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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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Enabling Data Science to Be Data Science: Strategies for Increasing Self-Service Data Science

View this TDWI Webinar to learn how you can create a data science strategy that benefits from less dependence on IT and affords greater self-service capabilities for both data scientists and business users. We will discuss how trends in technologies and practices are opening up opportunities to significantly reduce the data management drag on data science projects so that there can be greater focus on what adds the most value to the business.

David Stodder


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

Join Fern Halper, TDWI VP and senior research director for advanced analytics, and David Stodder, senior research director for BI, to learn more about the research from their new Best Practices Report about what it takes to become data-driven. They will discuss their findings and present recommendations for organizational and technology best practices.

Fern Halper, Ph.D., David Stodder


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


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