With so much emphasis in the business world being placed on big data and analytics, it can be easy for midsize businesses to feel like they’re being left behind. These organizations often recognize the benefits offered by big data and analytics, but have a hard time pursuing those benefits with the limited resources available to them.
The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a global study to investigate how organizations were creating value from an ever-growing volume of data obtained from a variety of sources. This resulted from data-derived insights, which then guided actions taken at every level of the organization. The findings identified nine levers that enabled the organizations to create the most value.
As executives witness data’s proven impact on performance and innovation and recognize its strategic significance, they also realize the growing need for a leader whose primary role is to understand and advocate on behalf of data: The Chief Data Officer.
Filled with exotic terms like “Hadoop” and “Data Scientist”, Big Data, business intelligence and analytics have always been the domain of the biggest enterprises with huge teams to devote to analyzing data. But thanks to the latest technology advances businesses of almost any size can utilize tools to help inform every part of business decision-making. This SlashGuide looks at a recent Slashdot Pulse research study on BI/BA and discusses what’s really important when it comes to Big Data – and what businesses can do now to capitalize on the trend.
Ziff Davis recently surveyed over 300 IT professionals on the state of big data and analytics initiatives in their organizations. The results tell a compelling story: while most IT pros understand the value of big data, actually operationalizing their analytics strategies to deliver usable insights to their organizations remains a challenge.
Cloud-delivered big data analytics presents an enormous opportunity for organizations that want to become more agile, more efficient and more competitive. To capitalize on the full potential of this opportunity, businesses need cloud-enabled big data analysis solutions that are flexible, simple, secure and open.
Big data has been big news in recent years. Organizations recognize that they must now begin to focus on using big data technologies to solve business problems. The pressure is on for organizations to move past the discussion phase toward well-planned projects.
Bloor Research investigated several key critical success factors for big data analytics. Their findings show that governance, data cleansing, and privacy and security have never been more important. Read this paper to see their conclusions.
Big data analytics offer organizations an unprecedented opportunity to derive new business insights and drive smarter decisions. The outcome of any big data analytics project, however, is only as good as the quality of the data being used. Although organizations may have their structured data under fairly good control, this is often not the case with the unstructured content that accounts for the vast majority of enterprise information. Good information governance is essential to the success of big data analytics projects. Good information governance also pays big dividends by reducing the costs and risks associated with the management of unstructured information. This paper explores the link between good information governance and the outcomes of big data analytics projects and takes a look at IBM's StoredIQ solution.
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop enables organizations to efficiently manage and mine large volumes of diverse data for valuable insights. IBM builds on a 100% Apache Hadoop foundation with common tools such as spreadsheets, R analytics and SQL access for greater usability.
This white paper describes a holistic approach to healthcare cybersecurity, which incorporates sophisticated big data analytics to help better protect and secure the vast array of data healthcare organizations maintain.
This presentation will demonstrate that it is possible to turn the promise of Big Data into business value by applying predictive analytics to Big Data sources such as Hadoop, Cloudera, and BigInsights.
Published By: Calpont
Published Date: Mar 13, 2012
This paper looks at advances in database analytics and how they change the playing field for marketing executives willing to seize opportunities made available by new advances in hardware and software.
As analytics and Big Data have been embraced, analysts are working to become better at communicating the insights from complex analysis. This makes the use of visual analytics increasingly important as a tool to tell compelling stories and to engage decision makers in dialogue. Importantly, the best visual analytics are not necessarily the coolest, most sophisticated, or most complex. Visual analytics are most effective when there is a clear purpose and when data can be visualized and communicated in a way that is easily understandable.
If you are working with massive amounts of data, one challenge is how to display results of data exploration and analysis in a way that is not overwhelming. You may need a new way to look at the data – one that collapses and condenses the results in an intuitive fashion but still displays graphs and charts that decision makers are accustomed to seeing. And, in today’s on-the-go society, you may also need to make the results available quickly via mobile devices, and provide users with the ability to easily explore data on their own in real time.
SAS® Visual Analytics is a data visualization and business intelligence solution that uses intelligent autocharting to help business analysts and nontechnical users visualize data. It creates the best possible visual based on the data that is selected. The visualizations make it easy to see patterns and trends and identify opportunities for further analysis.
The heart and soul of SAS Visual Analytics is the SAS® LASR™ Analytic Server, which ca
Should you modernize with Hadoop? If your goal is to catch, process and analyze more data at dramatically lower costs, the answer is yes. In this e-book, we interview two Hadoop early adopters and two Hadoop implementers to learn how businesses are managing their big data and how analytics projects are evolving with Hadoop. We also provide tips for big data management and share survey results to give a broader picture of Hadoop users. We hope this e-book gives you the information you need to understand the trends, benefits and best practices for Hadoop.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Application performance management helps deliver the application performance users and the business demand. Effectively monitoring and troubleshooting application performance issues requires a comprehensive solution.
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