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Technology research on Business Intelligence (BI), analytics, and data mining software and solutions.

Should You Automate Business Intelligence?

October 6, 2015

Automating business intelligence is a great way for companies to increase the likelihood of success. So how do you go about it?

Big and Fast Data: Upgrading Your Infrastructure

October 5, 2015

Big Data and Fast Data necessitate infrastructure changes for most organizations.

Seeking Truth about Hadoop

September 22, 2015

How many organizations use Hadoop, and more important, how many derive value from it? New survey offers different picture than one released …

Getting Data Governance Right

September 17, 2015

To get data governance right, organizations must benchmark their current efforts and create a data governance "road map" for the future.

9 Tips for Awesome Data Analytics

September 2, 2015

Credit Karma is on the leading edge of data analytics. One of the company's senior software engineers shares some of the ways his team uses …

5 Best Practices for Fast Data

August 18, 2015

Big Data is so 2012. Fast Data is the latest data processing and analytics trend. Best practices are beginning to emerge, based on early use …

Humana Using Analytics to Improve Health Outcomes

August 14, 2015

Health insurer Humana is getting good results by making analytics the foundation of its clinical operations.

Getting Good BI Without a Single Version of the Truth

August 10, 2015

A single version of the truth has long been a business intelligence goal. But should it be?

Analyzing Archived Data Yields Big Returns

July 28, 2015

Analyzing archived data is critical to driving added revenue, says IDC. So why aren't more companies doing it?

3 Limits of NoSQL Data Processing

July 23, 2015

Limitations in NoSQL databases mean they are more appropriate for some use cases than others.

Big Data Analytics Goes Hollywood

July 17, 2015

Big Data analytics are ready for a close-up at companies involved in the movie business.

Cutting through Internet of Things Hype

July 8, 2015

The Internet of Things topped Gartner's list of most-hyped technologies last summer. But compelling business cases for IoT are beginning to …

Banking on Chief Data Officers

July 6, 2015

Financial services firms appoint more chief data officers than other industries. What can you learn from them about how a CDO can help your …

IoT in the Sky

July 2, 2015

The Internet of Things can potentially improve the aviation industry, from reducing fuel costs to better utilizing maintenance crews. But it …

Stop Talking about Data: Value Lies in Information

June 30, 2015

Is your organization "data rich" but "information poor?" Forget about data – at least at first.

Making Government Data Less of a Disaster

June 19, 2015

Government agencies make slow but steady progress on solving their data problems.

Startup Spotlight: Interana's Self-Service Data Analytics

June 15, 2015

Interana's specialty is analyzing raw event data, which the startup's founders believe will become "the standard data format of the future."