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  • GDPR: What It Means for Analytics and Data Management

    The deadline for complying with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching. The EU calls it “the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years” – and that’s no exaggeration. Beginning May 25, 2018, organizations that are in non-compliance may face heavy fines, not to mention damage to their reputations. How does this regulation affect the way your organization uses data for analytics and business intelligence? What do you need to do from a data management perspective to ensure compliance – not just by May 25, but into the future? April 30, 2018 Register

  • Analytics Everywhere: Building Analytics Applications for Driving Business Value

    Analytics has become mainstream, and TDWI research indicates that the vast majority of organizations have adopted technologies such as dashboards and visual analytics. However, as organizations mature along their analytics journey, they are looking to embed their analytics into devices, applications, and systems. Embedding analytics layers analytics into another application or process and brings the results of analysis to the decision maker through applications that run the business. The result is opening up analytics to more users and making analytics relevant, actionable, and more valuable. May 30, 2018 Register

  • The Automation and Optimization of Advanced Analytics based on Machine Learning

    However, embracing machine learning successfully is challenged by ML’s serious data requirements. In development, designing an analytic model depends on very large volumes of diverse data. In production, an analytic model created via machine learning again needs voluminous data, so it can learn and improve over time. In turn, managing big data for machine learning demands a substantial data management infrastructure and tool portfolio. May 31, 2018 Register

Upcoming Webinars

  • GDPR: What It Means for Analytics and Data Management

    The deadline for complying with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching. The EU calls it “the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years” – and that’s no exaggeration. Beginning May 25, 2018, organizations that are in non-compliance may face heavy fines, not to mention damage to their reputations. How does this regulation affect the way your organization uses data for analytics and business intelligence? What do you need to do from a data management perspective to ensure compliance – not just by May 25, but into the future? April 30, 2018 Register

  • Analytics Everywhere: Building Analytics Applications for Driving Business Value

    Analytics has become mainstream, and TDWI research indicates that the vast majority of organizations have adopted technologies such as dashboards and visual analytics. However, as organizations mature along their analytics journey, they are looking to embed their analytics into devices, applications, and systems. Embedding analytics layers analytics into another application or process and brings the results of analysis to the decision maker through applications that run the business. The result is opening up analytics to more users and making analytics relevant, actionable, and more valuable. May 30, 2018 Register

  • The Automation and Optimization of Advanced Analytics based on Machine Learning

    However, embracing machine learning successfully is challenged by ML’s serious data requirements. In development, designing an analytic model depends on very large volumes of diverse data. In production, an analytic model created via machine learning again needs voluminous data, so it can learn and improve over time. In turn, managing big data for machine learning demands a substantial data management infrastructure and tool portfolio. May 31, 2018 Register

  • Modernizing Data Analytics: Moving Beyond Hadoop

    As an open source platform that simplified the ability to develop distributed and parallel applications, Hadoop lowered the barrier to entry for many smaller organizations interested in big data analytics. Some people have gone as far to suggest that Hadoop be used to replace their existing data warehouse. June 5, 2018 Register

  • Strategies for Solving Business Problems Faster with Visualytics

    While visualization is about telling a story with data for consumption, visualytics is visually understanding your data while you work and model it. Not waiting until the output to see and understand your data can give business users and analysts a faster path to uncovering critical insights for addressing business challenges and answering questions. Technologies that enable data visualization and analytics have previously been evolving separately, but leading solutions today have merged them together to give users new and easier ways of drawing insights from data and putting them into action for smarter decisions. June 14, 2018 Register

  • Practical Predictive Analytics – Results of New TDWI Best Practices Research

    Predictive analytics is now part of the analytics fabric of organizations. TDWI research indicates that it is in the early mainstream phase of adoption. Yet, even as organizations continue to adopt predictive analytics and machine learning, many are struggling to make it stick. Challenges include lack of skills, executive and organizational support, and data infrastructure issues. June 21, 2018 Register

TDWI Webinars on Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing & Analytics

TDWI Webinars deliver unbiased information on pertinent issues in the big data, business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics industry. Each live Webinar is roughly one hour in length and includes an interactive question-and-answer session following the presentation.


