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Featured 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 Register

  • 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 Register

  • 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 Register

Upcoming 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 Register

  • 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 Register

  • 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 Register

  • Ask the Expert: Three Big Dilemmas of BI
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    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 Register

  • Advanced Analytics: Moving Toward Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and AI

    There is a lot of excitement in the market about machine learning, natural language processing, and AI. Although many of these technologies have been available for decades, new advancements in compute along with some new algorithmic developments are making these technologies more attractive. More organizations are embracing these advanced technologies for a number of reasons, including improving operational efficiencies, better understanding behaviors, and to gain competitive advantage. October 24, 2017 Register

  • Considerations for Cloud Data Quality Tool Solutions

    Cloud software offerings have exploded in the data management and governance scene in a big way. Longstanding leaders in the data quality tool market are releasing cloud versions of their DQ platforms while upstart cloud-only competitors attempt to gain market share by selling more lightweight toolsets, often directly to business divisions rather than IT. Interesting hybrid architectures are also being tested, sometimes with multiple vendors and sometimes with multiple types of implementations of the same vendors’ tools. October 25, 2017 Register

  • Three Ways to Succeed with Embedded Analytics

    One of the most effective ways to spread the value and accelerate the adoption of business intelligence (BI) and analytics is to embed it into operational applications. End users and customers value the ability to model, monitor, ask, and answer questions throughout the workflow of familiar business applications. In this webinar, you will learn three ways BI and analytics are typically embedded into operational applications, new embedded use cases, and what to consider in your embedded analytics evaluation. October 26, 2017 Register

  • Big Data in the Cloud: Strategies for Analytics Success

    Big data is more often becoming the norm for many organizations and that is a good thing because it can provide a great deal of insight. Big data includes large volumes of disparate data types such as structured data as well as “newer” data such as text, images, geospatial and streaming data. TDWI research indicates that the majority of respondents in our surveys are collecting data in the terabyte range with a small percent capturing petabytes of data. Analyzing newer kinds of data is becoming more mainstream. November 7, 2017 Register

TDWI Webinars on Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing & Analytics

TDWI Webinars deliver unbiased information on pertinent issues in the big data, business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics industry. Each live Webinar is roughly one hour in length and includes an interactive question-and-answer session following the presentation.


On Demand

Master Data Management – Avoiding the Potholes

Andy Hayler brings his wealth of practical experience of master data management projects to bear in order to explore best practice in MDM. Drawing heavily on practical project experience, supplemented by survey data from customer projects, he explains the most common problems that MDM projects encounter, and how to avoid them.

Andy Hayler


IoT’s Impact on Data Warehousing: Defining IoT in Terms of Its Data Requirements

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a computing paradigm where a widening range of physical devices—including smartphones, vehicles, shipping pallets, kitchen appliances, manufacturing robots, and anything fitted with a sensor—can transmit data about their location, state, activity, and surroundings. Depending on the device type, some may also receive data and instructions that control device behavior.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Integration and Governance for Big Data, Data Lakes, and Hadoop. Yes, you can do it.

In this presentation, we discuss the need for creating a managed data environment that supports the needs of all users of analytical data while ensuring the creation of governed, sharable, and portable data integration and governance work products.

Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D.


Putting Machine Learning to Work in Your Enterprise

Everyone is talking about machine learning—software that can learn without being explicitly programmed, machine learning (and deep learning) can access, analyze, and find patterns in big data in a way that is beyond human capabilities. The technology is being used in a wide range of industries for use cases including fraud prevention, predicting crop yields, preventing and mitigating natural disasters, predictive maintenance of enterprise assets, and improving supply chain efficiencies.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.


Navigating the Predictive Analytics Market

Predictive analytics is on the verge of widespread adoption. Enterprises are extremely interested in deploying predictive capabilities. In a recent TDWI survey about data science, about 35 percent of respondents said they had already implemented predictive analytics in some way. In a 2017 TDWI education survey, predictive analytics was the top analytics-related topic respondents wanted to learn more about.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.


Making Multiplatform Data Architectures Work for You: Common Use Cases and Reference Architectures

To leverage the new wave of advanced data sources available, users and architects are turning to a multiplatform data architecture (MDA), where numerous diverse data platforms and tools are integrated in a multiplatform, distributed architecture. An MDA is typified by an extreme diversity of platform types that may include multiple brands of relational databases, NoSQL platforms, in-memory functions, and tools for data integration, analytics, and stream processing. Any of these may be on premises, in the cloud, or in hybrid combinations of the two.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Ask the Expert: Data Science
TDWI Members Only

It’s hard to find a topic out there hotter than Data Science right now; and can be equally hard to find one more confusing. Data Science techniques have revolutionized nearly any industry you can imagine, and in some cases created whole new ones from thin air. Despite this, much of Data Science remains couched in mystery--a magic black box that is supposed to solve all of our problems.

Frank Evans


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