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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Q&A: Tips and Techniques for Gathering BI Requirements (Part 1 of 2)

Linda Briggs

Gathering the requirements for a BI project requires moving at the speed of business (that is, very quickly) while remaining flexible and accepting that the first pass won't be perfect. In this first part of a two-part interview, Jonathan Geiger of Intelligent Solutions explains how to hone your requirements-gathering approach.


Analytics, Voting Habits, and Consumer Buying Habits

Jason Levesque

Although voters and consumers may often act the same, the analytics used to examine their behavior is vastly different.


An Introduction to Data Wrangling

Stephen Swoyer

What is data wrangling and why does it matter? Think of it as data preparation taken to the next level. To learn more, we turned to data-wrangling upstart Trifacta.


Q&A: The Seven Metrics of Highly Successful EDW Programs

James E. Powell

How can you measure the success of your enterprise data warehouse initiative? Ralph Hughes has devised a concise set of seven factors to evaluate.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Modernizing the Operational Data Store with Hadoop

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT
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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.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

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.

Speaker: Fern Halper and David Stodder

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

February 22 - 27, 2015

TDWI Las Vegas 2015

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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