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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

News Highlights


Chasing the Data Science Unicorn

David Stodder

Data science is an exciting area that promises real benefits to organizations in nearly all industries. It should not be stuck in a frustrating pursuit of imaginary heroes of folklore.


Apache Spark: The Next Big Thing

Stephen Swoyer

If you heard a lot about something called "Spark" last year, it's no wonder. Spark went supernova in 2014, so much so that just about every prominent BI vendor announced plans to support it. So what is Spark, and why should BI and business analytics consumers care?


How to Avoid Turning Your Enterprise Data Lake into a Data Swamp

Tripp Smith

Take these three steps to achieve mature enterprise-strength Hadoop.


Q&A: BI Needs of Midsize Firms Sometimes Overlooked

Linda Briggs

Midsize firms -- those with 500 to 5,000 employees -- have been overlooked in many ways by BI vendors, says a Dell Software director, but his company sees "a terrific opportunity" there.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Next-Generation Analytics and Platforms for Business Success

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT
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How are organizations implementing next-generation analytics to meet their business objectives, and what challenges do they face with such analytics? What best practices can you adopt in your own organization to address next-generation analytics? TDWI Research director for advanced analytics Fern Halper will explain.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Modernizing the Operational Data Store with Hadoop

Learn why operational data stores need to be modernized and how some users are doing it, as well as how ODSs still support data warehouse architectures as well as new approaches to advanced analytics, data archiving, data lakes, and enterprise data hubs. Russom will explain how Hadoop makes a highly scalable and cost-effective platform for ODSs, especially when compared to traditional relational databases, and he'll discuss how you can industrialize the data integration process for a data hub.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PTq

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Moving Forward with Analytics: Introducing TDWI's New Maturity Model Assessment Tool

Learn more about the TDWI Analytics Maturity Model and Assessment Tool and hear preliminary results from the assessment. Co-authors Fern Halper and David Stodder will lead a lively discussion with the sponsors of the assessment about how to improve an organization analytics maturity and the state of BI and analytics today.

Speakers: Fern Halper and David Stodder

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

February 22 - 27, 2015

TDWI Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

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February 23 - 25, 2015

TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

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March 15 - 17, 2015

TDWI Solution Summit Savannah

Savannah, GA

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