End Your Data Struggle: How to Seamlessly Analyze Disparate Data
Many organizations today are struggling to get value from their data and advanced analytics initiatives. The struggle begins with data diversity, as organizations are trying to support new apps, customer channels, sensors, and social media outlets. Each source may have its own data structure, quality, and container (in the form of files, documents, messages). The struggle is exacerbated by the exploding volume of data that must be captured, processed, stored, and delivered to the right users in a state that is fit for their own individual needs.
April 25, 2017
Database Strategies for Modern BI and Analytics
The data universe has changed. Big data, cloud computing, and open source have dramatically expanded the number of data warehousing offerings available to today’s businesses. An increasing number of companies are implementing self-service business intelligence (BI) and visual analytics tools to access and make sense of all of the new and diverse sources of data their teams are consuming. Data literacy is changing equally fast as an increasing number of “data consumers” want to interact with data on their own rather than through IT.
April 26, 2017
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Modernize Legacy Middleware for an Evolving, Data-driven World
In support of daily operations, many organizations depend heavily on systems for enterprise application integration (EAI), enterprise service bus (ESB), and other approaches to middleware. Yet, these infrastructures are today legacy technologies that predate the rise of big data and unstructured data, as well as modern sources and targets for integration, such machines, devices, clouds, social media, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Furthermore, many middleware vendor tools are still optimized for the on-premises ERP-dominated applications world of twenty years ago; others are in legacy mode, with no future upgrades coming.
May 3, 2017
Data Management for Big Data, Hadoop, and Data Lakes
A perfect storm of data management trends is converging.
First, organizations across many industries are experiencing the big data phenomenon, which forces them to capture and leverage data from new sources, in structures and velocities that are new to them, in unprecedented volumes. Second, technical users are scrambling to learn new data platforms like Hadoop and their evolving best practices. Third, the data lake arose suddenly in 2016 as the preferred approach to managing very large repositories of raw source data. Fourth, business managers have attained a new level of sophistication in their use big data for business value and organizational advantage.
May 10, 2017