Advanced analytics software
- March 14, 2014
Professional teams are moving quickly to adopt sports analytics. But not everyone is sold on the benefits of data analysis.
- March 12, 2014
Businesses need to know how big data tools will fit into their larger business goals before adopting them, says a BI manager at Time Warner Cable.
- March 05, 2014
There are risks to be aware of when business users take responsibility for self-service business intelligence, but there are ways to mitigate them.
- February 28, 2014
Data discovery tools are a high priority for businesses, but vendor products can be lacking, the latest Gartner Magic Quadrants say.
- February 21, 2014
A new survey reveals industry hot topics, including a lack of skills and leadership in the industry, two big data trends that are likely to continue.
- February 14, 2014
Revolution Analytics brings the R programming language to the cloud, while SAS readies a new in-memory analytics platform to run on Hadoop.
- February 07, 2014
Uplift modeling programs can be labor-intensive and tricky without the expertise of an experienced marketing team.
- February 06, 2014
An O'Reilly Media survey on data scientist salaries reflects a strong demand for skilled analytics workers. Get details in this podcast discussion.
- December 26, 2013
Big data hype continued to grow throughout 2013. The year ahead will determine whether the hype is justified.
- November 25, 2013
The need to understand customers more deeply is driving an increased focus on marketing analytics, according to attendees at a SAS conference.
- November 07, 2013
Marketing analytics tools can help marketers optimize campaigns. Step one is gathering large amounts of customer data.
- November 01, 2013
Many people know the "three Vs" definition of big data, but it's the third V -- variety -- that creates the most challenges.
- October 30, 2013
Traditional executives may base a lot of decisions on their gut, but successful companies leverage data-driven decisions for important initiatives.
- October 17, 2013
Predictive analytics consultant and author Eric Siegel discusses uplift modeling, an emerging technique aimed at pinpointing marketing efforts.
- October 11, 2013
Uplift modeling is helping leading-edge marketers and political campaigners to more precisely target the "persuadable" members of their audience.
- October 04, 2013
Healthcare analytics is helping hospitals avoid readmission penalties associated with the Affordable Care Act.
- September 25, 2013
In a video Q&A, consultant Shawn Rogers discusses where companies stand on using big data tools and says a skills shortage is a common roadblock.
- September 09, 2013
TDWI's Fern Halper talks about work underway to develop a big data analytics maturity model. She said organizations are taking different tacks.
- May 24, 2013
Michael Minelli, co-author of a book on big data analytics, says in-memory analytics tools must be tied to business processes to pay off for users.
- May 24, 2013
C-level execs need to rely more on data and less on instincts to capitalize on big data technology, said speakers at the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
- May 14, 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.
- May 02, 2013
In a presentation at Enterprise Data World 2013, consultant Bernard Wehbe detailed what sets indispensable analytics professionals apart from the rest of the crowd.
- April 22, 2013
The information "explosion" has brought the problem into sharper relief, but there has long been too much data. Sorting through it is the real issue.
- April 22, 2013
Luminar's Franklin Rios explains how his company is using Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution to deliver insights about the Latino community.
- April 19, 2013
Big data analytics efforts are poised to improve everything from public health to particle physics, and people like Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher are leading the way.
- April 05, 2013
Effective communication and executive buy-in are essential elements for companies wanting to become 'analytical innovators,' according to software vendor SAS Institute.
- March 22, 2013
The O'Reilly Strata conference was the place to be to learn about the role of the data scientist and big data technologies.
- March 04, 2013
Society should do more to encourage the next generation of data scientists, according to a speaker at last week's O'Reilly Strata Conference.
- September 19, 2012
In this podcast, listen to Tagged.com's co-founder and CTO talk about the company's successes and struggles with big data analytics.
- September 17, 2012
In this podcast, the CEO of MetaScale, a managed big data service provider, describes how approaches to data management and analytics have changed.
