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New Report: Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge

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by Angela Guess William McKnight of GigaOM Research recently authored a report entitled Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge. In the summary, McKnight writes, “Fully utilized big data can give organizations a competitive advantage if they can get it to decision-makers, or what we call the ‘executive edge.’ But getting big data to that…

The Numerous Applications of Watson Analytics

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by Jelani Harper IBM’s Insight 2014 conference, held in Las Vegas from October 27-30, was largely dominated by the fleeting nature of Big Data and Watson analytics (which was partially implied by the conference theme of “Seize the Moment”). The rapid velocity at which such data is generated and requires analytics in real time or…

The Ease of Business Analytics

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by Jelani Harper For the past several years, there has been a substantial amount of rhetoric in the field of Data Management pertaining to empowering the business user through better business analytics. Numerous vendors, research companies and even trade publications have cited an emerging trend to put the business in control of its data, granting…

Risk Analysis: Is It Based On The Big Data Picture?

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by Jennifer Zaino Businesses understand people by certain data points, which will formally, or in some cases informally, factor into determining whether they are a worthy credit risk, a safe driver, an appropriate job prospect, and so on. But companies – and therefore their risk analysis of any one individual – may be missing the…

Exploratory Analysis: Parsing Event Data

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by Jelani Harper Of all the traits of Big Data that account for this term’s relevance in today’s Data Management landscape, its temporal aspect may prove the most valuable for the enterprise. The utility in analyzing massive data of a variety of types is only increased when one is able to do so in real…

Accelerating Internet of Things Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The explosion of data projected to emerge in the wake of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT)—and which is a daily occurrence in the Industrial Internet—requires specific needs for analytics that are unique to this facet of Data Management. In order to effectively glean insight into the continuous streams of real-time event…

Simplifying Predictive Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Predictive analytics represents the culmination of technology initially pioneered in Business Intelligence tools, especially when one considers their prescriptive capabilities that not only determine the likelihood of future events, but also prescribe the most viable courses of action to deal with them. When combined with sets of Big Data—which are constantly updating…

Business Users Don’t Know What They Want When It Comes to BI

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by Saar Bitner It’s a typical starting point: Business users give IT a set of data, questions and requirements at the beginning of a BI project. But as they investigate and explore data, users return with a request for more data, deeper questions, and new requirements. Frustrating? Maybe. But the fact that business users do…

Analytics Tailored for Broadcasters

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from Octoshape and Nice People at Work states, “Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, and Nice People At Work, the leader in advanced media analytics and real-time viewer experience monitoring tools, announced they have partnered to deliver…