Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
For companies looking to build their own cloud storage infrastructure, including enterprise IT organizations and cloud service providers or cloud hosting providers, the decision to use cloud and cloud storage for the delivery of IT services is best made by starting with the knowledge and experience gained from previous work. This white paper gathers into one place the essentials of a scale-out storage reference architecture coupled with a real world example from the Cloudian support organization that is using the Cloudian HyperStore appliances and the Hortwonworks Hadoop Data Platform to analyze Big Data logs and troubleshoot customer issues.
This paper discusses the role of the QlikView Business Discovery platform as the foremost user-friendly analytics platform accompanying a Big Data solution. It is written for IT professionals and business leaders who are trying to understand how to gain the most leverage from a Big Data implementation by providing an analytics layer that can both access the data and make it relevant and accessible to the business users in an organization.
Data centers face financial pressure as server-side compute cycles grow while space, power, and funds continue to be limited. Increased demand for compute capacity comes from growth in mobile devices, big data and analytics, cloud computing, media consumption, hosted desktops, and more. Data center managers find themselves maxed out on storage, power, cooling, space, storage, and compute capacity. Even with virtualization, there is a capacity limit to existing resources. Building more facilities is an option, but the emerging technology of ultra-dense computing offers a more compelling financial alternative for many common workloads.
Customer demands have led to recent changes in the data warehouse market. As a result, companies and departments of all types and sizes can leverage advanced data warehouse solutions to facilitate effective use of innovative business analytics and support of various mission-critical business intelligence initiatives.
Without access to a mix of capabilities such as business intelligence, performance management, data quality, extensibility, analytics, location intelligence, and SaaS, organizations will be hard-pressed to optimize efficiency, performance, and the bottom line. The right partnership will drive new revenue and solutions for organizations of all sizes.
Published By: AccelOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2013
Companies rely on the data center and IT to provide mission-critical services, like email, Web, and voice. However, assuring service delivery and reliability becomes increasingly difficult as growth in data center virtualization, remote access, cloud-based
applications, and outsourced service technologies fuel operational complexity. To improve service reliability, organizations must be able to see and manage all aspects of
performance, availability, and security related to that service.
Find out how the combination of discovery, data aggregation, correlation, out-of-the-box analytics, data management, and reporting can yield a single pane of glass into data center and IT operations and services.
Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
Forward-looking organizations are looking to next-generation all-flash storage platforms to eliminate storage cost and performance barriers. Advancements in all-flash technology have led to remarkable priceperformance improvements in recent years. The latest all-flash solutions from HPE deliver breakthrough economics, speed and simplicity, while improving availability and data durability. All-flash storage can help you reduce TCO and boost the performance of traditional applications as well as accelerate the rollout of new initiatives like IoT, big data and analytics. But moving data to a new storage architecture introduces a variety of organizational and technical challenges.
Ask the average business user what they know about Business Intelligence (BI)
and data analytics, and most will claim to understand the concepts. Few, however,
will profess to know how analytics works or to have the skills needed to put it
into practice. Despite being knowledgeable about their industry and experienced
in running their organizations, the majority of business users lack expertise in
analytics and visualization techniques—but that doesn’t stop them from wanting
to have a go.
This situation has led to ease of use and accessibility becoming the main focus
for recent updates from all the leading BI vendors—but making tools easier and
more widely accessible is only part of the answer.
A better approach is to work both sides of the gap. To make tools that can
empower business users to discover and unlock value in their data—and that
extend capabilities for experts, so they can share the analytics workload, improve
efficiency, and focus on higher level work.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Providing all employees with easy, timely access to information is critical in today’s
business landscape. Discover how a cloud-based system gives you a single source of truth, across the
entire business, so you get data that’s trustworthy, actionable, and available in real time.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
Today, big data is everywhere. But only companies that know how to realize its true potential are gaining the competitive edge. Join HBR and Eric Siegel, author of Predictive Analytics: Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, to learn how you can transform data into insight, predict the future, and win.
