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October 2014 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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The Power of HANA and Hadoop: A Q&A with John Schitka of SAP [Published: 10-01-2014]
SAP Article: The benefits of the combination of SAP HANA and Hadoop are explained by John Schitka in this interview with Ron Powell, independent analyst/consultant.

Benefits of Advancements in Teradata Optimizer [Published: 10-27-2014]
Alison Torres, director of the Teradata Labs customer briefing team, is interviewed by John Myers , managing research director for business intelligence and data warehousing at Enterprise Management Associates. John and Alison discuss changes to Teradata Optimizer over the last four or five releases and how these advances benefit the customers in statistics, advance workload management fair share priority scheduling, hybrid columnar for vertical storage, geospatial and 3-D, temporal data, query rewrite and much more.

Big Data Analytics for Healthcare: A Q&A with Lance Speck of Actian [Published: 10-28-2014]
Lance Speck, general manager of the healthcare division at Actian, talks with Ron Powell, independent consultant/analyst and BeyeNETWORK expert, about why healthcare organizations should be adopting big data analytics and explains the benefits of doing so.

Insurance Industry Customer Acquisition, Retention and Personalized Communications [Published: 10-30-2014]
Georges Prouty, senior industry consultant in insurance and financial services with Teradata, and Tracy Spadola, insurance practice lead with Teradata, are interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent consultant and analyst specializing in big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Georges, Tracy and Ron talk about what is driving insurance companies to become more personalized and customer focused. They also explain how Teradata is helping insurers become more customer-centric.

Democratizing Analytic Data Discovery [Published: 10-31-2014]
Michael Hiskey, chief product evangelist for analytics for MicroStrategy, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and consultant focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Michael explains to Ron what MicroStrategy offerings provide the balance companies need to reach and democratize their analytics solutions without putting data at risk. The importance of agility in today's business world is also discussed.