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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Big Data: Helping to Predict the Unpredictable

Mike Schiff

Recent advances in analytic technology have provided us with the horsepower necessary to harvest much more big data.


Q&A: The Looming Big Data Skills Shortage

Linda Briggs

Consulting firm McKinsey predicts a shortage by 2018 of up to 190,000 people in the U.S. with the deep analytical skills needed to work with big data. "I think it actually could be higher than that," says Dr. Betsy Page Sigman, a distinguished teaching professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In this interview, she talks about the coming talent shortage and what can be done about it.


Integrating Hadoop into BI and Data Warehousing: An Overview in 27 Tweets

Philip Russom

This set of tweets will help you understand how Hadoop can be integrated into business intelligence and data warehousing and why you should care. These tweets provide an overview of the issues and best practices in a form that's compact yet amazingly comprehensive.


Hadoop Usage Poised to Explode

Stephen Swoyer

Today, comparatively few enterprises are using HDFS, the distributed storage substrate of the Hadoop framework. However, a staggering proportion of organizations plan to adopt Hadoop. In fact, over the next three years, nearly three-quarters of BI/DW shops expect to be using Hadoop in production.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Big Data and Your Data Warehouse

Speaker: Philip Russom

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Just a few years ago, big data was a problem in terms of scaling up IT systems and discovering the business value. Thanks to advances in vendor platforms and user practices, most enterprises today consider big data an opportunity -- not a problem -- because they can mine and analyze it for valuable business insight.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

The Doctor is In: The Role of the Data Scientist for Analyzing Big Data

No profession is getting more attention these days than that of the "data scientist." Data scientists have made the covers of business magazines and are practically rock stars at online companies such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Speaker: David Stodder

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Managing the Mayhem of Mobile BI

Apple defined a new category of computing with the release of the Apple iPad. It also reinvigorated the BI market with visually attractive dashboards on every tablet. Mobile BI promises to make BI more immediate and accessible for executives and field workers alike.

Speaker: Cindi Howson

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Events Calendar

May 5-10, 2013

TDWI World Conference: Big Data Tipping Point

Chicago, IL

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June 17-19, 2013

TDWI BI Symposium: Building an Analytics-Driven Organization

Toronto, ON

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August 12-15, 2013

TDWI Seminar Series: BI Essentials

New York, NY

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