Wise

The Benefits and Challenges of BI in the Cloud

Cloud computing, storage, and analytics are becoming more prevalent within organizations. Some businesses still struggle with the ability to trust storing their data externally. To make the right decisions, businesses need to understand the benefits and challenges associated with BI and data warehousing in the cloud.

Date: March 25, 2015

Time: 9:00AM PT

Lyndsay Wise


Fern Halper

Five Advances in Analytics

Analytics is becoming main stream. According to TDWI research, organizations are starting to move past reports and dashboards to address more advanced forms of analytics. These might include discovery analytics, predictive analytics, optimization, text analytics, big data analytics and more. Interest in these technologies is strong.

Date: March 26, 2015

Time: 9:00AM PT

Fern Halper


Colin White

Modernizing the Data Warehouse to Maximize the Power of Business Analytics

The field of business analytics is changing rapidly as more organizations seek to leverage analytics to operate more efficiently and effectively. New and evolving business analytics solutions enable companies not only to enhance the value of their current data assets, but also to exploit new data originating from websites, social media, hardware sensors, and public and commercial data providers.

Date: March 31, 2015

Time: 9:00AM PT

Colin White