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TDWI Best Practices Reports

TDWI’s Best Practices Reports are designed to educate technical and business professionals about new business intelligence technologies, concepts, or approaches that address a significant problem or issue. Research for the Best Practices Reports is conducted via interviews with industry experts and leading-edge user companies, and is supplemented by a survey of business intelligence professionals.


TDWI Best Practices Report

Best Practices Report | Multiplatform Data Architectures

September 28, 2018

To capture distributed enterprise data, big data, and other new data assets—plus leverage them fully for business advantage—user organizations are expanding and integrating their portfolios of data platforms and tools to create what TDWI calls multiplatform data architectures (MDAs). Download this report to learn what MDAs are and do.


Best Practices Report | Practical Predictive Analytics

May 29, 2018

TDWI research indicates that it is in the early mainstream stage of adoption. Yet, even as organizations continue to adopt predictive analytics, many are struggling to make it stick. The purpose of this report is to explore concrete best practices for building and deploying predictive models in organizations.


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Best Practices Report | What It Takes to Be Data Driven: Technologies and Best Practices for Becoming a Smarter Organization

December 22, 2017

This TDWI Best Practices Report examines how organizations become data-driven, including patterns for building out infrastructure for managing data and driving analytics. It also examines the best practices of those organizations that are data-driven across three areas we believe are important: technology, analytics, and organization.


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Best Practices Report | Advanced Analytics: Moving Toward AI, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing

September 28, 2017

This TDWI Best Practices Report explores the new opportunities for AI, machine learning, and natural language processing presented by innovations in computing power and algorithmic efficiency.


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Best Practices Report | Accelerating the Path to Value with BI and Analytics

June 29, 2017

This TDWI Best Practices Report focuses on current experiences with realizing value from BI and analytics and how organizations can accelerate the path to higher value.


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Best Practices Report | Data Lakes: Purposes, Practices, Patterns, and Platforms

March 29, 2017

One of the more popular subjects in data modernization today is the addition of data lakes to many different ecosystems. This report defines data lake types and discusses emerging best practices, enabling technologies, and real-world use cases.


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Best Practices Report | Data Science and Big Data: Enterprise Paths to Success

December 21, 2016

Big data and data science can provide a significant path to value for organizations. Download this report for organizations’ experiences with and plans for big data and data science including both technology plans and organizational strategies.


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Best Practices Report | BI, Analytics, and the Cloud: Strategies for Business Agility

October 3, 2016

The cloud is becoming a mature platform for data management, integration, business intelligence (BI), and analytics. Download this report for an examination of organizations’ experiences with and plans for cloud BI and analytics, new cloud models, and what organizations should consider when moving to the cloud.


Best Practices Report | Improving Data Preparation for Business Analytics

July 1, 2016

Business users want the power of analytics—but analytics can only be as good as the data. Download this report for an examination of experiences with data preparation, a discussion of goals and objectives, and a look at important technology trends reshaping data preparation processes. Learn how your organization can reduce the time it takes to prepare data and help users realize insights from data faster.


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