7 Habits of Highly Effective Analytics Leaders

Learn how They Are Delivering Differentiating Business Results from Their Data Assets —  As digital and data-driven business moves into the mainstream, scaling the value and discipline of data and analytics solutions and programs is becoming key to business success.  Data and analytics leaders must deliver market-differentiating strategies and practices that can scale with business… Read more »

Clarity from Complexity: Discovering What’s In Your Data Assets

The positive side of every organization’s data assets today is that there’s a wealth of it to analyze for business insights. That’s great news and enterprises have come a long way in their governed data accumulation. The negative side is that to capitalize on the information stored in your data sources and applications, both IT and… Read more »

The Great Data Science Bait and Switch

So you went to college and during your math and computer science classes you were drawn to the beautiful art and science of data, machine-learning and artificial intelligence.   With the combination of those two majors, who wouldn’t want to use the magic of machine-learning and artificial intelligence technologies to help the world figure out… Read more »

The Gartner 2018 MQ for Analytics and BI Platforms — What Changed?

Has assessment evolved to avoid misinterpreting ‘form over function’? The Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms took another interesting turn this year. It’s not surprising given that over the past 4 years the market for what companies are looking for in their analytics solutions has evolved significantly.  We went from the… Read more »

Gartner BI Report – Business-led Analytics Goes Mainstream

Automation and Machine Learning Make Complex Data Tasks So Easy That Everyone Can Master Working with Data The recently published 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms* states that the “Market shift from IT-led reporting to modern business-led analytics is now mainstream.” We could not agree more. A little more than four years… Read more »

Fast-cycle Analysis and More Data Signals In the Age of Explosive Online Shopping

Five ways retailers can use rapid-fire data insights to capture consumer interest and accelerate sales Online shopping is exploding and so is competition to win consumer dollars in an increasingly fierce market. In the U.S. alone, $335 billion was spent online last year, and that’s on track to balloon to $523 billion by 2020, according… Read more »

Business Intelligence: What’s Being Reinvented and Redefined? Everything.

Reinvention and Redefinition Most areas of enterprise software are reinvented and redefined every 7-10 years. And in most cases when reinvention has occurred, it was an option; not an imperative. For instance, when server virtualization was invented by VMware it was an option, as otherwise we would have continued with existing physical-only server scaling. When… Read more »

Get in the Flow: Data Intelligence for Everyone on Google Cloud Platform

Our customers want to know what’s happening now in their businesses. Increasingly, many prefer cloud services to make data consumption easier, faster, broader and more affordable. Today, along with Google, we’re announcing the first integration between ClearStory Data and Google Cloud Dataflow that’s now generally available. At ClearStory Data, we enable business users to blend… Read more »

Spark Speeds Towards the Next Data Processing Revolution

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark. — Dante Alighieri If you know anything about Apache Spark, you know that its chief claim to fame is speed. With in-memory processing, Spark promises ten- or hundred-fold improvements or more in data processing times over traditional MapReduce. Spark is also more flexible, supporting a wider variety of workloads than… Read more »

A Little Spark to Wildfire

Open Source Project Birthed at U.C. Berkeley Takes Off in the Enterprise This week the fast-growing Apache Spark community is gathering in New York City to celebrate and collaborate on one of the most popular open source projects today. Launched in U.C. Berkeley’s AMPLab in 2009, Apache Spark has begun to catch on like wildfire during the last year and a… Read more »