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Alexa, Will Chatbots Be the Future of BI?

Chatbots are all the rage because of their easy-to-use interface for end users. Several tech giants have opened platforms that allow companies across all industries to take advantage of this technology as a front end for their business intelligence systems.

The Problem with Bimodal IT

Bimodal IT cannot deliver on its aims because it misses the organizational and personal aspects of an integrated, high-speed, digital business.

Will In-Memory Processing Accelerate Your Azure SQL Workloads?

Microsoft argues that in-memory processing can accelerate OLTP and OLAP workloads. This is true on premises. It's also true -- with a few caveats -- in the cloud.

Interest in Spark Shows No Signs of Cooling Off

The Apache Spark cluster computing framework is widely used in the enterprise, and most adopters expect to increase their use of Spark over the next year, according to a recent survey of big data professionals.

At re:Invent, Amazon Enhances AWS Yet Again

At the re:Invent conference, Amazon announced a slew of new products, services, and features, including a technology for querying against its S3 storage service and a new AI framework.

Data Digest: Infrastructure, Architecture, and National Security Considerations for IoT

Transform your infrastructure to take advantage of IoT devices, plan your architecture to protect them, and learn what experts told Congress about IoT and cybersecurity threats.

Data Digest: Customer-Centered Big Data Strategy, Cloud Computing Myths, Open Source in the Enterprise

Merge different data sources with customer data for smarter analytics, five persistent misconceptions about cloud computing, and the pros and cons of open source software for business use.

Adjusting Metadata Management to the New World of BI

Implementing an updated strategy for metadata will be critical as users move toward self-service BI and analytics.

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