Category: Big Data Ecosystem

September 20, 2016 - David Fishman

Forrester Gives BI a Hadoop-scale Shot in the Arm for Big Data

It’s certainly gratifying that Arcadia Data has been recognized as a Strong Performer in the Forrester Wave for Hadoop-native Business Intelligence. The real credit goes to our customers – P&G, Neustar, Kaiser Permanente, RBC, to name just a few – who recognized the problem of visual analytics at scale and worked with us to hammer…

July 21, 2016 - Sushil Thomas

Workday acquires Platfora: Big Data Analytics takes center stage

Today, Workday announced the acquisition of Platfora, a Hadoop-focused data discovery platform. This acquisition underlines the continued significance of analytical capabilities being central to vertical applications like Workday. Mike’s blog over at Workday highlights the reasons this is important. At Arcadia Data, we strongly believe that applications are moving from treating analytics as a fringe…

July 12, 2016 - Shaun Ahmadian

A Good Data Lake Starts with a Good Blueprint

Big Data is making a lot of promises to the enterprise, but there are many challenges when it comes to building infrastructure that is flexible, scalable and capable of delivering the high level of performance that emerging applications require. So where to begin? As with any architectural construct, the best place to start is with a…

June 30, 2016 - David M Fishman

To TCO or not to TCO? Answering the Hadoop Question at Royal Bank of Canada

If there’s a version of the ‘tastes great, less filling’ argument in the Hadoop marketplace, it’s probably about whether Hadoop’s value is in being cost-effective vs. delivering ‘strategic’ ROI. The financial services industry is a particularly interesting domain in which to work out the balance of assets and liabilities. One especially useful answer to this question…

March 25, 2016 - David M Fishman

The Hadooponomics Podcast, Episode 2 – Data Science Meets Advertising

Last week kicked off Hadooponomics, a big data trends podcast produced in partnership with Blue Hill principal analyst James Haight. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be bringing you a new episode every Wednesday. This week, James sat down with Dr. Claudia Perlich, chief scientist at Dstillery, and Shant Hovsepian‘, CTO and co-founder at Arcadia…

March 18, 2016 - David M Fishman

Beneath the Surface of the Data Lake

Modern application development, whether you date it to Kernighan and Ritchie or Visual Basic, has been largely focused on ridding people of drudgery. Get rid of the grunt work, enforce consistency, spit out some data as a side effect, and software has done its job. It’s worked so well that the data spit out now…

February 1, 2016 - David M Fishman

Top 12 Explanations You’ll Hear in 2016 for Why Big Data Isn’t Paying Off

Excerpt adapted from InsideBigData.com. Read the full article here. To read the headlines, it’s easy to think that the only thing bigger than ‘big data’ is big talk about big data, but in fact, it’s been about 3 years since Gartner’s Svetlana Sicular called the start of Hadoop’s “trough of disillusionment.” So it should come…

December 18, 2015 - Shant Hovsepian

The Ten Commandments of Big Data BI

Editor’s note: Shant Hovsepian, CTO and Co-founder of Arcadia Data, presented at #datadrivenNYC on how to get BI right in the big data space. “You don’t use previous generation architectures to store your big data, so why should you use previous generation business intelligence (BI) tools to analyze it?” 10 commandments of BI on Big…

October 1, 2015 - David M Fishman

Three Questions You Should Ask Hadoop Vendors at Strata

This excerpt is cross-posted from data-informed.com. Hadoop’s potential for cost-savings, scale, and speed has been touted by industry analysts for some time, but getting Hadoop to the point of payoff isn’t easy. As Gartner’s 2015 Hadoop Adoption Study points out, the top two roadblocks for adoption are obtaining the right skills and determining how to…

August 17, 2015 - Priyank Patel

Big data, instant gratification – with Arcadia Instant.

Big data starts with Hadoop. But just because it’s big doesn’t mean you shouldn’t jump right in. That’s why we introduced Arcadia Instant. It’s the quickest, easiest way for you to connect directly to Hadoop, an all-in-one tool that unifies data discovery, visual analytics and business intelligence. Also, it’s free. That should make it even…