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Featured Webinars

  • 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 Register

  • 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 Register

  • 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 Register

Upcoming Webinars

  • 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 Register

  • 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 Register

  • 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 Register

  • 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 Register

  • New Data Practices for a Single Customer View and Omnichannel Marketing

    Marketing has been one of the top beneficiaries of significant advances in data management, software automation, and customer analytics that enable a single view of the customer and power omnichannel marketing. Customer views and channel marketing are now inherently scalable to vast amounts of data, which enables marketers to track customer behavior in unprecedented detail across multiple channel contexts. May 24, 2017 Register

  • 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. June 19, 2017 Register

  • 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). June 28, 2017 Register

On Demand Webinars

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

Data Lakes: Purposes, Practices, Patterns, and Platforms

We’re experiencing a time of great change, as data evolves into greater diversity (more data types, sources, schema, and latencies) and as user organizations diversify the ways they use data for business value (via advanced analytics and data integrated across multiple analytic and operational applications). To capture new big data, to scale up burgeoning traditional data, and to leverage both fully, users are modernizing their portfolios of tools, platforms, best practices, and skills.

Philip Russom


Ask the Expert about Data Warehouse Modernization
TDWI Members Only

Despite their ongoing evolution, data warehouses (DWs) are more relevant than ever, as they support operationalized analytics and wring business value from machine data and other new forms of big data. Hence, it’s important to modernize an existing DW environment, to keep it competitive and aligned with business goals, as well as to grow into new data-driven practices and technologies, while also keeping and improving the old ones.

Philip Russom


Creating Value with Unified Governance

Certainly, every business leader wants to have trusted, secure, consistent and usable information. But data volumes and systems complexity has been increasing for years and most organizations rarely prioritize data governance, so why care now? We’re at the brink of a perfect storm of unprecedented IT megatrends. The convergence of Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data foreshadows the upcoming tsunami of data ripe with potential business value. But it will also make the frustrating complexity of your traditional on-premises transactional data management challenges appear amazingly “manageable” in contrast.

Claudia Imhoff


Take a Dive into the Data Lake

Many organizations have a serious interest in data lakes, at the moment, because of the business analytics and new data-driven practices that lakes promise. Yet, these organizations still aren’t quite ready to take a dive into a data lake. Whether they are unable to define standard structures, align and maintain business meanings, or create a governance strategy, these companies struggle to anticipate what truly lies beneath the surface of the data lake.

Philip Russom


Rethinking Enterprise BI in a Self-Service World: Balancing User Freedom with Enterprise IT Responsibilities

Both product and tech leaders have always recognized that business intelligence (BI) is most valuable when it is pervasive, contextual, and actionable. A new generation of solutions -- embedded BI – provides unprecedented power to weave reporting and analytics into the fabric of apps and business processes.

David Stodder


Achieving Integration Agility, Scale, and Simplicity via Cloud-Based Integration Platform-as-a-Service

Many firms have mandates to move to clouds, control IT costs, integrate disparate applications, deliver data-driven solutions faster, and provide integration infrastructure for hybrid data ecosystems.

Philip Russom


Embedded BI: Why It Works and How to Do It

Both product and tech leaders have always recognized that business intelligence (BI) is most valuable when it is pervasive, contextual, and actionable. A new generation of solutions -- embedded BI – provides unprecedented power to weave reporting and analytics into the fabric of apps and business processes.

David Stodder


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