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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

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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Combat Rising Integration Complexity with dPaaS

Today's integration complexities are supersized. Businesses must contend with unprecedented volumes and varieties of data at a time of growing IT resource scarcity and aging integration software. Throw into the mix the high demands—and even higher expectations—placed on analytics as a way of driving business performance, and it's easy to see why many integration environments are overwhelmed and underperforming.

David Loshin


BI, Analytics, and the Cloud: Strategies for Business Agility

Cloud computing is a major trend that offers advantages in terms of flexibility, dynamic scalability, and agility. Even so, there’s been a lot of marketing hype. The reality is that, until recently, cloud has been slow to take off for business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Organizations have been concerned about security, performance, functionality, and other critical issues. TDWI Research is now seeing a significant shift as more organizations show willingness to experiment with BI and analytics in the cloud and are moving into deployment.

Fern Halper, Ph.D., David Stodder


Governing Big Data and Hadoop

Big data presents significant business opportunities, when leveraged properly. And yet, big data also presents significant business and technology risks, when it is poorly governed or managed.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Enabling Self-Service Analytics with Intelligent Data Integration

One of the strongest trends in information technology (IT) today is self service, which puts the power of creating data-driven solutions in the hands of the business user. This way, IT organizations are offloaded; they needn’t create unique datasets, reports, and analyses per user, which frees up IT’s time for other tasks. Furthermore, a broad range of end-users – mostly mildly technical business people – needn’t wait for help from IT, thereby giving them greater agility and creativity, while reducing the time to value and allowing them to apply their business expertise to a well-targeted solution. Therefore, self service is a win-win situation – but only if key pieces of technology are in place.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Business, IT, and Self-Service Data Preparation: Can We Talk?

One of the hottest trends today is self-service data preparation. Following the path of front-end tools for self-service business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics, self-service data preparation is aimed at providing nontechnical business users with the ability to explore data and choose data sets to fit their BI and analytics requirements. The goal is to reduce IT hand-holding—an ambitious one considering that, according to TDWI research, in most organizations IT manages nearly all data preparation steps, which can include data ingestion and collection, data transformation, data quality improvement, and data integration. Self-service data preparation thus represents a significant and potentially destabilizing change for IT and the way that IT and business work together.

David Stodder


Land O’Lakes: How Free-Form Data Lakes Are Complementing Structured Data Warehouses

As the data warehouse environment (DWE) continues to evolve, one of its strongest trends is the diversification of data platforms. A rigorously structured relational data warehouse is still at the heart of the DWE, but it is being joined more and more by other platform types, including data platforms based on columns, appliances, graph, streaming data, and open source.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Modernizing Your Data Warehouse Environment

“Throw the baby out with the bathwater!” We hear that a lot. Changing business environments and competitive pressures have driven companies to seek a new edge from innovative technologies such as specialized data stores and the cloud. Today’s business intelligence (BI) and analytics implementation experts face disruptive decisions as they strive to support their business users’ shifting and diverse analytical needs. Increasing volumes and sources of data (on premises and in the cloud), technology adoption, more complex data integration and quality issues, and lower data latencies are just a few of the challenges that must be addressed.

Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D.


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