• September 22, 2015 22 Sep'15

    Analytics execs reveal how to hire data scientists

    Hiring a data scientist can be a big investment, so businesses need to know how to optimize the process. As a guide, some experienced analytics managers discuss their hiring strategies.

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    New Hadoop analytics tools promise speed, scalability

    Two new products from Skytree and Arcadia Data want to bring BI and analytics to Hadoop, without sacrificing speed or enterprise scalability.

  • August 31, 2015 31 Aug'15

    HP Vertica users put limits on using Hadoop for analytics

    Hadoop is one of the most popular big data technologies. But when it comes to predictive modeling and data visualization, its utility is somewhat limited, users of HP's Vertica system say.

  • August 21, 2015 21 Aug'15

    Providers find routes to healthcare data analytics

    The record-keeping systems used by most healthcare providers don't make analyzing the data easy, but some providers are finding a way around these challenges.

  • August 05, 2015 05 Aug'15

    Building predictive models more about value than glamour

    Predictive modeling can help turn high-profile data scientists into public figures. But in business applications, it demands attention to detail, process and, ultimately, business value.

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  • July 30, 2015 30 Jul'15

    Airport gets user adoption of BI reports to take off

    Change is always hard, but at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, giving business users personalized tools helps reduce the stress of completing BI reports in a new way.

  • July 28, 2015 28 Jul'15

    CDOs say data accessibility plans should be theirs to lead

    Balancing data access and security in an organization isn't the most glamorous task, but several chief data officers at an MIT conference said it's something CDOs need to take charge of.

  • July 16, 2015 16 Jul'15

    How one company improved its data literacy

    All smart businesses these days want to be data-driven. With a shortage of knowledgeable workers, getting to that point can be hard -- but the head of BI at online lender Avant is helping it to do so.

  • June 30, 2015 30 Jun'15

    Spark analytics applications boosted by built-in libraries

    Apache Spark is about more than just data processing. The software libraries included in the big data platform make it suitable for a variety of analytics applications.

  • June 29, 2015 29 Jun'15

    How Boston embraced data analysis methods

    The current mayor of Boston is moving to make data analytics a key part of how city services are run, which is a major departure from his predecessor's approach.

  • June 29, 2015 29 Jun'15

    MicroStrategy unveils its new take on self-service analytics

    MicroStrategy has introduced the first major new version of its BI software in six years, and it's playing for self-service customers with the MicroStrategy 10 release -- but with a focus on governance.

  • June 29, 2015 29 Jun'15

    Cloud versions of Apache Spark offer simplicity

    Spark Summit 2015 brought announcements that data scientists and other users will soon have two cloud-hosted options to run the big data framework. This podcast takes a deeper look.

  • June 26, 2015 26 Jun'15

    Search for analytics skills focuses on traits, not just tech know-how

    Employers may have trouble finding data scientists and other analysts with all the technical skills they want, but some are starting to zero in on general abilities that can lead to analytics success.

  • June 24, 2015 24 Jun'15

    Spark big data framework powers speedy analytics

    The Apache Spark engine can be a powerful tool for encouraging big data adoption among front-line workers thanks to its fast processing speeds.

  • June 23, 2015 23 Jun'15

    Putting the data governance plan in self-service analytics

    As self-service analytics software becomes more common, users are calling on vendors to beef up governance capabilities.