Big Data Analytics – Better with Data Virtualization

Big Data Analytics Make Business Sense

Big data analytic opportunities are abundant, with business value the driver. According to the Professors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT:

“Companies that inject big data and analytics into their operations show productivity rates and profitability that are 5% to 6% higher than those of their peers.”

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Archiving with Big Data = Better Business Results

Business Value from Mixing Current and Historical Data

Historical data is now an essential tool for businesses as they struggle to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, manage risk and perform predictive analytics that help improve business decisions.And while recent data may be available in from operational systems and some summarized historical data available in the data warehouse, the traditional practice of archiving older, detail-level data offsite on tape makes business analytics challenging, if not impossible, because the historical information needed is simply unavailable.

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Counting Down to Data Virtualization Day 2013

Take Big Advantage of Your Data with Composite and Cisco

Today, the difference between business leaders and also-rans is how well they leverage their data.
And with big data and cloud causing data to be more distributed than ever, world-class data virtualization and networking technology have become critical to this success.

With the acquisition of Composite Software, only Cisco provides this powerful combination.

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Pacific Northwest BI Summit 2013

A Unique Industry Event

For the past twelve years, Humphrey Strategic Communications has hosted the Pacific Northwest BI Summit, a unique, invitation-only executive networking event brings together leading BI industry influencers, vendors and press in a low-key, relaxed setting to discuss the current and future directions of BI.

More Participants This Year

This is the sixth time I have joined in this event, with 2013 having the largest set of participants.

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How Data Virtualization Addresses the Big Data Integration Skills Shortage

Big data opens the door to unprecedented analytic opportunities for business innovation, customer retention and profit growth. However, the big data skills shortage is creating a bottleneck at every organization today as they move from early big data experiments into enterprise scale adoption. This constraint limits big data analytics success.

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Data Virtualization Leadership Blog Selected in Top 30 MIS Blogs of 2012

We are proud to announce that our Data Virtualization Leadership Blog has been awarded as one of the Top 30 Management of Information Systems (MIS) Blogs of 2012.

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Integrating Analytic Data Using Data Virtualization

More Data = Better Analysis

The analytic data domain includes all kinds of data, including:

  • traditional enterprise data from sources like the Enterprise Data Warehouse;
  • big data from sources like Hadoop;
  • cloud data from SaaS applications and public providers;
  • social media data from sites like Facebook and Twitter; and
  • personal/desktop data from spreadsheets and flat files.

Data virtualization is an optimal solution to integrate all these sources, thereby improving analysis and business insight.

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Data Challenges in the Analytics Pipeline

Data is the lifeblood of analytics — the more diverse the better.

In their best-selling book, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, Mayer-Schonberger and Cukier describe the synergy that occurs when previously unrelated and disparate data is brought together to uncover hidden insights. But these advanced analytics data requirements are a double-edged sword as these more diverse sources complicate data integration and constrain progress.

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Big Data Common Sense

Back to Basics

Velocity, volume, and variety seem to be the 3 V’s that everyone talks about when it comes to Big Data. What happened to the most important V, Value?

So when it comes to Big Data, my advice is don’t get knocked off guard by the Big Data buzzwords. Go back to business and technology basics, and you’ll be fine.

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Data Virtualization Returns to the BBBT

Since 2010, Composite Software has kicked off the Boulder BI Brain Trust’s new year. In 2013 we continue this tradition on Friday January 4.

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