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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Contributor: Steve Swoyer

Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.


All articles by Steve Swoyer

Advanced Analytics Catalyzes Spending

Vendors have taken to advanced analytics like sharks to a feeding frenzy. What's whetting their appetite is companies' need for big data and IoT services -- along with the analytics know-how to maximize the value of these technologies.

Analysis: Cisco and IBM Cozy up for Edge Analytics

Cisco Systems and IBM announced they'll collaborate on edge analytics. What is edge analytics and why does it matter?

Meet TPCx-BB -- A Benchmark for Assessing Big Data Performance

The Transaction Performance Processing Council has revised its official big data benchmark: the aptly titled TPCx-BB. Benchmarks matter -- but not for the reasons you might think.

Moving the Data Quality Needle Still a Challenge

Despite the growing need for data quality, organizations are stuck facing the same problems using the same tools and techniques as years past.

Perspective: What Makes "Analytics" Analytics?

As we contemplate a future in which machines produce analytics insights, remember that no combination of technologies and methods can replace the human capacity for curiosity and wonder.

Analysis: Microsoft [Hearts] Spark for Powering Big Data, Analytics

At this week's Spark Summit in San Francisco, Redmond announced the official availability of Spark for Azure HDInsight. It’s not just a commercial, supported Spark cloud service, however. The company is preparing a slew of Spark-related goodies as well.

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