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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

News Highlights


Taking the Big Data Leap: A Business Case for Hadoop

Jorge A. Lopez

Don't be tempted to start your Hadoop journey by exploring fancy new analytics. Offloading existing ELT workloads could be your ticket to a bright Hadoop future.


The State of Agile BI, Part 2: Getting to Agile

Tom Hammergren

How to change development processes to increase business value and speed information delivery.


BI Best Practice: Delete Most of Your Reports

Ike Ellis

Deleting reports will allow your enterprise to focus on new value instead of maintaining old assets that are rarely used.


Big Data and the Public Cloud

Fern Halper

TDWI's just-released Checklist Report, Seven Considerations for Navigating Big Data Cloud Services, examines what enterprises should think about when evaluating the use of public cloud services to manage their big data.

TDWI Webinar Series:

BI in the Cloud

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT
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The cloud services model offers much in the way of potential benefits to businesses in terms of efficiency and cost savings. It's no wonder that many enterprise applications have moved to public, private, or hybrid clouds. Although business intelligence applications have been slower to move to the cloud -- usually because of data security concerns -- this is starting to change.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Modernizing the Traditional BI Environment

Key BI industry growth areas are focused on big data, advanced analytics, cloud computing, and supporting mobile workers. When they are marketing and writing about using these technologies, vendors, the press, and analyst organizations usually focus on building new and leading-edge systems and applications.

Speaker: Colin White

9:00AM PT

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Preparing Data for Analytics

There's a fair amount of confusion about how best to collect, integrate, and preprocess data for advanced analytics. Many BI and data warehouse professionals think it's the same as the traditional ETL practices they've applied to their report-oriented data warehouses for years. Some database administrators think it's just a matter of dumping large volumes of data into a highly scalable repository.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

March 31 - April 3, 2014

TDWI Seminar Series in Vancouver: BI Essentials

Vancouver, BC

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April 7 - 10, 2014

TDWI Seminar Series in Washington DC: Data Modeling

Washington, DC

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April 15, 2014

Solution Spotlight on Big Data Analytics

New York, NY

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