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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

News Highlights


Who, Exactly, Is the BI User?

Stephen Swoyer

At the annual Pacific Northwest BI Summit, a round-table discussion led by industry luminary Claudia Imhoff tackled that most intractable of problems -- the lackluster rate of BI adoption. BI use cases and BI user constituencies have changed radically in just the last few years.


Capitalizing on Big Data in the IoT

Brian Gentile

The Internet of Things and big data are forcing enterprises to develop creative ideas and leverage data in a clever way.


Say "Yes" to Your Business Users

Max T. Russell and Roger Cogswell

Say "yes" when you mean it but be realistic about expectations and limitations.


Best of TDWI's Data Digest

Quint Turner

Interesting articles we found on the Web focus on missteps with big data and self-service integration tools, data lakes, data virtualization, and the Pareto Principle and security practices.

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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