Demystifying Advanced Data Visualization

Demystifying Advanced Data Visualization

Advanced Data Visualization gives a new meaning on how pictures can simplify information needed to comprehend complex questions.  Angela Hausman states that Big Data does not mean much if the people who control change can’t understand or have to spend too much time deciphering the Great Data that is presented. In addition, Big Data speeds across the Internet, captured from …

Building a $4 billion company around open source software: The Cloudera story

Building a $4 billion company around open source software: The Cloudera story

Dr Amr Awadallah is the Chief Technology Officer of Cloudera, a data management and analytics platform based on Apache Hadoop. Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Awadallah served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, running one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Awadallah joined Yahoo! after the company acquired his …

7 dynamics that will drive the BI and analytics market – Gartner

7 dynamics that will drive the BI and analytics market – Gartner

 Global revenue in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market is forecast to reach $18.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.3% from 2016, according Gartner. By the end of 2020, the market is forecast to grow to $22.8 billion. Modern BI and analytics continues to expand more rapidly than the overall market, which is offsetting declines in traditional BI spending. The modern BI and …

The Ultimate Guide to Delivering BI Solutions

The Ultimate Guide to Delivering BI Solutions

Imagine that you’re at the very end of a long development process of a BI solution for internal users within your organization. You might have the feeling that once you release your solution to its consumers your job will be easier and less demanding. Well, that might not be the case. The development stage is usually very demanding and can require …

Batch vs. Real Time Data Processing

Batch vs. Real Time Data Processing

Batch data processing is an efficient way of processing high volumes of data is where a group of transactions is collected over a period of time. Data is collected, entered, processed and then the batch results are produced (Hadoop is focused on batch data processing). Batch processing requires separate programs for input, process and output. An example is payroll and billing systems. In contrast, real time …

How Business Intelligence Is Being Disrupted for the Better

How Business Intelligence Is Being Disrupted for the Better

For years, business intelligence (BI) has been the industry standard for helping leadership gain visibility into business operations and make data-driven decisions. Many companies saw the analysis of their data so vital to their brand that they created roles for ‘Business Intelligence Experts’ to vet the information and prepare it into easily understandable packages. While the venture into BI wasn’t …

How ‘Intelligent’ is Your Business?

How ‘Intelligent’ is Your Business?

Are you investing in “BI?” You undoubtedly recognize the acronym for “Business Intelligence” and, like most transportation professionals, agree it is a crucial strategic tool for any asset-, non-asset-based or blended operation. But how you and your industry peers define and leverage BI might vary dramatically. For some, it represents little more than visual replications of an established set of …

Unexpected Benefits of Digital Transformation

Unexpected Benefits of Digital Transformation

Many different fields of study — such as psychology, human-computer interaction, and ecology — have employed the concept of “affordances.” The term refers to the different possible actions that someone can take with an object in a particular environment. For example, someone can interact with a beach ball by batting it in the air, letting it float in water, sitting …

How Business Intelligence Software can Help you Increase Operational Efficiency

How Business Intelligence Software can Help you Increase Operational Efficiency

Business Intelligence software is an essential tool for analyzing your company’s strengths and weaknesses. From inventory management, to accounting, to customer intelligence and beyond, there are many ways you can use BI software to inform your decision-making, increase operational efficiency, and gain a competitive edge. BI, or Business Intelligence, is software that has been specifically designed to analyze all the …

Why Power BI is a Revolutionary Business Intelligence Tool?

Why Power BI is a Revolutionary Business Intelligence Tool?

It has been a while since Microsoft launched its Power BI tool and the way things are going for this fabulous Business Intelligence and Analytics tool it seems it’s only a matter of time before Power BI becomes the tool of choice for BI and analytics in majority of forward-thinking enterprises. Power BI is a powerful tool in the hands …