07 Mar 2014 Sports teams embrace data analytics techniques
The world of sports is rapidly embracing data analytics techniques. Businesses have a lot to learn from professional teams' experiences.
Seeking Hadoop best practices for production (SearchDataManagement.com)
Panelists at last month's Strata event viewed Hadoop best practices for production as part of a journey from proof of concept to operations workhorse.
Hadoop YARN adds more application threads for big data users (SearchDataManagement.com)
Hadoop 2's new YARN resource manager ends the distributed processing framework's marriage to MapReduce. And that broadens what Hadoop systems can do.
Data visualization tools are becoming more and more common in organizations. But it's easy to go awry on visualization efforts if you aren't careful.
Visualizing data makes it easier to grasp. But there's more to selecting and deploying data visualization software than creating catchy graphics.
There are risks to be aware of when business users take responsibility for self-service business intelligence, but there are ways to mitigate them.
28 Feb 2014 Big data software finds common ground with EDWs, governance programs (SearchDataManagement.com)
In many companies with big data projects, Hadoop clusters are moving toward peaceful coexistence with data warehouses and data governance efforts.
Data discovery tools are a high priority for businesses, but vendor products can be lacking, the latest Gartner Magic Quadrants say.
Just collecting pools of big data won't get you very far with business execs. Don't go into a big data project without a plan for analyzing that data.
Finding the right big data tools often a multiple-choice question (SearchDataManagement.com)
Big data applications add a variety of technology options to consider. And for many companies, one big data horse won't be enough to carry the load.
A never-ending story: Improving data quality and integration for BI (SearchDataManagement.com)
Data quality and integration need continual attention in business intelligence systems. But be sure you can avoid setbacks and keep moving forward.
Separating resource and application management in Hadoop 2 improves the framework's ability to support data analytics, says consultant David Loshin.
26 Feb 2014 Market data firm eXelate opts for Aerospike in-memory store (SearchDataManagement.com)
A digital marketer finds an Aerospike in-memory store can drive near-real-time marketing decisions; and a look at cloud data and new big data measures.
21 Feb 2014 Cloud business intelligence market will be worth $4bn by 2017 (ComputerWeekly.com)
Cloud business intelligence (BI) is still a small part of the market but growing at an impressive rate, contends analyst Tom Pringle
20 Feb 2014 Uppsala Ambulance, Dagens Nyheter favour Swedish-born QlikView for BI (ComputerWeekly.com)
Sweden has played a big part in data visualisation tools. QlikTech, NComVA and Tibco Spotfire have roots there. Uppsala Ambulance and the Dagens Nyheter newspaper are QlikView users
Case study: WPP uses DataSift to evolve its data strategy (ComputerWeekly.com)
The WPP group has begun a partnership with text data filtering and aggregation company DataSift
18 Feb 2014 Advanced data visualisation tools transcend traditional bean counting (ComputerWeekly.com)
Advanced data visualisation tools take Muddy Boots and Volvo beyond conventional business intelligence
Revolution Analytics brings the R programming language to the cloud, while SAS readies a new in-memory analytics platform to run on Hadoop.
Most analytics systems fall into either the data visualization or big data category. But there are offerings in between.
13 Feb 2014 Challenges remain for mining healthcare big data to patient benefits (SearchHealthIT.com)
Healthcare big data could address many of the industry's problems -- if we could only agree on its definition.
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Marketing and advertising remain sweet spots for big data technology SearchBusinessAnalytics.com | 14 May 2013
Marketing and advertising are the sweet spots for big data, but those who serve up marketing insights and ad space will need to evolve to survive.