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Strata + Hadoop NY 2016: Data Gets Even Bigger

This week’s annual Strata + Hadoop World in New York City was, as one tweet described it, “The Lollapalooza of Big Data.” Magnitude Software had a great conference, meeting with customers, prospects and top analysts while taking in all that the ever-evolving data landscape has to offer.

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What on earth does MDM have to do with Big Data?

Well, actually rather a lot. In a recent webinar in which I participated with Virgin Media, the question was raised by one of the attendees as a current requirement. It surprised me a little, as although I have had many theoretical conversations about the relationship between the two disciplines, it was refreshing to hear customers looking to take real action on the subject. This combined with no less than a dozen conversations with large financial services customers, analysts and industry alumni alike, has inspired me to share. Read more

Big Data and Moneyball

Like many baseball fans, I was spellbound by Moneyball, the 2003 Michael Lewis book that told the story of how Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and his staff leveled the playing field between baseball’s biggest teams and his small market club by finding overlooked value in the “big data” of baseball statistics. Read more

Of course Big Data will change the “Traditional” Data Warehouse

I derive great enjoyment from reading the blogs, comments and tweets about whether or not Big Data will replace the Data Warehouse. But as with most predictions, I believe there is a half-truth hidden therein…  The momentum around Big Data is forcing organizations to re-evaluate their investments in data management and there can be no doubt that many Data Warehouses haven’t delivered close to their anticipated ROI. On the other hand, Big Data technologies are still at the early stage of the adoption curve and most organizations are not “betting the bank” on them yet. Read more

Ventana Research Report Reveals Business Analytics the Top Technology for Optimizing IT

To mark its 10th year in business, Ventana Research has released what it calls its “most ambitious benchmark research undertaking ever.”  The new report, titled Business Technology Innovation, identifies six key areas that show promise to become critical differentiators for improvement in business performance and processes.  The six areas are as follows: Big Data; Business Analytics; Social Media; Mobile Technology; Business Collaboration; and Cloud Computing. Read more

Are You Agile Enough for Big Data?

What happens if your Big Data analysis project tells you that your strategy for approaching the market is wrong?  What if sentiment analysis of the tweet stream reveals that your latest product bundling is missing the mark?  Can you react? Can you adjust in time to take advantage of these insights?  In short, is your company agile enough to take advantage of what you might uncover? Read more

Exclusive Survey Findings on MDM and Big Data

Join us Tuesday, December 11th at 11:00 am ET for a webinar discussing master data management’s role in Big Data. Andy Hayler, CEO of The Information Difference will release the results of his latest survey, in which 209 companies shared their views and experiences on Big Data and MDM. Read more

Survey Results on Big Data

Another survey we ran in 2012 was conducted at a Big Data event we sponsored in London – Big Data Analytics 2012. This was a full day event that featured presentations from vendors and customers on their Big Data projects, or aspirations, as the case may be. While it was a relatively small show – a few hundred people – we managed to poll a representative sample in our booth to ask about the status of their Big Data thinking and activity. Read more

Business Intelligence Trends for 2013

Halloween is over, retail stores are hanging holiday garlands, and the BI analysts are serving up their annual predictions for next year’s top technology trends.  It looks like some exciting and impactful technology innovations are coming our way. Read more

Business Analytics in High Demand

A recent report from analyst firm IDC reveals that the business analytics market grew by more than 14 percent in 2011, and that it will continue to grow by nearly 10 percent through 2016 to reach $50 billion.

The study, Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares, examines the business analytics software market for the period from 2007 to 2016, with vendor revenue trends and market growth forecasts. Read more