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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

News Highlights


Shaping the Future with "What If" Analytics

Mark Peco

Prescriptive analytics using simulation techniques can increase our knowledge and level of confidence in making informed decisions.


There's No Such Thing as Unstructured Data

Bob Potter

Just because information isn't stored in a database field doesn't mean it lacks structure.


Using Apache Hadoop for Operational Analytics

Jack Norris

Hadoop has become the preferred choice for big data analytics; it can handle both structured and unstructured data at very high volumes with an unprecedented price/performance ratio. Hadoop's ecosystem advances now also make it suitable for real-time analytics. We explore how organizations can put Hadoop to work to improve operations and gain a competitive edge.


Marketing BI In House: Don't Get Lost in the Luster

Max T. Russell

When many vendors begin glorifying the same shiny object, you usually can be sure they've found one more way to make you nervous about falling behind your competition. Take big data, for example.

Analytics Survey Needs Your Input

Analytics, big data, and the Industrial Internet of Things are the future, but managing them can place conflicting demands on an enterprise. A new 4-minute survey from ARC Advisory Group is designed to understand how and why you're investing in analytics and which technologies (mobile, SaaS, etc.) are the most important to you. Respondents will receive an exclusive report of the key findings to help you optimize how your organization spends its analytics budget. Survey responses are only used in aggregate and will remain anonymous and confidential. To participate, click here.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Preparing Your Data Warehouse Environment for Big Data

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT
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Significant changes are afoot in data warehouse environments (DWEs) because organizations are evolving their DWEs to leverage big data for business value, practice advanced forms of analytics for new insights, scale up to larger user communities, enable self-service data exploration, and operate the business more competitively based on real-time and near-real- time data.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Integrating Data in a Heterogeneous and Real-Time IT Environment

Integrating and transforming data for business decision making has always been complex and resource intensive. The industry move toward cloud, mobile, and big data technologies makes this task even more difficult given the heterogeneous nature of the many systems involved. This heterogeneity coupled with the need to make faster and near-real- time decisions is pushing organizations to modernize their data integration frameworks.

Speaker: Colin White

9:00AM PT

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Predictive Analytics for the Business Analyst

Predictive analytics has finally hit the mainstream as organizations realize its value and how it can help them become more competitive. The technology has also become easier to use. In fact, a current trend in predictive analytics is improving ease of use so that analysts supporting functions such as sales, marketing, and finance can use more sophisticated software.

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

July 8 - 10, 2014

TDWI BI Symposium: BI Essentials, Data Modeling, Analytics, and Agile BI

Toronto, ON

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July 20 - 25, 2014

TDWI World Conference in Boston: Evolving Your Analytics Infrastructure: From DW to Big Data

Boston, MA

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July 21 - 23, 2014

TDWI Executive Summit in Boston: Realizing the Potential of BI, Analytics, and Big Data

Boston, MA

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