- April 02, 2012
In-memory analytics promises streamlined data analysis processes for business users. But, analysts caution, the numerous in-memory technology options require careful planning and evaluation.
- March 30, 2012
Analytics software can provide big benefits to organizations -- or trip up the unwary. Before you get started, make sure your company is ready to reap the rewards and avoid the roadblocks.
- March 30, 2012
The federal government has announced a $200 million initiative for “big data” research, education and training.
- March 29, 2012
Gartner Inc. is getting ready to host its 10th annual Gartner BI Summit. Find out what you're likely to see and what sessions you shouldn't miss.
- March 27, 2012
Predictive analytics requires support and know-how to create a sustainable program, recent research suggests.
Sponsored by SAS Institute Inc. - With streaming analytics you can solve business problems in new ways and seize new revenue opportunities. You can reduce costs and increase efficiency while improving the safety of employees and the security of assets and intellectual property. See More
Sponsored by SAS Institute Inc. - Interactive data discovery and predictive analytics technologies allow business users and analysts to identify important trends and relationships in data sets and drill down into questions from any angle. They also allow business users to collaborate with specialists to create, refine and select the best predictive models. See More
Sponsored by SAS Institute Inc. - You’re getting started with a big data analytics project on Hadoop and are impressed by the cost savings on storage compared with your data warehouse. You’ve read that TrueCar, a company that collects vast volumes of car price data for its online car-buying business, has cut its monthly data storage cost from $19/GB to $0.23/GB. So you’re wondering, should you consider moving all your business intelligence efforts to Hadoop? See More
Sponsored by SAS Institute Inc. - You want to get started with a big data project at your company, but you're unfamiliar with Hadoop and you're unsure your project will deliver value. Relax. Many organizations are struggling to implement Hadoop for a variety of reasons. In "The Current State of Hadoop in the Enterprise," by the International Institute for Analytics and sponsored by SAS, you'll find a handy list of five steps to maximize the value of a Hadoop big data project for your organization. See More
- March 26, 2012
In-memory analytics tools give business users more control over how they use business intelligence data. But IT and BI pros need to be on guard to ensure that problems don't result, analysts warn.
- March 22, 2012
Consultants applaud QlikTech for publishing its business intelligence software price list. But will that create a domino effect and change one of the most secretive aspects of the BI industry?
- March 21, 2012
BI software vendors tend to keep price lists close to the vest, but analysts and consultants offer a few tricks to help businesses prepare for the negotiating table.
- March 19, 2012
Business intelligence vendors offer a variety of in-memory analytics tools with very different architectures. But analysts say there's a common thread: the potential for faster BI performance.
- March 15, 2012
Mark Madsen questions why people take the wrong approach with unstructured data, abandoning their experiences with demographics and market research.
- March 14, 2012
The iPad is helping to drive increased interest in mobile business intelligence, which is opening up BI data to new business users without tying them -- or existing users -- to their offices.
- March 06, 2012
Some organizations are tying agility to collaboration with their BI initiatives to stay competitive in the marketplace.
- February 29, 2012
"Big data" continues to make headlines as vendors announce new products for managing and analyzing it. You’re not alone, though, if you have yet to jump on the big data bandwagon.
- February 23, 2012
Business users turn to data discovery vendors like Tibco, Tableau and QlikTech for easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy analytics tools, much to the chagrin of IT, according to Gartner.
- February 22, 2012
From the TDWI World Conference Series, business intelligence expert Cindi Howson talks about BI dashboards and scorecards -- from basic definitions to newer innovations.