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Analytics Cube And Beyond
  • April 14, 2016

Analytics Cube and Beyond

Big Data engineering has invented a seemingly endless supply of workaround solutions.  These are for both scalability and performance problems.  Ultimately, our approach to solving these problems dictates how sustainable they will be.  This post compares some modern best practices with pre-processing cube environments.  3 Ways A Hadoop Database Competes With Cube Analytics Software…

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An Analytical Mind: A Smart Interview With Peter Boncz On Vector Processing
  • September 5, 2014

An Analytical Mind: A Smart Interview with Peter Boncz on Vector Processing

Known as the Father of Vector Database Processing, Peter Boncz is the Senior Research Scientist at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Professor at VU University Amsterdam, and Chief Technical Advisor to Actian Corporation, the first company to assemble an end-to-end big data analytics platform that runs natively on Hadoop. He architected two breakthrough database…

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Never Underestimate The Importance Of Good Data Quality
  • September 2, 2014

Never underestimate the importance of good data quality

One of the things I talk to organizations about regularly when they’re trying to get their heads around big data and analytics is the importance of data quality before they start with analytics.  Here, I am reminded of the old database acronym of GIGO (garbage in, garbage out), and yet I am astounded by…

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The Evolution Of Data Integration With The Internet Of Things
  • August 4, 2014

The Evolution of Data Integration with the Internet of Things

Loraine Lawson, always does a wonderful job covering the world of integration, and this article that covers the integration challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. Besides big data, I see the IoT as one of the most interesting data integration challenges coming down the road. Perhaps it’s time…

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  • July 21, 2014

The Data Challenges of Telemetry

Telemetry is the automated communications process by which measurements are made and data collected at remote points.  The data is then transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring.  The word ‘telemetry’ is derived from Greek roots: tele = remote, and metron = measure. Telemetry is not a new concept, that’s for sure.  We’ve been watching…

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Emergence Of The Chief Data Officer Caffeinates Data Integration
  • July 14, 2014

Emergence of the Chief Data Officer Caffeinates Data Integration

We often watch new positions sprout up around emerging technology.  These days, we see new titles such as the chief cloud officer, and other titles that seem just as trendy.  However, the strategic use of data within many enterprises led those in charge to assign data management responsibility to one person; the chief data…

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Retail Begins To Understand Seamless Integration
  • July 2, 2014

Retail Begins to Understand Seamless Integration

It’s one thing to read about the use of data integration in a technology journal, but another thing altogether to see it in line-of-business publications.  That was the case when I read an article from Multi-Channel Merchant, which covered the business reasons for retailers to leverage data integration. “Modern software tools allow brick and…

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