Defining the Data Lake
“Big data” is an idea as much as a particular methodology or technology, yet it’s an idea that is enabling powerful insights, faster and better decisions, and even business transformations across many industries. In general, big data can be characterized as an approach to extracting insights from very large quantities of structured and unstructured data from varied sources at a speed that is immediate (enough) for the particular analytics use case.
Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
Whilst businesses of all kinds are utilizing data analytics, many are still only using it to make simple changes that lead to a set of rigid processes. Whereas the more customer-focused organizations are realizing that to deliver exceptional experiences, they need to be able to react to customer data in real-time and predict what might happen next. And that means going beyond simple analytics.
Read our whitepaper to discover what analyst firm Forrester has identified as the Enterprise Insight Platform, technology designed to enable companies to transform into truly data-driven businesses.
Despite being knowledgeable about their industry and experienced in running their organizations, the majority of business users lack expertise in analytics and visualization techniques—but that doesn't stop them from wanting to have a go. But making tools easier and more widely accessible is only part of the answer. A better approach is to work both sides of the gap. To make tools that can empower business users to discover and unlock value in their data—and that extend capabilities for experts, so they can share the analytics workload, improve efficiency, and focus on higher level work.
Expanding analytic capabilities are critical to digitizing the business, optimizing costs, accelerating innovation, and surviving digital disruption
Historically, manufacturers were almost solely focused on reducing costs by applying automation and analytics to engineering, R&D, manufacturing operations, and quality organizations. Even though the strategies used within these areas are still needed, they are not sufficient to ensure business survival and continuity in the age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT.
Today, it is paramount that smart manufacturers broaden their scope because disruptive innovations in data acquisition, storage, and analytics technology have enabled an entirely new degree of automation and virtualization, promising a complete 360-degree high-fidelity virtual data-driven integrated views of all operations—from suppliers and supply chains, through equipment, processes, and manufacturing practices, to final product testing and customer satisfaction.
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TIBCO Spotfire® Data Science is an enterprise big data analytics platform that can help your organization become a digital leader. The collaborative user-interface allows data scientists, data engineers, and business users to work together on data science projects. These cross-functional teams can build machine learning workflows in an intuitive web interface with a minimum of code, while still leveraging the power of big data platforms.
Spotfire Data Science provides a complete array of tools (from visual workflows to Python notebooks) for the data scientist to work with data of any magnitude, and it connects natively to most sources of data, including Apache™ Hadoop®, Spark®, Hive®, and relational databases. While providing security and governance, the advanced analytic platform allows the analytics team to share and deploy predictive analytics and machine learning insights with the rest of the organization, white providing security and governance, driving action for the business.
Today’s tech savvy consumers are continually driving organizations to deliver a modernized shopping experience. To achieve this, retailers are pushing the edge on developing non-traditional ways in delivering sales messages. One of the best ways to engage shoppers with an in-store digital presence is through modern adaptive signages.
Modern signages enable two-way interaction between customers and businesses, tapping onto cutting-edge technologies such as sensors and analytics to respond to customer behavior—helping retailers customize content on the fly.
Find out how Giada Technology leveraged on Intel® processors to power up their cloud terminals to pre-process signage, sensor, and mobile data to efficiently exchange information with the cloud. Retailers are better positioned to present contextual promotions to the shoppers, delivering benefits of lesser wait-time and increased customer satisfaction.
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
When we released our first white paper in February 2015 discussing the ways multi-location businesses were using online media to drive in-store visits, most of the strategic opportunities being leveraged by marketers revolved around using things like promotional coupons, beacons and other tactics. While those methods certainly provided incremental lift in in-store traffic and revenue, there existed a number of gaps in connecting online data associated with promotional efforts, to data that indicated a customer actually converted offline at a business location. At press time for our original “online-to-offline” white paper, digital industry giants were still very much in the early stages of evaluating data points that signified offline customer conversions. Many of these “conversions” were somewhat implied (i.e. Clicks on “Get Directions” link), while others were a bit more reliable in signifying in-store visits and purchases made by consumers (i.e. downloadable coupon redeemed in-store
"Today’s business users want to use all types of data to create compelling, shareable visualizations. But charts and graphs alone may not convey all the information, especially when they are part of a complex series. An audience can best understand analytic results when those results tell a story that connects all the pieces together. The right visuals can also reinforce the lessons buried in the data.
Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use IBM Cognos Analytics to:
· Create the important elements of a good story
· Put the data in context
· Select the best type of ch
"What would you do if you didn’t have to rely on disparate analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users while following the rules of IT?
View this 'Charting Your Analytical Future' webinar to learn about a world of innovation and independence for users that does not limit the confidence and controls of IT.
