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  • Use Big Data Analytics and Geoenrichment to Drive Better Business Outcomes

    The volumes of data and speed at which data is produced continually increases on an exponential scale. Consumer transaction data, client records and data in motion from mobile devices, IoT sensors and other sources usually contains associated geographic coordinates that require geospatial processing to extract value. With the volume and variety of this data, organizations need to have a location strategy that includes big data technology that can join disparate data sets (geoenrichment) and perform location analytics to reveal actionable business and operational insights. August 15, 2017 Register

  • Get More Business Value from a Data Lake via Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)

    Data lakes are coming on strong as a modern and practical way of managing the large volumes and broad range of data types and sources that enterprises are facing today. TDWI sees data lakes managing diverse data successfully for business-driven use cases, such as omni-channel marketing, multi-module ERP, the digital supply chain, and data warehouses extended for business analytics. Yet, even in business-driven examples like these, user organizations still haven’t achieved full business value and return on investment from their data lakes. August 16, 2017 Register

  • 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. August 17, 2017 Register

Upcoming Webinars

  • Use Big Data Analytics and Geoenrichment to Drive Better Business Outcomes

    The volumes of data and speed at which data is produced continually increases on an exponential scale. Consumer transaction data, client records and data in motion from mobile devices, IoT sensors and other sources usually contains associated geographic coordinates that require geospatial processing to extract value. With the volume and variety of this data, organizations need to have a location strategy that includes big data technology that can join disparate data sets (geoenrichment) and perform location analytics to reveal actionable business and operational insights. August 15, 2017 Register

  • Get More Business Value from a Data Lake via Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)

    Data lakes are coming on strong as a modern and practical way of managing the large volumes and broad range of data types and sources that enterprises are facing today. TDWI sees data lakes managing diverse data successfully for business-driven use cases, such as omni-channel marketing, multi-module ERP, the digital supply chain, and data warehouses extended for business analytics. Yet, even in business-driven examples like these, user organizations still haven’t achieved full business value and return on investment from their data lakes. August 16, 2017 Register

  • 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. August 17, 2017 Register

  • 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. August 17, 2017 Register

  • Use Big Data Analytics and Geoenrichment to Drive Better Business Outcomes

    The volumes of data and speed at which data is produced continually increases on an exponential scale. Consumer transaction data, client records and data in motion from mobile devices, IoT sensors and other sources usually contains associated geographic coordinates that require geospatial processing to extract value. With the volume and variety of this data, organizations need to have a location strategy that includes big data technology that can join disparate data sets (geoenrichment) and perform location analytics to reveal actionable business and operational insights. August 22, 2017 Register

  • 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. August 22, 2017 Register

  • 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. September 14, 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.


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Defining a Multiplatform Data Architecture and What It Means to You

A revolution is occurring in modern analytics, driven by our ability to capture new sources of information at a detail previously too complex and costly to imagine. As more data comes from new sources (from machines to social media) and is applied to new applications, data is evolving into greater diversity, including every variation of data type from unstructured to multistructured. Even as new tools to analyze and manipulate this newly available resource come online, it is not enough to look at the data manipulation layer alone.

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Accelerating the Path to Value with Business Intelligence and Analytics: A TDWI Best Practices Research Report

Organizations of all sizes are in competition to realize value from data – and to realize it faster. To do so, they increasingly need flexible and agile business intelligence(BI), analytics, and data infrastructure, not systems that take too long to develop and do not give users the dynamic, iterative, and interactive access to data that they need. Fortunately, technology developments are trending in a positive direction for organizations seeking to accelerate their path to value with BI, analytics, and the critical supporting data infrastructure. These include self-service BI and visual analytics, self-service data preparation, cloud computing and software as a service(SaaS), and new data integration technologies.

David Stodder


Ask the Expert: Ask the Expert on Data Maturity
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An increase in data maturity correlates to an increase in business success. Yet though organizations gladly allocate budget to business projects, they neglect data maturity—even to the point of allowing it to deteriorate.

William McKnight


Augmenting and Enriching Data Sets for Analytics Value

As BI and analytics become more mainstream, organizations are realizing that it makes sense to both enrich and augment their data in order to gain more insight. Successful companies realize that utilizing traditional structured data only for analytics is a non-starter. Organizations are more often adding ‘new’ data sources to the mix, including demographic data, text data, and geospatial data to their data sets. They are also looking for external data, such as social media data, weather data, and other third-party sources. The demand from data consumers has also driven many new organizations to pursue sharing their data. Many of these data sources are cloud-based.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.


Architecting a Hybrid Data Ecosystem: Achieving Technical Cohesion and Business Value in a Multi-platform Environment

One of the strongest trends in data management today and into the future is the development of complex, multi-platform architectures that generate and integrate an eclectic mix of old and new data, in every structure imaginable, traveling in time frames from batch to real time. The data comes from legacy, mainstream enterprise, Web, and third-party systems, which may be home grown, vendor built, open source, or a mix of these. More sources are coming online from machines, social media, and the Internet of Things. These data environments are hybrid and diverse in the extreme, hence the name hybrid data ecosystems (HDEs).

Philip Russom, Ph.D.


Machine Learning – What’s All the Hype About?

Machine learning is the analytics buzz word of the day. While some of the techniques have been around for decades, what has changed is the volume and diversity of data as well as the compute power to find insights in that data faster. That means that machine learning against disparate and big data can be used to get to insight – and fast. Machine learning is being used in predictive analytics in numerous use cases from customer behavior analysis to predictive maintenance to image recognition and more. The value is real and growing.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.


Ask the Expert: Should You Learn MapReduce or Spark?
TDWI Members Only

Want to become a data engineer but aren’t sure which technologies are the right fit for the job? People switching into big data are faced with a difficult decision—should you learn MapReduce or Spark? The answer seems simple, but requires more information and insight. Answering this and other questions correctly places you on the path to becoming a data engineer.

Jesse Anderson


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