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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

News Highlights


Q&A: Analytics Ushers in New Era of Data-Driven Sales Management

Linda Briggs

An executive VP with CallidusCloud explains that the data on sales force compensation holds many secrets about their performance. Shining the power of BI and analytics onto sales performance data can yield tremendous results.


Accelerating M&A with Modern Data Management

Ramon Chen and Neil Cowburn

We discuss rapid pre-merger analytics and post-merger integration in the cloud.


Making the Most of Legacy Data (Part 2 of 2)

Jules J. Berman

Old data can still provide new insights.


Best of TDWI's Data Digest

Quint Turner

Interesting articles we found on the Web focus on predictive data models and determining buyer intent, data management v. data governance, and cloud v. virtualization.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Using New Database Technologies to Drive Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Colin White

9:00AM PT
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New, non-relational products have been introduced that support workloads not always suited to a relational architecture. The net result is that database systems are no longer a commodity, and choosing the right system for your projects is critical to business success. This Webinar looks at recent developments in the database field and offers advice on how to choose the right product for your business.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Igniting Analytics: Apache Spark's Promise and Potential Perils

Apache Spark is a parallel processing engine for big data that achieves high speed and low latency by leveraging in-memory computing and cyclic data flows. Interest in Spark is rising rapidly because it offers a number of other advantages over Hadoop MapReduce and aligns with the needs of enterprise users and IT organizations. This Webinar will also contemplate Spark's role today and in the future.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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New Approaches for Fast Decision Making with Analytics:
5 Tips You Should Know

Organizations want easy-to-use analytics software for both traditional BI and even more advanced analytics. The need for speed, flexibility, and agility in decision making is becoming a business imperative, just as data is becoming more voluminous, more disparate, and more real-time. This Webcast features a case study describing how Cisco successfully met its need for speed. The Webcast will also include a lively roundtable discussion on how organizations can get to insight more rapidly and improve their decision-making processes.

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

September 20 - 25, 2015

TDWI Conference in San Diego

San Diego, CA

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October 5 - 8, 2015

Seminar in New York // Dimensional Modeling

New York, NY

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October 12 - 15, 2015

Seminar in Atlanta // Best Practices for Enterprise Data Management

Atlanta, GA

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