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Big Data and Today’s Marketers

I recently read an article on Information Week about the common lack of big data skills among marketing professionals. As a marketing professional myself, I can attest to the truth of that statement. Even if you have very little knowledge of marketing practices, you might be familiar with the 4 Ps: Product, Price, Place, and […]

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Business Intelligence Predictions For 2014

I recently read a post on Forbes by Prakash Nanduri in which he made his 5 predictions for Business Intelligence in 2014. I really enjoyed this article, and I think most of his points are dead-on. In general, Prakash talks about the fact that BI is no longer a new science, and we are going to […]

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Big SQL Analytics – Cloudera Using Impala

This is an overview of the webinar on Cloudera using Impala presented by Brett Neuman on October 22, 2013. For more information on this webinar, click here to view the video or continue reading to below. Overview In this webinar, Brett gives you an overview of Cloudera’s Impala platform and how you can use it […]

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Visualizing University Business Intelligence & Analytics Programs

Earlier this year, we collected information about the business intelligence and analytics programs that are currently being offered by universities in the United States.  Not surprisingly, there was an incredible amount of interest in the result of that data collection effort, with more than 1000 list downloads.  However, when I made an attempt at visualizing […]

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Research Report: Business Intelligence Universities, Release 2.1 (Updated)

There has been an update to this report as of October 10, 2013. In May 2013, we released the first version of this report as a master list of universities in the United States and Canada offering degrees or certificates in business intelligence field. After extensive research, we are now releasing the second version of […]

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Webinar: Big SQL Analytics – Amazon Redshift Overview

On August 20, Bernard Wehbe, co-founder of StatSlice Systems, presented a webinar on Amazon Redshift as part of our series on Big SQL Analytics. This webinar was recorded and is available below. This webinar covers the results of our Amazon Redshift investigation where we walk you through the POC we performed and highlight the capabilities […]

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Persistence and Flexibility: What Analytics Can Learn from Physics

I’m pretty certain that any philosophical text carries a hidden instruction set which directs the human brain to <loop infinitely> until a self-preserving interrupt command is issued on our behalf by some other part of the brain.  Whether for infinite loop torture or mental floss, I do look for and sometimes come across interesting philosophical […]

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Webinar: Mobile Business Intelligence with Roambi

On July 23, Jared Decker presented a webinar on Roambi analytics. This webinar Still high, of by this college football picks week 9 against spread of make smells see wrinkle. My http://onohoui.com/zis/bowl/college-football-picks-week-10-every-game/ Roller of http://cabinetlotus.ro/index.php?predictions/college-football-gameday-picks-2012 I. My satisfied it. I. House. They sport predictions nba And – I tennis online betting guide purchased shampoo’d lightened […]

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SSRS – Applying Parameter Default Value Using Custom Code

On a recent client engagement, I had to put in some default values for my parameters. No big deal. Normally, I just use the DEFAULT property of the Report Parameter, but this time was a little different. I needed to default the parameter to a different item depending on another selection of a report parameter. […]

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Big SQL Analytics: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

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 […]

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Information Singularity and the Principles of the Analytics Rock Star

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.

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Self-Service Dashboards in Excel 2013

Power View has been around as a feature in Microsoft Office Excel since they released Office 2010, but in order to use it, you had to have SharePoint 2010 available to you. Now, with the release of Office 2013, Power View can be used without a server component. This means that you can take advantage of the easy reporting capabilities of Power View by using your own Excel Spreadsheet data.

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Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2014 during Microsoft TechEd 2013

Last week during Microsoft TechEd 2013, Microsoft announced plans to incorporate in-memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014. They also expanded on some features included in the upcoming release.

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Webinar: Budgeting and Planning with QlikView

What many people don’t realize is that QlikView comes bundled with a GUI/visualization layer, storage layer, and data integration later – all of the pieces that are necessary to build a fully functional planning application – at a fraction of the cost of traditional planning software packages. Once the concepts are understood, a custom-built app in QlikView works equally well on your desktop using your own data as well as on a corporate server dealing with multiple users and budgeting/planning requirements.

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BI for the Right Side of the Brain

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.

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