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September 2012 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Big Data Integration and Business Analytics: A Spotlight Q&A with Quentin Gallivan of Pentaho [Published: 09-04-2012]
In this BeyeNETWORK spotlight, Ron Powell interviews Quentin Gallivan, Chairman and CEO of Pentaho. They discuss big data integration and analytics and how Pentaho's product suite allows companies to more easily integrate open source components such as Hadoop and NoSQL databases

Data Integration for Big Data Analytics: A Q&A Spotlight with John Whittaker of Quest Software [Published: 09-04-2012]
In this BeyeNETWORK spotlight interview, Ron Powell talks with John Whittaker, Director of Product Marketing, Database Management at Quest, about how to accomplish the data integration required for big data analytics in a way that meets the needs of business users and provides the data governance and security required by IT.

Real-Time Continuous Insight with Big Data Analytics: A Spotlight Q&A with Dale Skeen of Vitria [Published: 09-05-2012]
In this BeyeNETWORK spotlight, Ron Powell interviews Dale Skeen, CTO of Vitria. Dale explains Operational Intelligence and how it differs from operational business intelligence. Dale explains the benefits of Operational Intelligence for analyzing social media data, one of the largest sources of big data today.

A Just Business or Just a Business [Published: 09-06-2012]
In this article, Frank Buytendijk looks at the ethical side of business processes and analytics.

Analytics Ė The Next Wave of Big Data: A Q&A Spotlight with Steve Wooledge of Teradata Aster [Published: 09-07-2012]
For this BeyeNETWORK Spotlight, Ron Powell interviews Steve Wooledge, Senior Director of Marketing at Teradata Aster. Steve and Ron discuss big data and the struggle companies face as they try to extract value from that data.

Big Data: What It Is and What It Means for Todayís Enterprises [Published: 09-10-2012]
In this article, Calla Knopman looks at the world of "big data" and the new types of data that can provide value when incorporated into a business intelligence implementation.

Split Personalities Put Data Scientists in Play [Published: 09-11-2012]
This article by Claudia Imhoff and Colin White explores the characteristics of data scientists and looks at why they are in such high demand. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.)

Enabling Big Data Analytics Inside of Hadoop: A Spotlight Q&A with Justin Borgman of Hadapt [Published: 09-11-2012]
In this Spotlight interview, Justin Borgman, Co-Founder and CEO of Hadapt, talks with Ron Powell about their unique value proposition for Hadoop, explaining how they enable their customers to bring applications, toolsets, and skills to the Hadoop ecosystem and interact with it via SQL.

Lack of Metaprocess Information Impedes Ability to Collect Enterprise-Wide Metadata [Published: 09-13-2012]
Bill Inmon indicates that a solution may be forthcoming so that enterprise-wide metadata can become a reality.

What is a Business Glossary? [Published: 09-13-2012]
Lowell Fryman provides the definition, objectives and benefits of a business glossary.

Data Warehouse Construction: Behavior Pattern Analysis [Published: 09-13-2012]
In this article, Bin Jiang analyzes the typical programming process used for ETL mechanism construction.

Fight the Fears Threatening the Rise of Data Visualization [Published: 09-17-2012]
Itís time to change the way your company thinks about disseminating BI data to a broader set of business users, particularly in visual formats. But be prepared for resistance. (This article was originally published in a TechTarget e-zine.)

The Digital Government Strategy: The Vision and the Challenge [Published: 09-18-2012]
In this article, Dr. Ramon Barquin looks at the challenges of the Digital Government Strategy (DGS), which was announced on May 23 by Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel.

Hub Analytics for Facility Location Decisions and Right-Sizing [Published: 09-18-2012]
In this article, James Langley describes how hub analytics can aid in making the multi-million dollar decision of where to locate a new facility.

Technology, What Have You Done for Me Lately? [Published: 09-19-2012]
Frank Buytendijk begins his series that explores how the IT paradigm shift taking place is changing what technology means for us.

What is Metaprocess Information? [Published: 09-24-2012]
Bill Inmon describes metaprocess information and explains its value for today's enterprises.

BI Benefits in Reach for SMBs, But Some Effort Required [Published: 09-25-2012]
Successful BI for small and midsize businesses isnít just about implementing software. They have work to do before deployments to make sure systems will be readily adopted and produce valid results. (This article was included in a recent issue of our BI Trends + Strategies e-zine.) login required

Predictive Analytics: Classification Using Decision Trees [Published: 09-27-2012]
In this article, David Loshin explains an analysis technique for predictive analytics.