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Assessments

  • TDWI IoT Readiness Assessment TDWI IoT Readiness Guide Cover image

    The Internet of Things (IoT)—a network of connected devices that collect and interpret data over the Internet—is a hot and growing trend. These devices—which include sensors, RFID tags, and more—are in your home in smart appliances; you’re wearing them for health and wellness. They are on factory floors, in office buildings, on farms, and much more. IoT is being used by organizations to change their business model, improve operations, and improve the customer experience. Some view it as a competitive necessity. Read Now

  • TDWI Analytics Maturity Model

    TDWI has developed an analytics maturity model to help you determine the maturity of your organization's analytics initiatives when compared with other companies. The model provides the big picture of an analytics program, where it needs to go, and where you should concentrate your attention to create more value for your data. Read Now

  • TDWI Big Data Maturity Model

    TDWI developed the Big Data Maturity Model to describe the stages that most organizations follow when they embark on big data initiatives. The model provides the big picture of a big data program, where it needs to go, and how to get there. As organizations move through these stages, they gain more and more value from their investments. Read Now

  • TDWI Hadoop Readiness Assessment

    TDWI's Hadoop Readiness Assessment is an online questionnaire that asks how prepared you and your organization are to get full value from Hadoop. When you complete the questionnaire, the assessment tool immediately shows you scores that quantify your readiness for Hadoop. It is designed to help answer your questions about where to focus your best efforts with Hadoop. Read Now

Publications

  • TDWI Checklist Report | Six Strategies for Enabling Users to Advance Faster with BI and Analytics Six Strategies Dundas checklist cover

    All organizations, no matter how big their budget, must overcome barriers in order to realize value from data faster. Those that have historically experienced centralized, IT-centric BI implementations must transition to flexible environments that embrace the increased use of self-service technologies. July 27, 2017 Read Now

  • TDWI Checklist Report | Using Hadoop for Data Warehouse Optimization

    Augmenting the conventional EDW design with Hadoop and Hive can help optimize your EDW by expanding usability, improving performance, improving results, and reducing overall costs. June 29, 2017 Read Now

  • TDWI Checklist Report | Architecting a Hybrid Data Ecosystem

    When numerous diverse data platforms are integrated for multiple use cases, it is called a hybrid data ecosystem (HDE), a concept invented and popularized by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) in 2012. An HDE provides options for rapidly diversifying data and its business use. Despite the extreme complexity and challenges, users are succeeding with HDEs. This TDWI Checklist Report drills into the data requirements of the HDE with a focus on the role of data virtualization. June 2, 2017 Read Now

  • TDWI Checklist Report | Speeding the Path to Visual, Easier-to-Use Business Analytics

    The growing adoption of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) is merging with easier-to-use business intelligence and analytics tools to allow more users to interact with and analyze data. This Checklist Report discusses seven recommendations to help organizations be successful sooner in enabling a data-driven culture through visual, easier-to-use business analytics. June 1, 2017 Read Now

Webinars

  • Relational Database Vendors are Going Big on Big Data

    The number of options for storing, manipulating and accessing data have exploded over the last decade. Open source “NoSQL” (not-only SQL) have spread like wildfire among organizations with cutting-edge analytics. They, along with Hadoop, have lowered the cost barrier to powerful, flexible and incredibly scalable implementations of systems that access unstructured, semi-structured and flexibly-structured data in addition to relational data. However, the learning- and investment-curves have been prohibitive for many organizations. It is all too common that a company would like to advance its database and analytics capabilities with non-relational data but they don’t have the time, human resources or budgets to dedicate to spinning-up and learning how to use these new technologies. September 26, 2017 View Now

  • Ask the Expert on Data Literacy
    TDWI Members Only

    Businesses of all types and sizes are becoming more and more defined by their data. As this happens, it is equally important to improve the ability of managers, staff and even the general public, to make decisions which are well-informed by an understanding of the data behind their choices. Data literacy is the ability to understand the nature of the data we work with, and the ways in which we can interpret and communicate through our use of this important resource. September 27, 2017 View Now

  • Understanding and Overcoming Challenges in Data Warehouse Modernization

    As the rate of data management innovation accelerates, many data warehouse professionals are beginning to identify where gaps in the conventional data warehouse architecture prevent the organization from getting the best advantage from its information assets. Open source platforms, big data systems, and cloud computing all promise to revolutionize the pervasiveness of business intelligence and analytics across the organization. Consequently, many of these professionals are exploring ways to modernize their business intelligence, reporting, and analytics environments. September 28, 2017 View Now

  • Ask the Expert: Three Big Dilemmas of BI
    TDWI Members Only

    Most business intelligence (BI) systems were initially designed to support managed forms of reporting and simple analytics. Reports in these BI systems needed to be auditable, governable, tested, required high data quality, and so on. Now, however, organizations want to do more with their BI systems than reporting. October 20, 2017 View Now

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    SAP

    5 Reports to Help you Prepare for the Future of Analytics

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    Informatica

    Data Management for Next-Generation Analytics

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