The Need for Query Speed

April 27, 2016

by Mark Shainman In Italian, “Presto” means fast. In the tech world, it means an open-source distributed SQL query engine for Apache™ Hadoop® that runs interactive analytic queries against data sources of all sizes. Through a single query, data is accessed where it resides. Typically, this means data in a Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).… Read More »

4 Driving Forces Behind Connected Car Innovations

April 20, 2016

by Robert Baxendale Gartner is forecasting that by 2020, there will be a quarter billion connected vehicles on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities. These so-called “connected cars” are already providing multitudes of rich and varied data. For example, as much as 200 kilobytes may be downloaded during a vehicle’s annual service… Read More »

Envisioning a Technology-Neutral Data Lake

April 13, 2016

by Dan Graham When I think of a data lake, innovative use cases come to mind. For example, many organizations use data lakes to achieve cost savings in data integration tasks. Some filter sensor data, passing only high-value results to the data warehouse. Some explore information of unknown or underappreciated value, which we often call… Read More »

Analyze Everything

April 6, 2016

by Oliver Ratzesberger The Internet of Things (IoT) has been used to describe the vast network of objects and sensors that transmit and exchange data. For the IoT to provide business value, it requires a smart network—one intelligent enough to support a growing array of people, processes and things. That’s where the “Analytics of Everything” (AoE)… Read More »

The Race to Deliver Individualized Marketing

March 30, 2016

by Bob Fair The race is on. When you hear that phrase, you likely envision a smooth, well-groomed track with measured lanes and finish lines clearly marked for sleek, steady runners. A gunshot announces the start of the competition, and we watch with great expectation as muscled legs in aerodynamic racing apparel speed their way… Read More »

Industry Experts Discuss State of Self-Service Analytics

March 23, 2016

by Brett Martin Self-service analytics has long been a goal for most organizations. That’s because it offers multiple benefits such as quicker insights, customizable reports and more time for IT staff to focus on other projects. Although this type of analytics cannot replace a comprehensive analytics platform, it can complement it by expanding the current… Read More »

How to Produce Ongoing Returns With Big Data

March 16, 2016

by Chris Twogood and Dan Woods Most of the data and analytics systems being used today were not built to handle the volume and variety of information now available. That situation causes many organizations to adopt a limited big data solution rather than developing a comprehensive strategy. Consequently, the tendency has been to focus on… Read More »

Collaborative Approach Unlocks Big Data

March 9, 2016

by Rose Cintron-Allen A regional health plans (RHP) organization needed a way to “unlock” big data and accelerate analytic insights across its entire network, which is a federation of dozens of independent, locally operated companies. For years, these entities spent most of their time working autonomously on advanced analytics projects instead of collaborating with their peers.… Read More »

The Analytics of Everything: How to Capitalize on the Internet of Things

March 2, 2016

by John Edwards The Internet of Things (IoT) has thrust businesses into a hyper-connected world: a place where data is available in unprecedented abundance, allowing insights into any area of interest at the most granular level. Gartner forecasts in a January 2015 news release that 4.9 billion connected things will have been in use in 2015, up… Read More »

Welcome to the ‘Analytics of Everything’

February 24, 2016

We live in hyper-connected world. Billions of “things,” including people, businesses, machines and sensors, are interacting and creating new types of data at volumes never seen before. The Internet of Things (IoT) presents an enormous opportunity to integrate and analyze data from a diverse range of sources. Analytics is what gives the IoT meaning. The… Read More »