With the cognitive-guided self-service features available in IBM business analytics solutions, more users than ever before can get the answers they need. Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can:
* Benefit from advanced analytics without the complexity
* Operationalize insights and dashboards from a collection of trusted data sources
* Tell your story with rich visualizations and geospati
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
Where are you on the journey to performance analytics excellence? Almost all businesses use some form of analytics, but many are still not applying them to measure performance against quantifiable goals. Use this maturity model to see how far you’ve come on the path to performance analytics—and how far you need to go. No matter where you’re starting from, there’s a path to performance analytics.
Discover how ServiceNow Performance Analytics could benefit your business by downloading this eBook.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
What is a performance based business? A performance-based business is an organization guided by data-driven decisions. It is proactive, self-aware, and highly competitive. Data isn’t siloed in a business analytics department. Instead, the right people have the right data at the right time and in the right context.
The top 5 reasons to become a performance-based business:
1. Get better results.
2. Align your entire business.
3. Make data-driven decisions.
4. Manage change more effectively.
5. Spot trends faster.
Discover how ServiceNow Performance Analytics could benefit your business by downloading this eBook.
Ongoing digitization has created vast streams of data, forcing businesses to become more data-driven than ever
before. While the benefits of being a data-driven organization are clear (improved performance, more profitability,
stronger innovations), there are still some technical and business challenges to overcome. Thanks to technological
advancements in data analytics, companies in all types of industries can become data-driven. Read this e-book to
discover what it means to be a data-driven organization and to learn the basic do’s and don’ts of how to get there.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
When you can anticipate customer needs, you can provide a customer experience that reduces frustration, increases satisfaction and creates better business results.
Genesys Altocloud uses live analytics, powered by machine learning, to give you real-time insight into the customer experience. You can anticipate customer behavior, personalize journeys and use feedback to continuously tune your analytics to achieve desired business outcomes.
Download the white paper and learn how to make better use of your analytics:
• Automate responses that optimize the journey
• identify and engage with customers before they contact you
• Use predictive analytics and machine learning to drive outcomes
Big data alone does not guarantee better business decisions. Often that data needs to be moved and transformed so Insight Platforms can discern useful business intelligence. To deliver those results faster than traditional Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) technologies, use Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift. This cloud- native ETL/ELT offering, built specifically for Amazon Redshift, simplifies the process of loading and transforming data and can help reduce your development time.
This white paper will focus on approaches that can help you maximize your investment in Amazon Redshift. Learn how the scalable, cloud- native architecture and fast, secure integrations can benefit your organization, and discover ways this cost- effective solution is designed with cloud computing in mind. In addition, we will explore how Matillion ETL and Amazon Redshift make it possible for you to automate data transformation directly in the data warehouse to deliver analytics and business intelligence (BI
Today’s businesses generate staggering amounts of data, and learning to get the most value from that data is paramount to success. Just as Amazon Web Services (AWS) has transformed IT infrastructure to something that can be delivered on-demand, scalably, quickly, and cost-effectively, Amazon Redshift is doing the same for data warehousing and big data analytics.
Amazon Redshift offers a massively parallel columnar data store that can be spun up in just a few minutes to deal with billions of rows of data at a cost of just a few cents an hour. Organizations choose Amazon Redshift for its affordability, flexibility, and powerful feature set:
• Enterprise-class relational database query and management system
• Supports client connections with many types of applications, including business intelligence (BI), reporting, data, and analytics tools
• Execute analytic queries in order to retrieve, compare, and evaluate large amounts of data in multiple-stage operations
Just as Amazon Web Services (AWS) has transformed IT infrastructure to something that can be delivered on demand, scalably, quickly, and cost-effectively, Amazon Redshift is doing the same for data warehousing and big data analytics. Redshift offers a massively parallel columnar data store that can be spun up in just a few minutes to deal with billions of rows of data at a cost of just a few cents an hour. It’s designed for speed and ease of use — but to realize all of its potential benefits, organizations still have to configure Redshift for the demands of their particular applications.
Whether you’ve been using Redshift for a while, have just implemented it, or are still evaluating it as one of many cloud-based data warehouse and business analytics technology options, your organization needs to understand how to configure it to ensure it delivers the right balance of performance, cost, and scalability for your particular usage scenarios.
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To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementation of SAP Business Objects Analytics solutions, Forrester interviewed four organizations with multiple years of experience using these analytics solutions from SAP across one or more of the following key analytics areas: planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. A composite, or representative, organization was developed to provide the conclusions of this cost and benefit analysis.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with implementation of SAP BusinessObjects Analytics solutions, Forrester interviewed four organizations with multiple years of experience using these analytics solutions from SAP across one or more of the following key analytics areas: planning, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. A composite, or representative, organization was developed to report cost and benefit findings
The SAP HANA platform provides a powerful unified foundation for storing, processing, and analyzing structured and unstructured data. It funs on a single, in-memory database, eliminating data redundancy and speeding up the time for information research and analysis.
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals.
Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture.
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.