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 25, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

Native Visual Analytics at Strata

Like many of our readers, we’ll be joining thousands of our big data peers at Strata Data Conference in New York City. We have many examples of how big data innovators and leaders are making data work by finding insights within their data platforms with native visual analytics. Here are a few highlights: Arcadia Data…

September 19, 2017 - Richard Tomlinson

Announcing Arcadia Enterprise 4.2 — Machine-Assisted Insights for Business Analysts

Introduction With every new version of Arcadia Enterprise, we seek to double down on our big data capabilities, and our next release is by no means an exception. In our latest release, we are adding a whole host of features while at the same time investing in multiple strategic themes that line up with both…

September 11, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

How to Efficiently Put Alternative Data Sources to Use

Overview Alternative data sources for financial services has been getting a lot of attention recently. Like any trending topic, its uses and benefits can be hyped up a bit. Much of the attention has been around creating trading strategies with an edge (generating alpha). But it also applies to risk management and enhanced regulatory oversight….

August 28, 2017 - Richard Tomlinson

Breaking the Barrier for Business Analysts on Streaming Data

The digitization of everything and rise of the Internet of Things are undoubtedly the driving forces behind the increased demand for new types of data-streaming applications and analytics on fast-moving data. Organizations recognize that new opportunities to innovate or provide higher levels of customer service exist from jumping on data as soon as it is…

August 5, 2017 - Dale Kim

Apache Ranger Integration with Arcadia Data

Implementing data security controls can be hard, so it is up to technology vendors to work together to make security as simple as possible. This is especially true of big data environments where there are many pieces to integrate. When it comes to working with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), a tight integration with Apache…

July 12, 2017 - Susan Rojo

Beyond the Cube: Embrace Analytical Views

Why It’s Time to Rethink Your Cube-Based BI Flow and Embrace Analytical Views Are you aware that the OLAP cube is a technology that was introduced way back in the 70’s? It was a key innovation back then, allowing programmers to pull multi-dimensional data from a data warehouse and store it in a format that…

June 29, 2017 - Dale Kim

The Urgence for Convergence

In case you missed the recent Convergence conference in Cincinnati in which Arcadia Data was a sponsor and presenter, I want to give a quick recap of the key topics that were covered. As you’d expect from the name of the event, convergence was a key theme. How does that theme relate to data-driven initiatives…

June 28, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Facilitating a Responsive Basel III Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)

Summary In December 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) agreed to new rules (Basel III) outlining global regulatory standards on bank capital adequacy and liquidity.  The Basel III reforms include rules on: Enhanced Risk Weighted Capital Requirements Risk Weighted Coverage Calibrations New Leverage Requirements New G-SIB Capital Surcharge New Liquidity Ratios, including: a…

June 20, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Adapt & Respond to the Volcker Rule’s RENTD

Summary In December 2013, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (The Fed), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued regulations implementing section 619 of the Dodd Frank Act, commonly known as the Volcker…

June 11, 2017 - Dale Kim

Big Data Security Is Important, Right?

We all know that big data security is important, but we each have different interpretations of what “important” means. That’s not good. We all should aspire to a higher standard of data security, and I encourage you to be more diligent when it comes to protecting data. We have to be in this together because…

June 9, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

Cloudera Q1 Results and Big Data Growth

Recent headlines would have you believe that Hadoop is falling or that big data growth is stalling because fewer companies are looking to invest (Gartner). But with two of the big three Hadoop / “big data” vendors now public, we have a lot more visibility into the real financials and investments companies are making in…

May 23, 2017 - Kenneth Goodwin

Addressing the Challenges of the Comprehensive Liquidity Assessment Review (CLAR) and Liquidity Monitoring Reports with Native Visual Analytics

On November 13, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) finalized liquidity reporting requirements for large US financial institutions and US operations of foreign banks (FBOs). These liquidity requirements are intended to improve the FRB’s monitoring of liquidity positions at financial institutions including FBOs that are subject to both liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) and liquidity monitor…