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Closing Out 2015: Let’s Talk Data Governance, More Ecosystem Support, Azure HDInsight Deployment and a Cool New Spark Connector

by Andrew Brust on November 25, 2015
Version 5.11 of Datameer is here, and it’s a big release. Each new feature is impressive on its own, but when you consider all of them together, we’re closing out 2015 with a bang. We’re delivering... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Ben Fu Shares Some Entrepreneurial Advice

by Stefan Groschupf on November 24, 2015
Ben has seen first-hand common mistakes committed by entrepreneurs trying to break into the enterprise technology space. So, I thought I’d ask him about it. What are your lessons learned or advice? Previous Episodes Episode 1 Episode 2... Read more →

2015 Growth Excellence Leader in Global Big Data Analytics

by Sancha Norris on November 23, 2015
It’s not every day that you win an award, so we are super excited to announce Frost & Sullivan has selected Datameer the leader in Growth Excellence Leadership in the Global Big Data Analytics industry. Frost... Read more →

Priceline.com Negotiates Big Data with Datameer!

by Monique Sherman on November 18, 2015
You know what they say about the Negotiator… he gets hotel deals that nobody else can get, because “he knows a guy.” Actually, he seems to know a lot of guys all over the world, over... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Ben Fu Gives a Blueprint for Entrepreneurs in the Enterprise Space

by Stefan Groschupf on November 17, 2015
I don’t want to date myself but I will say I’ve been an entrepreneur for many years. I’ve compiled a number of “do’s” and “don’ts” over the years and I think Ben sums a few of them up nicely. For entrepreneurs... Read more →

Kelley Blue Book + Datameer

by Monique Sherman on November 12, 2015
Kelley Blue Book, the vehicle valuation and automotive research company, found it hard to work with the massive amount of complex data they were accruing – it took 6-7 months just to answer the question of... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: How do YOU see the Big Data Market? An Investor Shares

by Stefan Groschupf on November 11, 2015
IDC just released a report that forecasts that the worldwide big data technology and services market will reach about $48.6 billion in 2019. There is a lot going on, which Ben Fu points out in his high-level... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: How Does Next World Capital Approach the Market?

by Stefan Groschupf on November 3, 2015
Ever wonder how investment companies approach the market? Our board member and NWC general partner, Ben Fu, shared some great insight. While they’ve only been around since 2009, they have a pretty good recipe for success... Read more →
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A Tsunami on the RDARR: BCBS 239’s Impact on the Big Data Lake

by Jason Demby on October 29, 2015
** In a previous post, we discussed the impact of financial services compliance on big data architectures. There may be no better example than BCBS 239.** A tremor was felt far offshore in January 2013 when... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: A Sneak Peak into Investor, Ben Fu’s Technical Background

by Stefan Groschupf on October 27, 2015
Ben Fu, Next World Capital general partner and one of our board members, stopped by to record with us. Over a cold Belgian Hoegaarden, he talked about his background in engineering — he even wrote his... Read more →
Top 5 Requirements to Make Big Data Work for You and Me

Top 5 Requirements to Make Big Data Work for You and Me

by Sancha Norris on October 22, 2015
I was excited to join Datameer recently as Director of Product Marketing because I believe in its vision—to make big data analytics available for everyone. Now, anyone who makes such claims should be greeted with a... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Anil Chakravarthy Diagrams the Big Data Ecosystem

by Stefan Groschupf on October 19, 2015
Our last installment of Big Data & Brews with Anil touches on a cool topic. Of course, I like that we get to use the chalkboard but we also had a chance to break down how Informatica sees... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews from Strata New York 2015: Tony Baer on Big Data in the Cloud

by Andrew Brust on October 13, 2015
In the second episode of Big Data & Brews, live from Strata New York, Ovum principal analyst Tony Baer and I discuss recent announcements around big data in the cloud. Google, Amazon, Microsoft… there was plenty... Read more →
Data Informed

