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White Paper

BI, Built to Order, On-demand: Automating data warehouse delivery

January 2015 Sponsored by WhereScape Download pdf Three key ways in which data warehouse automation changes the design, development and ongoing maintenance of data warehouses and marts. First, how automation addresses the old conundrum of delivering consistent, quality data in the timeframe demanded by modern business needs. Second, how streamlining the overall process provides a single repository of metadata and integrated tooling to speed and simplify development. Third, how business and IT can truly collaborate in delivering business solutions.  […]

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The Emergent Operational/Informational World: An examination of the emerging importance of HTAP

November 2014 Sponsored by NuoDB Inc. Download pdf We explain how and why the current layered DW architecture developed and examine why today’s business imperatives of speedy decision making and data driven action taking demand a new operational/informational approach. This environment, also called HTAP (hybrid transaction/analytical processing), needs a combination of in-memory operation and novel database techniques to enable simultaneous read/write and long-read activities on the same data.  […]

By | November 30th, 2014|White Paper|0 Comments

Data warehouse automation for Banking and Financial Services: Driving speed and agility with Kalido

October 2014 Sponsored by Kalido Inc. Download pdf This paper examines four use-case-based business needs in banks and financial institutions that demand increasing speed, agility and business-IT collaboration in today’s market conditions. In each of these areas–reporting, risk management, customer profitability and responsive decision making–we examine the business challenges, prior and current implementation problems, and the answers offered by data warehouse automation.  […]

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Putting Data in Business Context: The Value and Virtue of a Business Directory

September 2014 Sponsored by Cisco Download pdf In this paper, we explore the evolution of metadata to context-setting information and describe the Business Directory in which it is stored, managed and made available to business users. We propose the adaptive decision cycle as a model to bridge from discovery and exploration to production and governance. Finally, we offers an emerging vision of sandboxing as an environment where data can be reunited with the context needed both for informed innovation and optimized production.  […]

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Analytics–adaptive, accelerated, and available: Real value delivered through IBM Business Analytics

June 2014 Sponsored by International Business Machines Download pdf By describing seven real customer implementations across four industries, this paper steps beyond marketing hype around analytics and provides compelling evidence of what it can deliver in actual implementations. To differing degrees, these implementations show triple-A characteristics required of analytics today to create business value: adaptive decisions and accelerated action based on all available information delivered via the optimal technology.  […]

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Demystifying big data analytics

April 2014 Compliments of Platfora Inc. Download pdf Big data analytics is an essential tool in understanding and driving today’s combined online and physical business world. However, there exists considerable confusion about how traditional business data (e.g. POS, inventory, shipping, etc.) can be combined with modern digital data sources. Add the reality of a still evolving technological environment, and the outcome is confusion for many aspiring analysts. The aim of this paper is to demystify the situation.  […]

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Untangling the Internet of Things: Driving Value with Treasure Data

February 2014 Sponsored by Treasure Data Inc. Download pdf Although much of the popular market attention has focused on the devices on the Internet of Things, the real monetary value emerges from the business’ ability to effectively use the data they generate and on IT’s skill at capturing, storing and managing it. This paper explores the uses and challenges of the Internet of Things, drawing on examples of business use cases, and positions the data processing needs in the context of traditional data warehousing, big data and cloud computing. It also describes a new managed service cloud offering, Treasure Data, which is structured rather like a traditional three-stage data warehouse.  […]

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Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data in 2013 An EMA and 9sight White Paper

November 2014 Multiple sponsors Download pdf The second annual EMA / 9sight Big Data online survey addressed 259 business intelligence and data management professionals, including almost 600 projects, and was designed to identify the key trends surrounding the adoption, expectations and challenges connected to Big Data. This report summarizes the findings.  […]

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Unlocking Machine-Generated Data: Bridging the Structure Chasm between Hadoop and Relational

September 2013 Sponsored by Teradata Corporation Download pdf Collecting and using machine-generated data as name-value pairs is often seen as demanding Hadoop or other NoSQL tools. This paper shows how it can be effectively done in a relational database, based on work done at eBay.  […]

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Operational Analytics from A to Z: An integrated platform for enterprise analytics of all sizes

May 2013 Sponsored by International Business Machines Download pdf Operational analytics has become a mandatory competence for modern business. This paper outlines the business value and technological foundations of operational analytics in a manner that is accessible to the business-savvy IT professional and the computer-aware business manager. A well-integrated, highly cohesive and easily extensible platform to enable operational analytics is defined and shown to be an evolution of well-tried and tested data warehouse technologies. […]

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