Category: Big Data Ecosystem

December 12, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

What the Future Holds for the Big Data Ecosystem and Modern BI

This blog post is the first in a series based on the ebook Modern Business Intelligence: Leading the Way to Big Data Success. We wrote this book because it’s such an exciting time for data-driven companies. They’re exploring new technologies and new approaches to create competitive advantage and even market disruption. Traditional approaches to data management…

December 5, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

What’s in a Name? Data Lakes and “Bazaars”

Language and names are funny things. In an industry developing precise, highly-engineered data management and analytical software, we still often struggle to find words to describe the actual software. We use analogies and metaphors to explain capabilities which are different from existing approaches. Take for instance the “data lake” concept. 451 Research just published a…

November 15, 2017 - Sreejith Karuthody

Simplifying Big Data Deployments and Visual Analytics in the Cloud

Big data deployments are seldom quick or easy. In some cases, many months can pass before you begin proving value. After all, big data – and the analytics on that data – come with a variety of challenges and considerations. First, how will you collect data? A common objective of those architecting a big data…

October 30, 2017 - Andrew Mott

The Day London Converged Big Data and Native Visual Analytics

MapR recently announced the release of MapR-DB 6.0, as part of their Converged Data Platform. This release coincided with Convergence London, a one-day conference focused on showcasing the real-world value of enterprise data, which is part of the global Convergence series of conferences led by MapR. As a close MapR partner with a tight, certified…

October 11, 2017 - Dale Kim

Strata Data Conference NYC Wrap Up

If you’re a fan, enthusiast, consumer, perpetrator, or even a victim of big data, then you go to the Strata Data Conference. That’s what you do. I fall into at least two of the preceding categories, and I was very happy to spend the last week of September in New York City to attend the…

September 25, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

Native Visual Analytics at Strata

Like many of our readers, we’ll be joining thousands of our big data peers at Strata Data Conference in New York City. We have many examples of how big data innovators and leaders are making data work by finding insights within their data platforms with native visual analytics. Here are a few highlights: Arcadia Data…

September 19, 2017 - Richard Tomlinson

Announcing Arcadia Enterprise 4.2 — Machine-Assisted Insights for Business Analysts

Introduction With every new version of Arcadia Enterprise, we seek to double down on our big data capabilities, and our next release is by no means an exception. In our latest release, we are adding a whole host of features while at the same time investing in multiple strategic themes that line up with both…

August 28, 2017 - Richard Tomlinson

Breaking the Barrier for Business Analysts on Streaming Data

The digitization of everything and rise of the Internet of Things are undoubtedly the driving forces behind the increased demand for new types of data-streaming applications and analytics on fast-moving data. Organizations recognize that new opportunities to innovate or provide higher levels of customer service exist from jumping on data as soon as it is…

August 5, 2017 - Dale Kim

Apache Ranger Integration with Arcadia Data

Implementing data security controls can be hard, so it is up to technology vendors to work together to make security as simple as possible. This is especially true of big data environments where there are many pieces to integrate. When it comes to working with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), a tight integration with Apache…

July 12, 2017 - Susan Rojo

Beyond the Cube: Embrace Analytical Views

Why It’s Time to Rethink Your Cube-Based BI Flow and Embrace Analytical Views Are you aware that the OLAP cube is a technology that was introduced way back in the 70’s? It was a key innovation back then, allowing programmers to pull multi-dimensional data from a data warehouse and store it in a format that…

June 29, 2017 - Dale Kim

The Urgence for Convergence

In case you missed the recent Convergence conference in Cincinnati in which Arcadia Data was a sponsor and presenter, I want to give a quick recap of the key topics that were covered. As you’d expect from the name of the event, convergence was a key theme. How does that theme relate to data-driven initiatives…

June 11, 2017 - Dale Kim

Big Data Security Is Important, Right?

We all know that big data security is important, but we each have different interpretations of what “important” means. That’s not good. We all should aspire to a higher standard of data security, and I encourage you to be more diligent when it comes to protecting data. We have to be in this together because…