Making Hadoop Ready for Enterprise Prime Time

by Raghu Thiagarajan on October 8, 2015
**This article originally posted on Data Informed** There is no doubt that Hadoop excels as the leading software framework for distributed storage and processing of big data. This has been made clear by the success of... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews from Strata NY 2015: Tony Baer on Spark in the Hadoop Ecosystem

by Andrew Brust on October 6, 2015
It’s been exciting to kick off our first Big Data & Brews East Coast at Strata + Hadoop World New York! Not only that, but I had the opportunity to meet with my good friend Tony... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Anil Chakravarthy & How Consumer Tech Will Influence Enterprise Tech

by Stefan Groschupf on September 29, 2015
If the sky was the limit and we had unlimited storage and compute, what would the future of the data world look like? In part 4 of my interview with Informatica, acting CEO, Anil Chakravarthy, says we’re already seeing... Read more →

Welcome, Microsoft!

by Stefan Groschupf on September 28, 2015
It’s exciting collaborating with a company that established one of the most well known industry standards in software. Microsoft Excel has transformed the way people work with basic number crunching and now boasts over 750 million... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Informatica on Database Schemas

by Stefan Groschupf on September 22, 2015
My chat with Informatica’s Anil Chakravarthy touched on the subject of database schemas, ETL and dynamic mapping. With the growing number of data sources and complexity, Anil argues that a purely static schema has only limited use... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Part II on Data Security with Informatica

by Stefan Groschupf on September 15, 2015
Informatica’s Anil Chakravarthy and I continue our conversation around data security, this time discussing how risk management is a perfect example of  a data-driven exercise. He elaborates that in the past it was either driven by human... Read more →

How Pinsight Media+ Democratized Data Access with Datameer

by Monique Sherman on September 11, 2015
“Make data matter.” This is the mission, both internal and external, of Pinsight Media+. It’s an ongoing reality that many companies are finding themselves in possession of a wealth of data. Pinsight Media+, a subsidiary of... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Informatica Talks Security

by Stefan Groschupf on September 8, 2015
I’m extremely excited to return from our hiatus with a new interview with Informatica’s Acting CEO, Anil Chakravarthy. He has over 15 years of experience in security and given the importance of big data governance, I thought he was the... Read more →
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Favorite Feature: Data-Driven Scheduling

by Renee Evans-Grant on August 31, 2015
If you are working with data that updates periodically and don’t want the hassle of having to remember to run your workbook every time your datasource updates then you will appreciate this feature. Let’s face it,... Read more →
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Time to Celebrate the The Next Stage of Our Journey

by Stefan Groschupf on August 18, 2015
A lot goes into creating a company and a lot more goes into creating a company that endures. There are long days and even longer nights, hiccups along the way, and a sense of trust that can... Read more →
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The State of Hadoop: What’s Next?

by Stefan Groschupf on August 17, 2015
**This post originally published on InsideBigData** Everybody wants a piece of the big data pie – particularly Hadoop. Startups are popping up left and right in attempt to be a part of the Hadoop action and... Read more →

Riding the Waves of Financial Services Compliance on the Big Data Lake

by Jason Demby on July 29, 2015
In today’s financial services industry, the pendulum continues to swing further in the direction of lower risk and higher regulation, making it harder than ever to increase profit margins. Dodd-Frank has taken banks out of higher-risk,... Read more →

Hadoop Standardization Is Essential For Industry Growth

by Stefan Groschupf on July 27, 2015
**This post first appeared on TechCrunch** There’s no doubt that as data grows, Hadoop has proven to be the platform of choice for big data. According to Allied Market Research, the Hadoop market is worth an estimated... Read more →

Cox Automotive Accelerates Discovery with Datameer

by Monique Sherman on July 21, 2015
When Cox Automotive was formed, one of their biggest pillars for success was leveraging all of the data they had across their 22 brands. Just Kelley Blue Book and AutoTrader alone see roughly 36 million visitors... Read more →

