• January 20, 2015 20 Jan'15

    Report: Execs see analytics programs as more successful than staff does

    In this news recap, executives assess analytic success and marketers realign their technology spending priorities.

  • January 05, 2015 05 Jan'15

    Analytics, Automation, Profit and Employment

    Why, oh why does the relationship between analytics, automation, profit and employment seem to elude so many people? A nicely rounded post by Scott Mongeau, “Manager-machine: analytics, artificial ...

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Businesses moved beyond big data hype in 2014

    Big data has been hyped up for years, but this past year businesses started to move beyond all this hype to find ways to get real value out of the technology.

  • December 09, 2014 09 Dec'14

    Dirty Data Lakes and Dubious Analytics

    “Gold is down almost 40% since it peaked in 2011. But it’s still up almost 350% since 2000. Although since 1980, on an inflation-adjusted basis, it’s basically flat. However, since the early-1970s ...

  • November 25, 2014 25 Nov'14

    The world of Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing

    Gartner’s new acronym, HTAP. What does it mean and why should you care? What if we lived in a world where business users didn’t have to think about using different systems, depending on whether ...

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  • November 21, 2014 21 Nov'14

    Businesses double down on big data value, analytics ROI

    Two new resources released over the past month reinforce the notion that companies are becoming more focused on getting real business value from their analytics initiatives.

  • November 20, 2014 20 Nov'14

    Data-driven danger

    Data-driven business looks like its emerging as the next big buzz phrase. Should you be worried? Back in Cape Town after six weeks on the road in the US and Europe, my first task was to step on ...

  • October 29, 2014 29 Oct'14

    Businesses urged to put big data and security analytics together

    Many companies don't apply data analytics tools to IT security processes. But commentators at a SAS conference said doing so could help them identify and stop security threats.

  • October 22, 2014 22 Oct'14

    Time has come for analytics and BI in the cloud, vendors say

    A slew of new cloud BI and analytics announcements could give businesses more reasons to consider whether now is the time to jump into the cloud for data analysis applications.

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Survey: Big variance in BI and big data salaries, raises

    TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey shows that the pay of BI and big data respondents varies widely -- and that many aren't cashing in with big raises.

  • September 25, 2014 25 Sep'14

    Smaller World, Bigger Data, Faster Change

    Let’s meet in New York, complements of Cisco Information Server, NuoDB, Strata, and Waterline Data. The latest McKinsey Quarterly, celebrating its 50th anniversary, suggests we need a significantly ...

  • September 18, 2014 18 Sep'14

    Big Data Lake Governance

    Doing big data governance can save you from drowning in the Data Lake. How do you design and build a lake? You don’t. That’s nature’s job. So, how do you design and build a reservoir? ...

  • September 11, 2014 11 Sep'14

    Data Virtualization vs. Data Lake

    With Cisco’s Data Virtualization Day, where I’m a panelist along with Rick van der Lans, coming up fast on 1 Oct in New York, it’s a good moment to revisit the topic. Data virtualization has come ...

  • September 03, 2014 03 Sep'14

    News recap: Jawbone's data publication and SAS on YARN

    Reactions were mixed when Jawbone dropped published its data on how the California earthquake affected people's sleep. SAS also made news, announcing better integration with YARN.

  • August 18, 2014 18 Aug'14

    Big Data and the Return of the Data Marts

    Datameer demonstrates Hadoop-based data mart. Stefan Groschupf, CEO of @Datameer (from the German Sea of Data), has a great way with one-liners. At the #BBBT last Friday, he suggested that doing ...