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Maximizing the Value of Your IoT Data: How to Utilize Data Virtualization to Provide Value and Context to Your Sensor Data

Sensor data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices is becoming more pervasive throughout the world of data management, but it can be both an opportunity and a challenge to existing platforms, integration, and best practices. Your organization needs to understand how its existing integration and data management tools can help with the introduction of sensor data, as well as how business stakeholders, in particular from operations teams, will be using that data to impact revenue and costs. In addition, your organization must enable the speed of performance required in operational and analytics use cases, including productivity to improve organizational performance, process efficiency to streamline company activities, new product development to better meet customer expectations and experiences, new business models for revenue generation and supply chain monitoring, and inventory and cost reduction.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Emerging Best Practices for Data Lakes

It’s no surprise that data warehouse professionals are quickly adopting Hadoop. According to a recent TDWI survey, the number of deployed Hadoop clusters is up 60% over two years. While Hadoop is an effective design pattern for capturing and quickly ingesting a wide range of raw data types, there have been a number of challenges organizations have faced in realizing the true business value from their Hadoop-based data lakes.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Accelerating the Path to Value with Hybrid Analytics Architecture

In today’s demanding economic environment, companies that can develop and deploy analytics faster have a significant competitive edge. They can use analytics to detect patterns and changes in markets, learn customer preferences, be alert to fraudulent activity, and more. With the advent of cloud computing, users quickly gain access to new data sources and analytic techniques, enabling companies to finally unleash their analytics – they are no longer constrained by the limits of their on-premises computing, database platform, data warehouse, and data storage capacity. However, to avoid even more data siloes, data governance issues, and more, organizations should consider a hybrid analytics architecture that brings together on premises and cloud, enabling a more controlled journey to the cloud, while enjoying the flexibility, power, and speed they need to handle a range of analytics demands.

David Stodder

Content Provided by TDWI, IBM


Emerging Design Patterns for Data Management

Organizations that seek to be data-driven are experiencing considerable change of late, because data itself, the management of data, and the ways businesses leverage data are all evolving at accelerated rates. These changes sound like problems, but they are actually opportunities for organizations that can embrace new big data, implement new design patterns and platforms for data, scale to greater volumes and processing loads, and react accordingly via analytics for organizational advantage.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


SQL for Hadoop: When to Use Which Approach

In a 2015 survey by TDWI, 69% of respondents identified SQL on Hadoop as a must-have for making Hadoop ready for enterprise use. This is not surprising because both technical and business users know and love SQL, plus have portfolios of tools that rely on it. The catch is that early versions of Hadoop were devoid of ANSI-standard SQL.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

Content Provided IBM, Looker, Teradata


The Modern Data Warehouse: What Enterprises Must Have Today and What They’ll Need in the Future

Many organizations need a more modern data warehouse platform to address a number of new and future business and technology requirements. Most of the new requirements relate to big data and advanced analytics, so the data warehouse of the future must support these in multiple ways, while still supporting older data types, technologies, and business practices. Hence, a leading goal of the modern data warehouse is to enable more and bigger data management solutions and analytic applications, which in turn help the organization automate more business processes, operate closer to real time, and through analytics learn valuable new facts about business operations, customers, products, and so on.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Data-centric Security- Seven Best Practices for Protecting Your Most Sensitive Data

As organizations incorporate newer data strategies, they also need to consider data-centric security. Data-centric security focuses security controls on the data, rather than perimeter servers or other infrastructure or the network. The goal is to protect sensitive data where it is stored and where it moves. This is becoming increasingly important as organizations start to deal with big data and newer data management platforms and hybrid architectures that include Hadoop and the cloud. Yet, TDWI research suggests that organizations still seem to focus on perimeter security and on application centric security for sensitive data. They think they are focused on protecting their data, but the reality is that many organizations don’t classify their data or know where their sensitive data lives, much less how to protect it.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.


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