HotSchedules is a technology company that streamlines several aspects of running a business in the service industry. The sales team at HotSchedules had been using Salesforce for several years, but they were spending a lot of time on data entry and other manual tasks. They needed a way to simplify recordkeeping so they could spend more time talking to prospects. The HotSchedules sales team is taking advantage of the full suite of features in Groove to enhance their sales operations at every turn — from Salesforce integration to multi-step campaigns to analytics. Let’s take a look.
IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration helps tackle the challenges presented by big data. It delivers analytics at the speed of thought, always-available transactions, future-proof versatility, disaster recovery and streamlined ease-of-use to unlock the value of data.
"The appearance of your reports and dashboards – the actual visual appearance of your data analysis -- is important. An ugly or confusing report may be dismissed, even though it contains valuable insights about your data. Cognos Analytics has a long track record of high quality analytic insight, and now, we added a lot of new capabilities designed to help even novice users quickly and easily produce great-looking and consumable reports you can trust.
Watch this webinar to learn:
• How you can more effectively communicate with data.
• What constitutes an intuitive and highly navigable report
• How take advantage of some of the new capabilities in Cognos Analytics to create reports that are more compelling and understandable in less time.
• Some of the new and exciting capabilities coming to Cognos Analytics in 2018 (hint: more intelligent capabilities with enhancements to Natural Language Processing, data discovery and Machine Learning)."
"Today’s business users want to use all types of data to create compelling, shareable visualizations. But charts and graphs alone may not convey all the information, especially when they are part of a complex series. An audience can best understand analytic results when those results tell a story that connects all the pieces together. The right visuals can also reinforce the lessons buried in the data.
Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use IBM Cognos Analytics to:
· Create the important elements of a good story
· Put the data in context
· Select the best type of ch
"What would you do if you didn’t have to rely on disparate analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users while following the rules of IT?
View this 'Charting Your Analytical Future' webinar to learn about a world of innovation and independence for users that does not limit the confidence and controls of IT.
With the cognitive-guided self-service features available in IBM business analytics solutions, more users than ever before can get the answers they need. Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can:
* Benefit from advanced analytics without the complexity
* Operationalize insights and dashboards from a collection of trusted data sources
* Tell your story with rich visualizations and geospati
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Most organizations today lack access to company-wide analytics and data. And it’s a problem.
To make smart and timely business decisions, it’s important that your organization can get to the real data that matters, and do it fast.
Read the CIO.com report to learn:
•The importance of having a single source of truth across your entire business
•How a cloud-based system provides data you can trust
•Why you need actionable, real-time data to drive decision-making
Data and analytics have become an indispensable part of gaining and keeping a competitive edge. But many legacy data warehouses introduce a new challenge for organizations trying to manage large data sets: only a fraction of their data is ever made available for analysis. We call this the “dark data” problem: companies know there is value in the data they collected, but their existing data warehouse is too complex, too slow, and just too expensive to use. A modern data warehouse is designed to support rapid data growth and interactive analytics over a variety of relational, non-relational, and streaming data types leveraging a single, easy-to-use interface. It provides a common architectural platform for leveraging new big data technologies to existing data warehouse methods, thereby enabling organizations to derive deeper business insights.
Key elements of a modern data warehouse:
• Data ingestion: take advantage of relational, non-relational, and streaming data sources
• Federated q
Published By: Mindfire
Published Date: May 07, 2010
In this report, results from well over 650 real-life cross-media marketing campaigns across 27 vertical markets are analyzed and compared to industry benchmarks for response rates of static direct mail campaigns, to provide a solid base of actual performance data and information.
Big data and analytics is a rapidly expanding field of information technology. Big data incorporates technologies and practices designed to support the collection, storage, and management of a wide variety of data types that are produced at ever increasing rates. Analytics combine statistics, machine learning, and data preprocessing in order to extract valuable information and insights from big data.
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.