Learn about the latest big data analytics and BI trends in Apache Hadoop, the cloud, data lakes, IoT analytics, data visualization, and more as you browse through these insightful posts.

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…

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…

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…

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….

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 21, 2016 - Sreejith Karuthody

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Accelerates National Data Innovation

Arcadia Data is honored to be selected by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to participate in their joint venture partners (JVPs) program. Over the last decade, as originally pointed out by Clive Humby, Big Data has become the new “oil” of the private sector. In parallel, with initiatives such as Data.gov,…

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 30, 2016 - David Fishman

Navigating the Big Data Storm in Financial Trade Surveillance

Water metaphors are nothing new in financial markets, from liquidity to ‘dark pools.’ But to understand the impact of Big Data in finance, the data lake is at best an understatement. Tsunami is more like it. Public news of compute errors and flash crash volatility notwithstanding, the day-to-day workings of capital markets and the global…

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…