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Data-Architectural Futures

What will future data architectures look like? You can bet that something like data federation will be in the mix. Because both data storage and data processing are -- and will continue to be -- highly distributed, federation is inevitable.

Q&A: Fragmented Patient Data Impedes Analytics in Healthcare

Technology is making great strides in healthcare, but a fragmented system that makes it difficult to share patient data is blocking advances, argues a healthcare attorney.

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.

Top Trends in BI and Self-Service Visual Analytics

Organizations need to seek the right balance of freedom and oversight that enable users to get their work done self-service style. Here are four trends that will help organizations achieve that goal in 2017.

That Was the Year That Was: Major BI Events of 2016 (and Predictions for 2017)

Industry analyst Michael Schiff shares the results of last year's predictions and what he foresees in the coming year.

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.

Using Graph Analytics to Predict Outcomes in Game of Thrones

Data scientist Clement Fredembach used a combination of graph analytics and machine learning to predict the deaths of major characters in “Game of Thrones.” Of course, algorithms can only take you so far.

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