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December 2015 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Data Warehousing Automation Adoption Becoming Mainstream [Published: 12-04-2015]
Mark Budzinski, president of WhereScape, is interviewed by Wayne Eckerson, founder and director of consulting at Eckerson Group. Wayne and Mark discuss data warehouse automation, a contemporary approach to building and managing data warehouses of all types.

Reaping the Benefits of a 20-Year Partnership: Information Builders and Teradata [Published: 12-10-2015]
Tom Villani, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Business Development at Information Builders, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Tom explains how Information Builders addresses the four major issues companies face as identified in the 2015 Information Week CIO study. He describes Information Builders self-service dashboard application environment for non-technical users. Tom also talks about how Teradata users benefit from Information Builders end-to-end capabilities, their 20-year partnership with Teradata, the fact that it is easy to work with Information Builders, and the longevity and sustenance Information Builders brings to the table.

Overcoming Barriers to Analytics Adoption [Published: 12-11-2015]
Blake Johnson, Consulting Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Blake enumerates the key findings of his recent studies focused on analytics adoption. He describes the importance of enabling senior business executives to drive analytics implementations.

Big Data Analytics: Why Community Matters [Published: 12-16-2015]
Amy Krishnamohan, senior product marketing manager for Teradata, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Revealing that only 1% of IoT data is currently being analyzed, Amy explains how the Teradata Aster Community provides a place for people to learn and share how they apply big data analytics in their business processes.

Teradata Listener for Streaming Data [Published: 12-16-2015]
Dan Graham, director of technical marketing at Teradata, and Wayne Eckerson, founder and principal consultant at Eckerson Group, discuss streaming data and Teradata's new product for that data.

Reaping the Benefits of Big Data – New Organizational Approach [Published: 12-17-2015]
Nancy Williams, vice president of DecisionPath Consulting, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Nancy relates how processes and organizations have not kept up with big data technology and what needs to be done to overcome this problem in order to reap the benefits of big data.

Operationalizing Predictive Analytics [Published: 12-21-2015]
Bill Jacobs, director of product management for analytics at Microsoft, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent analyst and consultant specializing in big data and analytics. Bill and Phil discuss Microsoft’s acquisition of Revolution Analytics, and they look at the major trends affecting predictive analytics, particularly the fact that use of the R language is rapidly increasing, the timely operationalization of big data predictive analytics, and citizen data scientists.

The Gold Rush: SQL on Hadoop [Published: 12-22-2015]
Krish Krishnan, founder and principal with Sixth Sense Advisors, is interviewed by Phil Bowermaster, independent analyst and consultant specializing in big data and analytics. They discuss SQL on Hadoop, and Krish explains why it is currently a big source of discussion in the Hadoop world.

Agility and Flexibility Required to Build and Maintain Data Warehouses [Published: 12-23-2015]
Gertjan Vlug, Director of Compose at Attunity, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. They discuss Attunity’s acquisition of BIReady, which is now known as Attunity Compose, and the benefits of the model-driven approach to data warehousing, not only for building a data warehouse but also for maintaining it.

Alation: A Catalog for Your Data Assets [Published: 12-28-2015]
Satyen Sangani, CEO of Alation, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Satyen provides an overview of Alation and their product that he likens to a data catalog and explains the unique benefits their product provides to their customers. He also discusses their relationship with Teradata.

Search-Driven Analytics for Non-Technical Business People [Published: 12-29-2015]
Scott Holden, vice president of marketing for ThoughtSpot, is interviewed by Ron Powell, independent analyst and industry expert focused on big data, business intelligence and data warehousing. Scott provides an overview of ThoughtSpot and explains that they have built a simple search interface that has a lot of sophistication under the hood. With this product, the average person is able to analyze massive amounts of data and get answers back in seconds. He also explains how Teradata customers are using ThoughtSpot to open their data to non-technical business people.

Sharing Big Data Insights: Easy-to-Use Analytic Tools for Publishing Interactive Web Apps and Reproducible Research [Published: 12-30-2015]
Nathan Stephens, director of solutions engineering at RStudio, is interviewed by Wayne Eckerson of Eckerson Group, a research and consulting firm focused on business intelligence and analytics. Nathan provides an overview of RStudio and its products for R.