Category: Big Data Ecosystem

June 9, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

Cloudera Q1 Results and Big Data Growth

Recent headlines would have you believe that Hadoop is falling or that big data growth is stalling because fewer companies are looking to invest (Gartner). But with two of the big three Hadoop / “big data” vendors now public, we have a lot more visibility into the real financials and investments companies are making in…

April 27, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

Why Data Native? Benefits and Philosophy Behind Going Data Native

What is data native? Data native refers to the use of analytics and data-centric applications that run where the data resides, without data movement. Instead of external applications that need to pull the necessary data from your data sources, data-native applications sit within the data source to accelerate performance and reduce system complexity. Simply put,…

April 19, 2017 - Susan Rojo

4 Ways to Scale Analytics on a Data Lake

In our recent webinar, 4 Ways to Scale Interactive BI and Analytics on a Data Lake, MapR’s Sameer Nori, Director of Partner Marketing, and Saurabh Mahapatra, Senior Product Manager, joined Steve Wooledge and Priyank Patel of Arcadia Data to discuss the pros and cons of four different ways to scale analytics on a data lake, example…

March 15, 2017 - Susan Rojo

Forrester Webinar Recap: Business Agility and Scaling BI

In our recent webinar, How to Scale BI & Analytics with Hadoop-based Platforms, Boris Evelson, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester joined Priyank Patel, our CPO and co-founder, to discuss the importance of business agility in big data. We asked webinar participants where they are with their big data deployment. Of those who responded,…

March 7, 2017 - Priyank Patel

Data-driven Applications with Arcadia Enterprise 4.0

“Our supply chain team has not changed a single dashboard in the last 10 years” – remarked a BI Architect I happened to have dinner with at the Gartner Data & Analytics 2017 conference in Dallas, Texas.  While their dashboard hasn’t changed, their manufacturing has moved overseas, their suppliers have changed and their product line…

February 6, 2017 - Susan Rojo

What’s the Difference Between Big Data and Business Intelligence?

Whenever the term “business intelligence” comes up, it’s a fair bet that “big data” isn’t far behind. While to an experienced knowledge management professional the difference will be clear, other team members unfamiliar with these terms can possibly get confused. To further complicate the matter, IT managers and CIOs sometimes use the two interchangeably. For…

January 25, 2017 - Susan Rojo

Understanding Apache Hadoop: What is Hadoop?

Since 2006, Apache Hadoop has been a frontrunner in the big data world. Its data collection, storage, and analytical abilities have been instrumental in the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), which delivers ever-increasing amounts of data from a myriad of sources both inside and outside of the enterprise. Apache Hadoop platforms serve as…

December 14, 2016 - Priyank Patel

Arcadia Enterprise 3.3 – Moving Modern BI Beyond the Basics

Today, the Arcadia Data team is proud to move modern BI beyond the basics with the release of Arcadia Enterprise 3.3. While this release has an impressive list of features that will delight the business analyst and enterprise BI architect communities alike, I want to dive deep into two key capabilities which enable BI users to break free from…

December 13, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Transform Your Raw Data into a Trusted Asset

You’ve heard this before, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”  Indeed, without visualization it’s extremely hard to make sense of your raw data, tell data stories, understand trends, or drive informed decision-making. Some companies have been mastering these aspects for years pioneering self-service BI for the masses, however, data has been evolving even more…

October 24, 2016 - Priyank Patel

On-cluster BI: Are you moving work to the data or moving data to the work?

If you weren’t able to join us at Strata+Hadoop in New York City last month to hear how P&G uses on-cluster BI to deliver visual insights to hundreds of business users for everyday use, you’re in luck. Doug Black, Managing Editor at Enterprise Tech, was there and recently published an indepth article based on the session….

October 5, 2016 - Arcadia Data

Rackspace and Arcadia Data Turn Data into Insights

Cross-post of the Rackspace blog entry by Nihar Gupta Big Data is kind of a big deal. There is no shortage of headlines that mention the exponential growth of data and the promise of big data technologies like Hadoop to harness its power. The reality is that many more big data initiatives fail than succeed. Part of the…

September 22, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Procter & Gamble’s Big Data Gamble

Big Data is a household word. Or just about. What’s going to push it that last mile? Everyday use by everybody. If anyone knows about things in everyday use by everybody, it’s P&G. The 179 year old consumer company whose products we all use 2-3 times a day recognized the potential of Big Data and…