Last month, there was interesting article published by Chris Kanaracus on www.computerworld.com. The author quotes Ken Rudin, Facebook Analytics Chief, talking about how Big Data needs more than Hadoop. It is always interesting to read about the practices of successful organizations that have to deal with large amounts of data. In his article, Rudin talked […]Read More
Analyzing the results of a direct marketing campaign presents special challenges when your customers’ contact data in your company’s source system does not follow the United States Postal Service (USPS) standardized format. How do you deal with this problem when you are trying to answer questions about your direct marketing campaign and stay on a budget? I […]Read More
I recently conducted a webinar on Redshift as part of our Big SQL tools investigation series. At the end of the webinar, we had some pretty interesting questions and answers. I thought it would be a good idea to summarize the audience feedback in a blog. It would be helpful to view the webinar before […]Read More
Today, analytics have become mainstream in the majority of organizations. Moreover, most of the analytics and data warehousing implementations have been built using traditional relational database platforms such as SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2. As data volumes grow larger and more data sources come online, organizations are hitting the limits of these traditional platforms leading them […]Read More
In the May/June 2013 edition of Enterprise Executive magazine, Bernard Wehbe, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of StatSlice Systems, published an interesting article in regards to Big Data. Is Big Data something businesses should pay close attention to, or is it just another big hype? To read the full article click here.Read More
What makes an analytics system great? Great design, quality code, strong business sponsorship, accurate requirements, good project management, and thorough testing are some of the obvious requirements for successful analytics systems. As a professional in the field, you must be able to do these things well since they form the foundation of a good implementation. This is good enough for most people but not good enough for you—if you want to be in high demand and help your organization overcome its critical challenges.
Successful analytics professionals should follow a set of guiding principles. These very important principles are often missed by traditional methodologies. In this whitepaper you will learn about these principles that, once implemented, can make you an analytics rock star in your organization and increase your worth in the marketplace.Read More
Earlier this year at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit on March 19, 2013, Donald Farmer,VP of Product Management at QlikTech, delivered a presentation discussing the enigmatic human side of BI. He suggests that BI contains an emotional and intuitive aspect that enables users to back decisions by exploring instincts.Read More
“Why didn’t we think of that earlier…?” It can happen in anything you do. If you’ve ever had a house built, it doesn’t take long to realize you would have done some things differently—especially after living in it a few years…Read More
Business analytics allow a company to make better decisions and just plain be smarter—but it has to be done the right way. This article talks about important factors in implementing analytic projects correctly—from picking the right dashboard…Read More
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