Category: Storytelling with Data

April 1, 2017 - Shant Hovsepian

Facial Cognitive BI: The Next Generation of Visual Analytics

Earlier we announced the latest version of Arcadia Enterprise 4.0, a major shift in the landscape for Visual Analytics in the World of BI. However, today I’m very excited to announce that as part of Arcadia 4.0, we’re proud to launch the next generation of business intelligence, Facial Cognitive BI. The business intelligence industry has gone…

January 20, 2017 - Susan Rojo

Time to Make Your Big Data Visual

Last week Andrew C. Oliver, manager of technical enablement at Lucidworks and InfoWorld columnist, shared his 12 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Data. He has some good ideas about better handling your data (his introduction via the mainframes-through-Hadoop-journey made me smile). The main focus of the article talks about ways to better understand how data…

December 21, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Data Win: Moneyball Your Hiring for Competitive Edge

Businesses using big data to win a competitive edge over their competition is nothing new. Rarely are there functions within organizations that don’t have a data component to them. Easily-quantifiable areas of business like sales, marketing, and operations have long used customized analytical systems to tweak business processes, planning, and procedures with the goal of…

November 2, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Does Your BI and Visualization Tool Help You Tell a Compelling Big Data Story?

Big Data changes things. We know that. We use big data when doing even the simplest things like commuting to work or shopping for groceries. As data-savvy professionals doing our daily jobs, we are often faced with the challenge of sharing our stories with powerful and convincing use of data, and these days, Big Data….

August 30, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Visualizing Data on Education for Insights on the Brexit

While controversies continue to develop with regard to the surprising results of the United Kingdom referendum to determine whether or not to stay within the European Union, we are more interested in visualizing and exploring the data surrounding the vote. Our first post on the Brexit showed you the mechanics of how you can connect…

August 18, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Brexit Insights from Data Visualization

The United Kingdom referendum to determine whether or not to stay within the European Union, commonly referred to as the Brexit, had people talking about one question: Stay or Leave? Let’s take the next step, and use visualization to let the data do the talking. Talking dominated the runup to the vote, with a flood…

August 11, 2016 - David M Fishman

Last Mile BI: Data Offense vs. Data Defense – Hadooponomics Episode 12 with Ryan Goodman

Beginning with the ‘Data Lake’ concept, Big Data and Hadoop have often earned a reputation as a place where data goes, not where data comes from.  IT drives the economies of infrastructure; business end-users drive  the value of data with ‘self-service’. Divergence or convergence? In the summer season finale Episode 12 of the Hadooponomics Podcast,…

August 4, 2016 - David M Fishman

Brexit and its voters: Arcadia Instant visualizes who chose the UK’s future

Much ink has been spilled on discussions of factors behind the vote earlier this summer for the UK to separate from the EU, known as Brexit. To better understand the referendum results, and the voters behind it, we built a visual data application with Arcadia Instant. In the video below, we’ll show you how you can…

July 26, 2016 - David M Fishman

Beyond the skill shortage: broadening access to data, and not just data

As news goes, the data scientist shortage isn’t really news. The rapid acceleration of data supply (and demand) has really strained the available pipeline of capable technologists all along the data supply chain, from statisticians to developers to data wranglers to you-name-it. We need to look beyond the skill shortage. We’re fond of pointing out…

July 20, 2016 - David M Fishman

When data talks, who’s listening? Hadooponomics Podcast, Episode 10

Two young fish swimming along happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?” —…