- September 05, 2012
Advanced analytics play a key role in combining entertainment, sports and business at the US Open.
- August 29, 2012
A new Gartner hype cycle breaks down the big data market into 47 technologies and titles, with many clumped along the "peak of inflated expectations."
- August 27, 2012
Giving analytics professionals control of small amounts of space in data warehouses lets them experiment with data sets in a managed environment.
- August 03, 2012
Data scientists are hot, but, according to Teradata's Bill Franks, hiring one means asking different questions than you would a statistician or data modeler.
- August 02, 2012
Attunity and EMC want to make it easier for organizations to replicate "big data" sets, and more big data news from around the Web.
- July 06, 2012
Get insight on "big data" analytics, mobile collaboration and other business intelligence and data warehousing trends from participants at this year's Pacific Northwest BI Summit.
- June 29, 2012
"Big data" is still going strong, but conversations about it have changed compared to a year ago as businesses focus less on what it is and more on what to do with all the data they're collecting.
- June 13, 2012
TDWI director of research Philip Russom deconstructs the 12 most misconstrued Hadoop characteristics and replaces rumor with fact.
- June 06, 2012
"Big data" isn’t an infrastructure problem but instead exposes the weaknesses in how businesses make decisions today, analyst Marc Demarest said during a TDWI Solution Summit keynote speech.
- June 01, 2012
XL Insurance Inc. has a three-part formula for predictive analytics success: Be a programmer, learn statistical analysis and know how to spin a good yarn.
- April 09, 2012
Data quality issues, insufficient budgets and other technical and business problems can trip up unwary organizations on deployments of in-memory analytics tools, consultants warned.
- 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 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 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.
- 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 15, 2012
Many attendees at the TDWI conference in Las Vegas doubt whether all businesses need to be concerned with the “big data” dilemma.
- February 15, 2012
When delving into analytics, TDWI conference keynote speaker Frank Buytendijk suggests that businesses ask themselves three questions: What is real? What is true? What is good?
- January 31, 2012
Does your organization have a firm grasp on what "big data" is? That's a good place to begin on a big data analytics project, but don’t forget about basic IT blocking and tackling.
- January 12, 2012
In an interview, analytics and data mining consultant John Elder offers advice on managing successful predictive modeling initiatives and a head’s up on common mistakes to avoid.
- January 10, 2012
To generate useful predictive analytics results, predictive modeling teams need a combination of analytical and business know-how plus close ties to business users, say analytics pros and consultants.
- January 09, 2012
Faculty members from the International Institute for Analytics, a research firm that focuses on how organizations use analytics, weigh in on their predictions for 2012.
- January 01, 2012
A shortage of skilled data scientists and a user-unfriendly set of technologies are the biggest obstacles impeding big data analytics programs, say analysts and IT professionals.
- December 30, 2011
The terrain may seem foreign, but many proven data management and business intelligence best practices translate well to big data analytics programs, according to analysts.
- December 22, 2011
Big-data analytics and other forms of advanced analytics will be a big battleground for BI vendors in 2012. Our recent coverage highlights that, and ways users can up their analytics game.
- December 22, 2011
The term ‘big data’ took on bigger meaning in 2011 with new product releases from major vendors as well as new terminology to describe the big data analytics landscape.
- December 16, 2011
In an interview, predictive analytics consultant Eric Siegel offers advice on building organizational trust in the findings of predictive models -- and warns how the process can go wrong.
- December 09, 2011
James Taylor, CEO of an independent consulting firm, discusses the need for advanced analytics to build “decision management systems,” which he believes are critical to staying competitive.
- December 06, 2011
"Big data" analytics grapples with huge data sets coming at a quickening pace. Read about one company's move toward a big-data architecture and Gartner's view of challenges posed by more data variety.
- September 28, 2011
Michael Driscoll, the chief technology officer of Metamarkets, discusses the data scientist’s relationship with transaction data and open source tools such as R, Mahout and Hadoop.