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Pentaho Connects BI & Big Data

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson reports that Pentaho is focusing in connecting Big Data to BI. She writes, “Pentaho is best known for its business analytics tool and open source heritage, but it also is one of the few BI vendors that focus on solving integration problems.” Lawson interviewed Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Richard Daley to learn…

Symantec Launches Data Insight 3.0

by Angela Guess According to a new article, “Symantec has introduced ‘Symantec Data Insight 3.0,’ a solution that improves information governance by providing intelligence into ownership and usage of unstructured data such as documents, presentations, spreadsheets and emails. The solution helps organizations transform storage operations, and simplify information governance processes to reduce costs, risks, and…

3 Big Data Tips

by Angela Guess A recent article offers three tips for companies utilizing Big Data. It states, “Big data is revolutionizing the way businesses operate in the global market, creating substantial pit falls next to huge opportunities. For those who ride the big data wave, there will be access to customers on a scale never seen…

Scribe Software Publishes New Report on Customer Data Integration

by Angela Guess Scribe Software has published a new report entitled The State of Customer Data Integration in 2012. According to the announcement, “In February 2012, Scribe Software surveyed 300 business leaders and channel partners to uncover opportunities and challenges associated with customer data integration. The State of Customer Data Integration in 2012 report contains…

Preventing IT Failures with Big Data

by Angela Guess Kim Nash recently wrote, “Is it possible to reliably predict – and, therefore, avoid — failure? Some companies are using Big Data analytics to find out. CIOs, CFOs, auditors and anyone else who wants to monitor risk can use business intelligence tools to try to quantify the degree of danger they face…

Big Data is Big Business

by Angela Guess John Furrier recently reported that Big Data will soon be a $50 billion market. He writes, “Data is the biggest thing to hit the industry since the PC was invented by Steve Jobs.  The PC changed the world now the Data movement is doing the same.  I would argue on the same scale. …

SAS Adds Hadoop to List of Supported Data Sources

by Angela Guess A new article reports, “Analytics vendor SAS on Tuesday announced a SAS Enterprise Data Integration Server update that adds Apache Hadoop to its long list of supported data sources. But that’s just the start of a comprehensive approach SAS has in the works for big data analysis. Where many vendors treat Hadoop…

Surveying the Top Data Markets

by Angela Guess Edd Dumbill recently analysed the data market offerings of four top providers. He begins, “The web has facilitated a blossoming of information providers. As the ability to discover and exchange data improves, the need to rely on aggregators such as Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters is declining. This is a good thing: the…

Data Isn’t Knowledge

by Angela Guess Joe Brockmeier reported that an audience of data scientists recently “narrowly agreed that their arsenal of tools and algorithms trumped the knowledge and experience of the meteorologists, financiers, and retailers to whose domains data scientists are increasingly turning.” Paul Miller counters, “This is an extremely worrying attitude, and I can only hope that those who…

Twitter Sells Old Tweets to DataSift for Analysis

by Angela Guess Todd Wasserman reports, “Twitter has sold a bunch of old tweets to a firm called DataSift, which will analyze them for marketing purposes. The Mail Online reports that DataSift is the first such company to get access to the tweets, which go back two years. Another 1,000-plus companies are on DataSift’s waiting list. DataSift…