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.

September 21, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Beyond Talent Monoculture: Women in Big Data at Strata

Going to Strata+Hadoop later this month? Arcadia Data will be there and we couldn’t be more excited about all that we have planned. It’s the place “where Big Data’s most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies.” There’s more.  You’ve heard it from us before and…

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…

September 19, 2016 - Susan Rojo

Financial Services’s Big Data Secret Weapon

Is Hadoop the secret weapon to lead the financial services marketplace to turning big data into profit? The last ten years have seen Hadoop move from storage cost killer to contender for the next do-or-die platform in financial services. Financial Services technology organizations have used Hadoop for problems as varied as advanced risk management, operational data stores, compliance, consumer…

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 - Susan Rojo

Shared Stories + Comedy Highlight Gender Disparity in Tech Fields

(This article was originally published on DataInformed by Anjali Norwood.) One advantage of being a woman at a tech conference is that there’s no line for the women’s restroom. That’s not why we go to conferences, of course. We go for the same reasons men go – to see what’s new in our chosen field,…

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 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 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?” —…