Recent Work: Philip Russom

Philip Russom

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

Senior Director of TDWI Research for data management

Philip Russom, Ph.D., is senior director of TDWI Research for data management and is a well-known figure in data management and business intelligence circles, having published numerous research reports, magazine articles, opinion columns, and more. Before joining TDWI in 2005, Russom was an industry analyst covering BI at Forrester Research and Giga Information Group. He also ran his own business as an independent industry analyst and BI consultant and was a contributing editor with leading IT magazines.



  • Getting Started with Data Integration in the Cloud

    Cloud continues to rise in importance as a platform for many IT systems, including those for data integration. Many organizations have now achieved a maturity level where they are using multiple cloud-based applications and online data sources. These users now need data integration tool platforms that support hybrid data environments so they can unify on-premises and cloud-based data sources and targets. Similarly, users increasingly need data integration processing to run natively on clouds (not just on premises), so that data integration functions and related capabilities are closer to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, Web data sources, multiple clouds, and increasingly popular cloud-based databases, data lakes, and data warehouses. September 19, 2018 View Now

  • How to Design a Data Lake with Business Impact in Mind

    A quarter of organizations surveyed by TDWI in 2017 say they already have a data lake in production, while another quarter say their lake will be in production within 12 months. Although data lakes are still rather new, user organizations have adopted them briskly. Why has the data lake gotten so popular, so fast? July 24, 2018 View Now

  • The Automation and Optimization of Advanced Analytics based on Machine Learning

    However, embracing machine learning successfully is challenged by ML’s serious data requirements. In development, designing an analytic model depends on very large volumes of diverse data. In production, an analytic model created via machine learning again needs voluminous data, so it can learn and improve over time. In turn, managing big data for machine learning demands a substantial data management infrastructure and tool portfolio. May 31, 2018 View Now

  • Six Strategies for Balancing Risk with Data Value

    Managing data for value is a business-oriented focus on the potential of data. It complements the all-too-common obsession with data’s technical requirements. Data value recognizes that data is a valuable business asset and should be leveraged accordingly. If you are managing data for value, your asset portfolio of data should be protected, grown, and governed. March 29, 2018 View Now

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