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Big Data Analytics with R: Register Today!

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by Angela Guess In tandem with the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference, DATAVERSITY™ is proud to sponsor a thought-provoking workshop on the programming language R. The workshop, Introduction to Big Data Analysis with the R Language, will be led by Brian Sletten, President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. In his description of the workshop, Sletten states, “R…

Don’t Jump Into a Data Lake Without a Boat

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The growing hype surrounding data lakes is causing substantial confusion in the information management space, according to Gartner. Several vendors are marketing data lakes as an essential component to capitalise on big data opportunities, but there is little alignment between vendors about what comprises a…

Accenture Positioned Highest in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics Services

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Accenture has been named a ‘Leader’ in independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s first Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics, Worldwide and was positioned furthest within the Leaders quadrant on the ‘completeness of vision’ axis and highest on the ‘ability to execute’ axis. The new Magic Quadrant evaluates…

Data Science and Art: RRE Certification

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by Jelani Harper Gartner describes Open Source R—arguably the script of choice for Data Scientists and one of the most pivotal tools for creating advanced and predictive analytics—as “increasingly popular” (Herschel et al, 2014), while Forrester lauds its ubiquity. As one of the earliest champions of Open Source R, Revolution Analytics swiftly addressed its scalability…

Governing Self-Service Analytics

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by Jelani Harper It is possible to simultaneously empower the end user and his or her business objectives with self-service analytics and self-service Business Intelligence, while still ensuring full adherence to existing Data Governance policies, roles, and structure. It is also possible to combine the benefits of the traditional centralized approach to BI (governance, privacy,…

The Open Source Analytics Invasion

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by Jelani Harper Open Source analytics have transformed the analytics space in Data Management in much the same way that Hadoop (another Open Source technology) has transformed Big Data. Open Source analytics have almost single-handedly transfigured the way: Commercial and proprietary Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics providers provide script support to and integration options with…

Rosslyn Analytics Sets New Standard for Easy Self-Service Spend Analytics in the Cloud

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “In a technological breakthrough, Rosslyn Analytics today announced the release of a new cloud-based self-service spend analytics app that gives finance and procurement professionals the control to identify bottom-line savings and monitor supply chain risks without relying on overstretched IT resources. Today’s news comes on the back of…

Webinar: Increasing Your Business Data and Analytics Maturity

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on July 10, 2014 Increasing Your Business Data and Analytics Maturity from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar For a few years now, companies of all sizes have been looking at data as a lever to increase revenues, reduce…

Making Big Data More Available and Useful to Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess John Gorssmann of the New York Times reports, “In 2010, just 1.7 percent of small businesses were using business intelligence software, according to a survey of companies with fewer than 100 employees conducted by IDC, whose analysts provide information technology advice to businesses small and large. By last year, 9.2 percent had adopted such…