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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 Managing Big Data

TDWI Best Practices Report | Managing Big Data

October 1, 2013

This Best Practices Report examines how organizations are leveraging their big data assets, the challenges they face, future trends in user practices and vendor tools, and 10 priorities for the years ahead.


TDWI Best Practices Report Q1 2013

TDWI Best Practices Report | Achieving Greater Agility with Business Intelligence

January 4, 2013

The information that flows from BI, analytics, and data warehousing systems can help organizations find a decision-making balance that avoids the extremes of snap decisions and rigid processes. This new survey-based research report examines benefits, barriers, technology solutions, and recommendations for achieving greater agility with business intelligence.


TDWI Best Practices Report Q4 2012

TDWI Best Practices Report | High-Performance Data Warehousing

October 1, 2012

In the age of "big data," high-performance data warehousing is primarily about achieving speed and scale while also coping with increasing complexity and concurrency. The tips and strategies presented in this research can help user organizations prioritize their acquisition of vendor tools and their adoption of design best practices.


TDWI Best Practices Report: Next Generation Master Data Management

TDWI Best Practices Report | Next Generation Master Data Management

April 2, 2012

Master data management (MDM) is one of the most widely adopted data management disciplines of recent years. This report accelerates users’ understanding of the many new user best practices, solutions, and tools that have emerged as next generation MDM. It also helps readers map their options to real-world use cases and develop a strategy for MDM.


Big Data Analytics

TDWI Best Practices Report | Big Data Analytics

September 14, 2011

Big data analytics is the intersection of two technical entities that have come together. First, there’s big data for massive amounts of detailed information. Second, there’s advanced analytics, which can include predictive analytics, data mining, statistics, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and so on. Put them together and you get big data analytics, the hottest new practice in BI.


Self-Service Business Intelligence

TDWI Best Practices Report | Self-Service Business Intelligence: Empowering Users to Generate Insights

July 1, 2011

In today's economic environment, organizations must use business intelligence (BI) to make smarter, faster decisions. Yet, in too many organizations, decisions are still not based on business intelligence because of the inability to keep up with demand for information and analytics. To satisfy this demand, one approach involves setting up a self-service BI (SS BI) environment.


Next Generation Data Integration

TDWI Best Practices Report | Next Generation Data Integration

April 1, 2011

Data integration (DI) has undergone an impressive evolution in recent years. Today, DI is a rich set of powerful techniques, including ETL (extract, transform, and load), data federation, replication, synchronization, changed data capture, data quality, master data management, natural language processing, business-to-business data exchange, and more. This report brings readers up to date on all that's happening in this exciting arena of data management.


Visual Reporting and Analysis

TDWI Best Practices Report | Visual Reporting and Analysis: Seeing Is Knowing

January 3, 2011

Data visualization is increasingly an essential element of business intelligence (BI). No longer restricted to specialized applications, data visualization in the form of charts, maps, and other graphical representations is enabling business users to better understand data and use it to achieve tactical and strategic objectives.


Operational Data Warehousing

TDWI Best Practices Report | Operational Data Warehousing: The Integration of Operational Applications and Data Warehouses

October 1, 2010

This report gives readers a jump-start on their journey toward operational data warehousing by describing its enabling technologies and real-world business use cases, providing useful planning information for both business and technical managers.


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