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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Q&A: Where We Began -- BI and the Essentials of Information Demand and Supply

James Powell

Noumenal's Marc Demarest explains why it's time to get back to where the industry began and understand the essentials of information demand and supply, not focus on the technical characteristics of the plumbing.


Analytics 3.0: How to Become Prescriptive

Krish Krishnan

How to create a road map to move your enterprise from descriptive analytics to prescriptive analytics.


Start-up Bright Vine Touts Something (Mostly) New

Stephen Swoyer

Start-up Bright Vine's co-founders have a seemingly can't-miss pitch: on the one hand, their new product is a query optimizer, which means it decomposes and figures out how best to run a SQL query. On the other hand, it's a massively parallel distributed or federated query engine, which means it figures out where best to run a query. But does Bright Vine have what it takes to compete in today's hype-filled market?


Analytics and the Rebirth of the Mainframe

Bob Potter and Bryan Smith

Mainframes have long provided powerful processing to enterprises but lagged in their support of BI workloads. Learn how that's changed in recent years.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Telling a Story with Data: Skills for Both Business and Technical Analysts

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT
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This Webinar will help both business and technical analysts develop their storytelling skills with business and technical best practices. Learn how to tell a story and keep your audience's attention. Avoid common problems that plague those new to analytics and learn to adapt a few traditional storytelling techniques to your own story.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Enabling Statistics for Everyone: Building an Easy and Sustainable Analytics Infrastructure

The real value of a decision-making environment is not reports or multi-dimensional analytics but the creation and use of more sophisticated analytics such as statistics and data mining. To support these critical capabilities, extend your traditional data warehouse environment to include data sets in more fluid, less controlled components in addition to the enterprise data warehouse. In this Webinar we examine the new architecture for analytics including different data provisioning techniques for each component and when to use each.

Speaker: Claudia Imhoff

9:00AM PT

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New Directions in Enterprise IT Architecture: Achieving Business Value via New Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL

Learn how enterprise and data architectures are changing, the practical applications of Hadoop and NoSQL data stores in enterprise architecture and IT infrastructure, and how to enable business analysts, product managers, and other colleagues to analyze big data. We'll also explore why rapid time to value and lower risk of project failure are major criteria in evaluating a platform to search, explore, and visualize big data and new data.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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December 7 - 12, 2014

TDWI Orlando 2014

Orlando, FL

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