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, 2018 - Richard Tomlinson

Big Data Discovery Mode vs. Production Mode

When users talk about the features they require of their BI tools when working with big data, they typically end up describing their requirements in terms of two overarching themes relating to high-level analytical techniques, or modes of analysis. These can be summarized as follows: Discovery Mode: Explore and Experiment – Ask new business questions on unknown data. Production…

January 18, 2018 - Dale Kim

What Are You Getting from Your Agile BI?

One of the biggest challenges organizations face today is ensuring that many different types of users get analytics access to granular data in a timely manner. Gone are the days when day-old, aggregated data was sufficient for making critical business decisions. The need for immediate access to data is a popular theme in business today,…

January 11, 2018 - Kenneth Goodwin

Connect the Dots: Post-Trade Reporting as Part of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act

Summary On February 23, 2012, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) adopted final rules regarding the internal business conduct of swap entities. The approved rules, detailed in CFTC 17 CFR Subpart F, impose sweeping record retention and production requirements for swap dealers (SD) and major swap participants (MSPs). Under these new rules, one of…

December 20, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Monetize Data Assets for the Alternative Data Economy

This post was written in collaboration with Pitney Bowes. Summary The alternative data economy provides an opportunity for organizations to create new revenue streams by repurposing their data assets for the financial services industry.  This post is geared to organizations that are evaluating their place in the alternative data ecosystem as originators of data.  It…

December 14, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Evaluate Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) in Granular Detail

Summary In November 2011, the Federal Reserve adopted the capital plan rule, which requires bank holding companies (BHC) with consolidated assets $50 billion or more submit annual capital plans to the Federal Reserve (The Fed) for review. The asset size is measured over the previous four calendar quarters as reported on the Consolidated Financial Statements…

December 12, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

What the Future Holds for the Big Data Ecosystem and Modern BI

This blog post is the first in a series based on the ebook Modern Business Intelligence: Leading the Way to Big Data Success. We wrote this book because it’s such an exciting time for data-driven companies. They’re exploring new technologies and new approaches to create competitive advantage and even market disruption. Traditional approaches to data management…

December 5, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

What’s in a Name? Data Lakes and “Bazaars”

Language and names are funny things. In an industry developing precise, highly-engineered data management and analytical software, we still often struggle to find words to describe the actual software. We use analogies and metaphors to explain capabilities which are different from existing approaches. Take for instance the “data lake” concept. 451 Research just published a…

November 15, 2017 - Sreejith Karuthody

Simplifying Big Data Deployments and Visual Analytics in the Cloud

Big data deployments are seldom quick or easy. In some cases, many months can pass before you begin proving value. After all, big data – and the analytics on that data – come with a variety of challenges and considerations. First, how will you collect data? A common objective of those architecting a big data…

October 30, 2017 - Andrew Mott

The Day London Converged Big Data and Native Visual Analytics

MapR recently announced the release of MapR-DB 6.0, as part of their Converged Data Platform. This release coincided with Convergence London, a one-day conference focused on showcasing the real-world value of enterprise data, which is part of the global Convergence series of conferences led by MapR. As a close MapR partner with a tight, certified…

October 23, 2017 - Tadd Wood

Cybersecurity Threat Detection and Response: The Modern Approach

Cybersecurity is one of the great and constantly evolving technology challenges of our time. Details remain murky, but the recent Equifax breach is the latest major story to place cybersecurity in the news headlines. Though companies have poured hundreds of billions of dollars into cybersecurity solutions, new threats are always on the horizon. In fact,…

October 11, 2017 - Dale Kim

Strata Data Conference NYC Wrap Up

If you’re a fan, enthusiast, consumer, perpetrator, or even a victim of big data, then you go to the Strata Data Conference. That’s what you do. I fall into at least two of the preceding categories, and I was very happy to spend the last week of September in New York City to attend the…

October 4, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Navigate the Alternative Data Ecosystem

Alternative data for financial services, such as satellite imagery, logistics data, and social media feeds, has been getting a lot of attention recently. Like any trending topic, its uses and benefits can be hyped up a bit but if the right plumbing and creativity is in place, those benefits can be realized. This post helps…