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Featured Webinars

  • 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

  • Modern Data Architectures to Support Modern Analytics

    Many organizations today are scrambling to meet the needs of new data types and analytics. TDWI research shows that companies are often analyzing data from multiple sources, including structured data, unstructured data, real-time streaming data, location data, and transactional data. They are making use of new techniques such as text analytics and machine learning, and they are moving towards self-service analytics. The traditional data warehouse or data mart is often limited in its ability to support these modern analytics in a fast and friendly way. July 12, 2018 Register

  • How to Design a Data Lake with Business Impact in Mind

    A quarter of organizations surveyed by TDWI in 2017 say they already have a data lake in production, while another quarter say their lake will be in production within 12 months. Although data lakes are still rather new, user organizations have adopted them briskly. Why has the data lake gotten so popular, so fast? July 24, 2018 Register

Upcoming Webinars

  • 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

  • Modern Data Architectures to Support Modern Analytics

    Many organizations today are scrambling to meet the needs of new data types and analytics. TDWI research shows that companies are often analyzing data from multiple sources, including structured data, unstructured data, real-time streaming data, location data, and transactional data. They are making use of new techniques such as text analytics and machine learning, and they are moving towards self-service analytics. The traditional data warehouse or data mart is often limited in its ability to support these modern analytics in a fast and friendly way. July 12, 2018 Register

  • How to Design a Data Lake with Business Impact in Mind

    A quarter of organizations surveyed by TDWI in 2017 say they already have a data lake in production, while another quarter say their lake will be in production within 12 months. Although data lakes are still rather new, user organizations have adopted them briskly. Why has the data lake gotten so popular, so fast? July 24, 2018 Register

  • Achieving High-Value Analytics with Data Virtualization

    Analytics projects are critical to business success, and as a result, they are growing in size, number, complexity, and perhaps most important, in their data requirements. TDWI finds that data scientists, business analysts, and other personnel need to view and access data that resides in multiple sources, both on premises and in the cloud, to draw insights from data relationships and discover important patterns and trends. July 31, 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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Evolution of the Data Lake—Implementing Real-Time Change Data in Hadoop

A ten-fold increase in worldwide data by 2025 is one of many predictions about big data. With such growth rates in data, the “data lake” is a very popular concept today. Everybody touts their platform capabilities for the data lake, and it is all about Apache Hadoop. With its proven cost-effective, highly scalable, and reliable means of storing vast data sets on cost-effective commodity hardware regardless of format, it seems to be the ideal analytics repository. However, the power of discovery that comes with the lack of a schema also creates a barrier for integrating well-understood transaction data that is more comfortably stored in a relational database. Rapidly changing data can quickly turn a data lake into a data swamp.

Krish Krishnan


Up to the Minute: The Need for Rapid Adoption of Streaming Data

As Internet of Things (IoT) technologies become more common and web data grows in volume, there is growing evidence that the ability to analyze continuous data is not only valuable but necessary. In fact, those with the ability to capture and analyze massive numbers of independent continuous data streams will have a powerful capability that will help them to power operational intelligence and predictive analytics. A growing number of applications increasingly rely on fast analysis, but tomorrow’s world will be even more dependent on up-to-the-minute consumption of data streams.

David Loshin


Ask the Expert on the Roles and Construct of a Thriving Analytic Team
TDWI Members Only

Most organizations believe they will achieve better analytic results if they populate a deeper bench of experienced data scientists and machine learning practitioners. But this is akin to building a home exclusively with highly skilled framers, brick layers and cabinet makers. You’ll end up with a solid structure and great workmanship, but not a true functional home.

Keith McCormick


Building a Successful Data Lake in the Cloud

Data lakes on Hadoop have come on strong in recent years because they help many types of user organizations – from Internet firms to mainstream industries – capture big data at scale and analyze or otherwise process it for business value.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Location, Location, Location: How Geoenrichment Can Improve Business Intelligence and Analytics

Geospatial data is growing in importance for business intelligence as users seek to make sense of diverse data. One element that many types of data have in common is location. Critical attributes of human, machine, and application-generated data become clearer when the source’s location—or movement from one location to another—is known and incorporated into reporting and analysis. Business users can spot trends, patterns, gaps, and other data relationships more clearly if they are able to visually integrate different types of data with maps. If organizations can enrich demographic, behavioral, operational, and other data with location information, they will be on a faster path to generate breakthrough insights and make smarter decisions.

David Stodder


Using Design Thinking to Unleash Creativity in BI and Analytics Development

Design Thinking methods can help organizations overcome the limitations of traditional BI and analytics development. Design Thinking has enabled retail, banking, and other types of firms to revolutionize how they develop products and services to deliver exceptional customer experiences. These methods offer similar potential for unleashing your organization’s creativity in developing applications and services that delight internal users. With organizations under pressure to deliver higher ROI from data—and frustrated by BI and analytics applications and services that don’t meet users’ requirements or realize value from all the data that they have—now is the time to consider new approaches such as Design Thinking.

David Stodder


Location Analytics for Your Data Lake: Driving New Business Insights and Outcomes

Location information has been a growth area in recent years in data management, as user organizations of many sizes and industries have realized how location information can inspire new business insights, practices, and outcomes. In response, many users have reworked older enterprise data environments to enrich the data with more location information. At the same time they have begun capturing data from new sources that include location information, especially from sensors, machines, devices, vehicles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Much of this new data is being managed in data lakes, which in turn are usually deployed atop Hadoop.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


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