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About Big Data


There may not be a consensus with respect to just how big "big data" is, but not many people will disagree that managing these huge amounts of data represents a challenge. TEC research analyst Jorge Garcia discusses the key issues surrounding big data, the different ways to manage it, and the major vendors offering big data solutions.

technical data about  data solution provides the technical means to perform operations with high volumes of data in a short period of time, with the ability to treat various types of data from disparate sources. Why the Hype? One of the main triggers for the design of new applications and technologies is the inability of common BI deployments to manage both structured and unstructured content. The data extraction process can be especially difficult with large amounts of information. These new tools are changing the Read More

Thinking Radically about Data Warehousing and Big Data: Interview with Roger Gaskell, CTO of Kognitio


Managing data—particularly in large numbers—still is and probably will be the number one priority for many organizations in the upcoming years. Many of the traditional ways to store and analyze large amounts of data are being replaced with new technologies and methodologies to manage the new volume, complexity, and analysis requirements. These include new ways of developing data warehousing, the

technical data about  interviewing Roger Gaskell, chief technical officer (CTO) of Kognitio, and got some of interesting insights on Kognitio’s systems as well the BI and the data warehouse space in general. Roger Gaskell is responsible for all the product development that goes on at Kognitio. Prior to Kognitio, Mr. Gaskell worked as a test development manager at AB Electronics, primarily for the development and testing of the first mass production of IBM personal computers. 1.    Hello, Mr. Gaskell. Could you give us a Read More

Four Critical Success Factors to Cleansing Data


Quality data in the supply chain is essential in when information is automated and shared with internal and external customers. Dirty data is a huge impediment to businesses. In this article, learn about the four critical success factors to clean data: 1- scope, 2- team, 3- process, and 4- technology.

technical data about  rule to greater team Technical BA assigned Data Cleansed per business rule Integrity reports written, tested and moved to production Data Owners trained in daily maintenance of report The process takes about 6 weeks for each field to move from analysis to production support. This means at any given time 1 Senior Functional BA will have 12 to 18 fields opened at a time. Duration planning - If you have 50 fields to cleanse then you are looking at a 3 to 4 month effort, but if you have 200 fields to cleanse Read More

Thinking Radically about Unstructured Data: Interview with Ron Carrière, CEO of Cirilab


Being able to manage unstructured text is no longer a “nice to have,” as companies and individual users alike have to deal with increasing amounts of unstructured text, work with it, and gain knowledge by interpreting it. Cirilab is a company that provides software products to search, retrieve, and categorize information from unstructured text sources. Read this interesting interview with Ron

technical data about  in senior positions at technical and management levels in public and private organizations. He has extensive hands-on experience in hi-tech start-up companies. He was founding CEO of ACDS Graphic Systems Inc. from 1983 to 1988, where he led a multimillion dollar Initial Public Offering (IPO) and stewarded ACDS software to revenue in excess of $20 million (USD) before his departure. In 1990, he founded Nucor Hyper Technologies Inc. and in 1995 Le Centre International de Recherche en Infographie, and was Read More

Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

technical data about  to run into bureaucratic, technical and ethical problems. Online advertising is already far more accurately targeted than the offline sort, but there is scope for even greater personalisation. Advertisers would then be willing to pay more, which would in turn mean that consumers prepared to opt into such things could be offered a richer and broader range of free online services. And governments are belatedly coming around to the idea of putting more information—such as crime figures, maps, details of Read More

The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse


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The Fast Path to Big Data


Today, most people acknowledge that big data is more than a fad and is a proven model for leveraging existing information sources to make smarter, more immediate decisions that result in better business outcomes. Big data has already been put in use by companies across vertical market segments to improve top- and bottom-line performance. As unstructured data becomes a pervasive source of business intelligence, big data will continue to play a more strategic role in enterprise information technology (IT). Companies that recognize this reality—and that act on it in a technologically, operationally, and economically optimized way—will gain sustainable competitive advantages.

technical data about  Fast Path to Big Data Today, most people acknowledge that big data is more than a fad and is a proven model for leveraging existing information sources to make smarter, more immediate decisions that result in better business outcomes. Big data has already been put in use by companies across vertical market segments to improve top- and bottom-line performance. As unstructured data becomes a pervasive source of business intelligence, big data will continue to play a more strategic role in enterprise Read More

Data Mining with MicroStrategy: Using the BI Platform to Distribute Data Mining and Predictive Analytics to the Masses


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Master Data Management


It’s common to hear that master data management (MDM) projects are difficult to initiate. But pairing up an MDM project with another initiative already on your organization’s priority list might be easier than you think. Find out some of the basics surrounding MDM itself, including what MDM can refer to, as well as how to couple it with other projects that may already have momentum in your organization.

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Big Data: Operationalizing the Buzz


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technical data about  Data: Operationalizing the Buzz Integrating big data initiatives into the fabric of everyday business operations is growing in importance. The types of projects being implemented overwhelmingly favor operational analytics. Operational analytics workloads are the integration of advanced analytics such as customer segmentation, predictive analytics, and graph analysis into operational workflows to provide real-time enhancements to business processes. Read this report to learn more. Read More

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Acumen Data Systems


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