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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

News Highlights


MicroStrategy, Tibco Go Social

Stephen Swoyer

Recent announcements from MicroStrategy and Tibco Software are part of a much-anticipated social transformation that seems to be accelerating in a big way.


Big Data Analytics: Preparing Analytic Data Differs from ETL for Data Warehousing

Philip Russom

While researching a new TDWI report on big data analytics, Philip Russom, Research Director for Data Management at TDWI, ran across a few BI professionals who are concerned about the seeming lack of data preparation that's common with some forms of advanced analytics. He sorts out the controversy.


BI Vendors Have To Eat Their Own Dog Food

Boris Evelson

Would you trust a car salesman who's not driving the type of car he's trying to sell you? Would you trust a nutritionist or a dietitian who's not in a good shape? Probably not. Here are two things Boris Evelson suggests we all ask of BI vendors.


From What Works in Healthcare: HealthLink Dimensions Combats Constantly Changing Data with Verification Tools

With a mountain of data to collect and manage, HealthLink needed a solution that would clean and standardize all of its multi-sourced, multidimensional data -- a daunting task, to say the least. (Sponsored Case Study)

TDWI Webinar Series:

Data Discovery Tools and Methods: Expanding BI Options for Users

Speaker: David Stodder

9:00AM PT
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With information playing an ever-greater role in operations, users are clamoring for tools so they can easily access, analyze, and share data. Mainstream BI vendors are satisfying some of this pent-up demand, but the cost and complexity of extending enterprise BI systems has made progress slow.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Trends in Clouds for Business Intelligence

Early adopter users have already deployed a variety of business intelligence (BI) tools and data warehouse (DW) platforms on clouds, thereby proving the concept. These pioneering deployments have demonstrated that both public and private clouds give BI and DW the same advantages for fluid resource allocation.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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Using Geographic and Spatial Data to Improve Business Analytics

In today's world of electronic commerce, virtual storefronts, and online exchange, it is easy to forget that participants in every business transaction are situated in some physical location.

Speaker: David Loshin

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

August 29-
September 1, 2011

TDWI Seminar: Dimensional Modeling

Toronto, ON

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September 12-15, 2011

TDWI Seminar: Data Asset Management

Minneapolis, MN

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September 25-27, 2011

TDWI Solution Summit: Deep Analytics for Big Data

Coronado Island, CA

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