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Distinguishing Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Science

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by Jelani Harper Continuing developments in the fields of Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science are making it increasingly necessary for organizations to become cognizant of the distinctions between these terms, as they relate to the value they can produce for the enterprise. The latest developments to influence these various aspects of the enterprise include:…

Survey: Will Big Data Analytics Replace BI?

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently asked, “In 10 years’ time will big data analytics have replaced traditional relational business intelligence systems? That was one of the questions that Computing asked UK IT decision-makers in the quantitative survey that formed part of our recent big data research programme. The answer to that question was a pretty decisive ‘No’, with…

Emerging Analytics Applications

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by Jelani Harper The ability for the enterprise to continue to make data-based decisions is becoming increasingly reliant on analytics. At present there are four principle categories of analytics, including: Descriptive: Descriptive Analytics are historically based and utilize technologies found in conventional Business Intelligence platforms such as reporting and dashboards. Diagnostic: Diagnostic Analytics are more…

Merck and Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Producing pharmaceuticals of any kind is an expensive, highly regulated endeavor, but producing vaccines is particularly challenging. Vaccines often contain attenuated viruses, meaning they’re altered so they give you immunity but not the actual disease, and thus they have to be handled under precise conditions during every…

ClearStory Raises $21M to Bring Data Intelligence to the Public

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by Angela Guess Leena Rao of TechCrunch reports, “ClearStory Data, a company that wants to bring data intelligence to the masses, has raised $21 million in Series B funding led by DAG Ventures with Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers participating. The round brings ClearStory Data’s total funding to $31.5…

An Architectural Shift for Data Warehousing, BI

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by Angela Guess Kirsten Doyle of IT Web recently wrote, “Data warehousing has been around for 26 years. To give a little context, 26 years ago, in 1988, there was no big Data, mobility was in its infancy, there was no real public e-mail or Internet, and storage for 100MB cost $10 000. ‘The old data warehouse model had a…

Featured Video: Managing Guerrilla Analytics Teams

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Managing Guerrilla Analytics Teams: Principles and Practice from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess At the Enterprise Data World 2013 Conference, Enda Ridge of KPMG and Edward Curry of DERI gave a great presentation entitled Managing Guerrilla Analytics Teams: Principles and Practice. In their description of the session, Ridge and Curry wrote, “With data playing an ever-increasing role…

GoodData Releases Guide to Achieving Highest Return on Yammer Investment

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “GoodData, the leader in cloud business intelligence, today released a white paper, Yammer Analytics: Why It’s Time, that details how to unlock a 365% ROI in Yammer with advanced third-party analytics. Yammer, Inc., a best-in-class enterprise social network and part of the Microsoft Office Division, brings…

Why Your Company Needs a CDO

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by Angela Guess Brad Peters of Forbes recently wrote, “Now that we are over the initial excitement of being able to capture and manipulate mountains of data, the challenge becomes identifying the truly valuable information in those data mountains. And just as important, presenting that valuable data in ways that the different stakeholders in an organization…