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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

News Highlights


Actian Acquires Analytic Database Specialist ParAccel

The combination will offer end-to-end big data solutions built from the ground up, says a company spokesperson. We look at what's ahead post-acquisition.


Q&A: Disruptive Trends and Technologies Shaping Our Data Use

Linda Briggs

Major disruptive factors reshaping how we view and use data include the volume, variety, and velocity of big data, along with social computing, more pervasive BI, and advanced analytics, says Vitria CTO Dale Skeen.


The Case for Big Data Analytics -- And the Infrastructure to Support It

Renee Ferguson

Big data analytics -- and its seemingly enormous infrastructure requirements -- hits an IBM System z sweet spot.

TDWI Webinar Series:

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

Speaker: David Stodder

9:00AM PT
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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.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

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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Do You Need to Be a Data Scientist to Analyze Text?

Part of the discussion and debate recently about big data, big data analytics, and the role of the data scientist revolves around the skills required to be a data scientist, who is supposed to possess statistical or quantitative model-building skills, computer science skills to deal with new and diverse technologies, business savvy and acumen, and subject matter expertise.

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

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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August 18-23, 2013

TDWI World Conference: Agile BI

San Diego, CA

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