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.

April 19, 2018 - John Thuma

Enabling Citizen Data Scientists – and Those around Them

Companies are extending data and analytics across departments, so “a follow-on effect is that personnel who previously didn’t have to perform analytics now have to do so in order to do their jobs,” according to the 451 Research report Citizen Data Scientists: The New Darlings of the Analytic Sector? Download the report to read 451…

April 11, 2018 - Dale Kim

Can Your Data Lake Be Saved?

If you are a believer in Betteridge’s Law, then you’re in for a surprise (though perhaps I should’ve titled this blog as, “Are Data Lakes Doomed to Fail?” so as to not contradict the law). Data lakes can, in fact, be saved. If you are reading this post because you are intrigued by the title,…

April 10, 2018 - Dale Kim

Want Agile BI? You Need These Capabilities

The need for immediate access to data is a popular theme in business today. The most successful companies will be those that react quickly to changing environments. One of the biggest challenges organizations face today is ensuring that many different types of users get access to granular data in a timely manner in order to…

April 4, 2018 - Steve Wooledge

My 4 Key Takeaways on Data Lakes from the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2018

As in any hot technology market, people become either enamored or confused by new terms and acronyms: AI/ML, GDPR, IoT, big data, data hubs, and of course, “data lakes.” A few weeks ago at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, TX, I attended 11 sessions, three analyst inquiries, and talked with dozens of…

April 1, 2018 - Dale Kim

Hadoop Is Not Dead, It Just Has No Life

It’s cool today to proclaim that Hadoop is dead. It’s perhaps even cooler to ignore Hadoop altogether. Just ask some of the cool technology vendors today like Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR, who no longer find the need to aggressively tout their Hadoop roots. And where are Hadoop World and Hadoop Summit, the main conferences for…

March 29, 2018 - Steve Wooledge

Data-Native Analytics on Big Data

There’s an interesting truth about analytics on big data—once you complete your first analysis and find those deep insights you always thought required a CS or statistics degree from a top-tier school, you just want more. As businesses become more data-driven, employees in more departments need data to manage their universe. Not static bar charts…

March 26, 2018 - Steve Wooledge

Throw Out These Seven Assumptions About Traditional BI

Many leaders have outdated assumptions around their BI environments that they take for granted. The world of BI continues to change. These changes are driven by three major trends. Unfortunately, many organizations still approach BI with a traditional mindset and traditional models that just won’t work. In this article, I’ll discuss the trends shaping the…

March 20, 2018 - Dale Kim

The Time for Modern Analytics and BI Is Now

We’re seeing a phenomenon in which enterprises are choosing two separate corporate standards for their business intelligence tools. They have a standard to handle analytics requirements on their traditional environments—data warehouses, data marts, etc. But they are also choosing a separate standard for their data lakes. In other words, they are using “data warehouse BI”…

March 15, 2018 - Paul Lashmet

Maintain the Edge With Alternative Data

This post was co-written with Richard Harmon Ph.D., Director, EMEA Financial Services at Cloudera. A growing number of asset management firms have been integrating alternative data sources with conventional market data, enriching trading strategies with additional insights as a means to gain an informational advantage and an edge on the rest of the market. But the informational…

March 13, 2018 - Dale Kim

A Closer Look at Query Acceleration with Analytical Views

In the blog post titled Beyond the Cube: Embrace Analytical Views, we discussed the limitations of traditional cubes and how analytical views provide more agile methods for analytics while preserving the performance benefits of cubes. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look into analytical views and how they enable faster query provisioning. Analytical…

March 12, 2018 - Stacey Burbach

Arcadia Data To Showcase the Next Era of Analytics and the Data Lake

Arcadia Data, provider of the first native visual analytics software for big data, announced today that it will participate in a webinar with Wayne Eckerson, hosted by the Bloor Group on March 14, 2018. The webinar, “Delivering on the Promise: Business Value from Data Lakes,” will begin at 1:00 p.m. PDT and will highlight a…