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.

May 8, 2017 - Priyank Patel

What’s So Cool About IoT Analytics?

Arcadia Data is honored to have been selected as a “cool vendor” in IoT analytics. This connected device revolution is driving innovation and efficiencies in our global economy. Check out what Gartner has to say about Arcadia Data in their research report: Cool Vendors in Internet of Things Analytics, 2017* A Gartner login is required…

April 27, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

Why Data Native? Benefits and Philosophy Behind Going Data Native

What is data native? Data native refers to the use of analytics and data-centric applications that run where the data resides, without data movement. Instead of external applications that need to pull the necessary data from your data sources, data-native applications sit within the data source to accelerate performance and reduce system complexity. Simply put,…

April 19, 2017 - Susan Rojo

4 Ways to Scale Analytics on a Data Lake

In our recent webinar, 4 Ways to Scale Interactive BI and Analytics on a Data Lake, MapR’s Sameer Nori, Director of Partner Marketing, and Saurabh Mahapatra, Senior Product Manager, joined Steve Wooledge and Priyank Patel of Arcadia Data to discuss the pros and cons of four different ways to scale analytics on a data lake, example…

April 11, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Visual Big Data Analytics for Trade Surveillance

In order to fully demonstrate that their policies and procedures comply with regulatory requirements, financial services organizations must use information that goes beyond traditional data sources. Trade surveillance exemplifies this because alternative data sources are needed to provide a deeper understanding of the intent of trade activities. This post describes how visual analytics can provide…

April 1, 2017 - Shant Hovsepian

Facial Cognitive BI: The Next Generation of Visual Analytics

Earlier we announced the latest version of Arcadia Enterprise 4.0, a major shift in the landscape for Visual Analytics in the World of BI. However, today I’m very excited to announce that as part of Arcadia 4.0, we’re proud to launch the next generation of business intelligence, Facial Cognitive BI. The business intelligence industry has gone…

March 31, 2017 - Steve Wooledge

The Current State of Cybersecurity

Big data is one of the hottest trends in computing in recent years given the continued digitization on businesses which open up new channels of communication and commerce. But with big data, comes big responsibilities. The potential for data security challenges should be at the forefront of every CTO and IT manager’s mind when their…

March 23, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

Visual Analytics for Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

The revised standards for minimum capital requirements, as laid out by the ‘Fundamental Review of the Trading Book,’ exemplifies the heightened regulatory expectations for the granular validation of risk models. This post describes visual analytics capabilities that will enable organizations to make the most of a data-driven regulatory program and establish a robust and defensible…

March 15, 2017 - Susan Rojo

Forrester Webinar Recap: Business Agility and Scaling BI

In our recent webinar, How to Scale BI & Analytics with Hadoop-based Platforms, Boris Evelson, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester joined Priyank Patel, our CPO and co-founder, to discuss the importance of business agility in big data. We asked webinar participants where they are with their big data deployment. Of those who responded,…

March 7, 2017 - Priyank Patel

Data-driven Applications with Arcadia Enterprise 4.0

“Our supply chain team has not changed a single dashboard in the last 10 years” – remarked a BI Architect I happened to have dinner with at the Gartner Data & Analytics 2017 conference in Dallas, Texas.  While their dashboard hasn’t changed, their manufacturing has moved overseas, their suppliers have changed and their product line…

February 14, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

RegTech: Alternative Data for Regulatory Compliance

Standard data sets are wanting when it comes to using analytics to get a jump on the competition.  When everyone is essentially using the same data, it gets harder and harder to identify new opportunities.  There is a need for unique or alternative data sets that, by themselves or in conjunction with standard data, will…

February 6, 2017 - Susan Rojo

What’s the Difference Between Big Data and Business Intelligence?

Whenever the term “business intelligence” comes up, it’s a fair bet that “big data” isn’t far behind. While to an experienced knowledge management professional the difference will be clear, other team members unfamiliar with these terms can possibly get confused. To further complicate the matter, IT managers and CIOs sometimes use the two interchangeably. For…

January 26, 2017 - Paul Lashmet

A Front End for Data-Driven Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance continues to permeate more broadly and deeply into the daily functions of financial services organizations. This post describes the concept of digital packaging and why we must reevaluate the front end capabilities of any data-driven regulatory compliance program. Robust and Defensible: Requiring a Deeper and Broader Burden of Proof Financial regulators expect that…