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Webinar: Big SQL Analytics – Amazon Redshift with Tableau

On September 24, James Vogel, Senior Consultant at StatSlice Systems, presented a webinar on the Amazon Redshift connector for Tableau as part of our series on Big SQL Analytics. This webinar was recorded and is available below. In this webinar, we walk you through connecting Tableau to Redshift and pulling in a large data set […]

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Big SQL Analytics: Redshift Webinar Q&A Summary

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 […]

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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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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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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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Developing a Business Analytics Roadmap

Over the last few years IT industry analysts have pointed out that business intelligence is at or near the top of priority lists for many CIOs. Executives want it because they believe it will have a positive impact on business results.

The concept of business analytics as a component of business intelligence has recently come front and center. Technology and constantly improving people skills have resulted in many categories of business analytics that are changing the way businesses look at critical performance indicators in their company.

No matter how you look at it, there needs to be business and technology strategies in place to help govern, assess, and build successful business analytics roadmaps. If you are not sure how to proceed, you are not alone. It is not an easy task to design and implement a successful analytics-driven enterprise. Creating a well thought-out roadmap to bridge the gap between information and analytics can be daunting. The challenge lies in accessing your data and turning it into a tool for competitive advantage.

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Gartner’s Top Trends Impacting Information Architecture in 2013

Gartner Press Release, March 6, 2013 Gartner, Inc. has identified the top technology trends that will play key roles in modernizing information management (IM) in 2013 and beyond, making the role of information governance increasingly important. “Information is one of the four powerful forces changing the way business is done,” said Regina Casonato, managing vice […]

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Data Wars Begin…

So, I’m scanning my favorite blogs and media sites, and I see this as a tease, “In 2020, the annual amount of digital data created, replicated and consumed will total more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman and child on the planet…”

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Six BI Catch Phrases for 2013

Wayne (Wayne Eckerson of the BI Leadership Forum) and I go way back and have been friends for nearly two decades. I read this blog entry from him during the holidays and thought it was very interesting. Instead of delivering the typical new year predictions…

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TDWI: Predictions for 2013

I’m a big fan of TDWI and read every year their “prediction issue.” In TDWI’s BI This Week newsletter, author Mike Schiff lays out his top predictions for 2013 and reviews how he did on his 2012 predictions. I think he hits it pretty well…

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