Introducing Datameer Multi-Channel Marketing Analytics Application

by Azita Martin on June 24, 2015
Today more than ever, companies rely on marketing organizations as key agents for customer acquisition. In fact, according to Forrester, 60% of the buying decision is made before a prospect talks to a sales rep. For... Read more →
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Top 3 Big Data Pain Points for Energy Companies

by Matt Boone on June 10, 2015
I recently came across this great article that shares how Shell is using big data analytics to improve oil well efficiency. Having worked with Energy companies, (primarily Upstream and Midstream) the last 15 years, I’m acutely aware of... Read more →
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Introducing Datameer Big Data Governance… and Why it Matters

by Andrew Brust on June 2, 2015
Recently, I wrote a post for ZDNet called “Why Hadoop is hard, and how to make it easier” in which I addressed the results of a Gartner survey of its customers on Hadoop adoption, and Gartner’s... Read more →
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Big Data Analytics: The Force Behind the Next Internet of Things Wave

by Stefan Groschupf on May 29, 2015
As the Internet of Things (IoT) hits full throttle, it’s easy to talk about how new technologies are improving every day life. For years people have imagined a world where smart machines understand what’s happening around... Read more →

Data is Personal

by Frances Angulo on May 15, 2015
Anxiety is a chameleon. On my best friend, it looks like agoraphobia. On my ex-girlfriend, it looked like depression. And in 2012, I looked in the mirror and realized that on me, it looked like hypochondria.... Read more →

Understand Your Customer Interactions Across All Channels

by Azita Martin on April 30, 2015
**This post originally appeared on Data Informed** Customers interact with companies through multiple channels, including CRM, digital ads, email campaigns, website, social media, and mobile applications. Yet most digital and marketing teams continue to analyze customer... Read more →

Big Data Analytics Can Prevent Healthcare Fraud. Here’s How.

by Stefan Groschupf on April 8, 2015
**This post originally appeared on VentureBeat** Catching and preventing health care fraud is more important than ever. The industry has undergone massive transformations with breakthroughs like the adoption of online health records, remote patient care and... Read more →

How is Datameer different than [insert your favorite BI tool here]?

by Chris Larot on April 2, 2015
I’m constantly speaking with people about who we are, what we do and, of course, how we do it. One of the questions that seems to come up in most of my conversations is, “How is... Read more →

Datameer + Bigstep: Big Data Analytics for Your Department Now, Not in Months

by Susan O'Brien on March 30, 2015
Here’s the problem. Businesses understand that unless they want to get left behind, they need to get started finding value in their big data right now. And “right now” means they can’t just sit around waiting... Read more →

Tableau Integration: One Click Magic

by Matt Schumpert on March 18, 2015
We’ve always aimed to be a good citizen in the workflow of a business analyst. We purposely built an open architecture so that we can easily augment our product to address customer feedback, or adapt to... Read more →

Thanks For Everything, Joe

by Stefan Groschupf on March 13, 2015
With great sadness, a heavy heart and many tears I have to inform you that our good friend and colleague Joe Nicholson has passed away. He fought the good fight until the very end trying to... Read more →

Your Big Data Architecture Matters A Lot. Here’s Why.

by Susan O'Brien on March 11, 2015
Architecture really matters when it comes to big data. It matters when it comes to getting the most out of the platform today, and more importantly it matters in terms of not locking yourself into certain decisions... Read more →

How We’re Measuring Ourselves to Better Health

by Stefan Groschupf on February 28, 2015
**This post originally published on Entrepreneur.com** If you can measure it, you can improve it. Thanks to the explosion in smart devices, consumers are measuring and monitoring all aspects of their lives, giving them new ways... Read more →

Real World Big Data Use Cases: Understanding Customer Interactions [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Monique Sherman on February 20, 2015
Big data is the new Kale (at least, how Kale is now the hot new veggie on every menu of every hot new restaurant in San Francisco). There’s an awful lot of talk swirling around about... Read more →

Welcome to Big Data Analytics as a Service: BDAaaS ;)

by Kenneth Jakobsen on February 10, 2015
The other day I read this phenomenal article from McKinsey about the dawn of marketing’s golden age. It talks about how CMO’s today are faced with massive challenges thanks to the explosion of data from mobile, social and... Read more →

What Will Happen in Big Data in 2015? My Data-Driven Predictions.

by Stefan Groschupf on February 6, 2015
What good is a prediction if its not based on data? When I look at our own internal data and the larger big data market in 2014, there are a few interesting trends that emerged that... Read more →

Why You’re Thinking About Big Data All Wrong: A Perspective

by Frances Angulo on January 20, 2015
We get it. It’s getting cheaper and cheaper to process data over ‘loads of nodes’. Big data isn’t just for big companies any more. Big data isn’t that big. Big data, big data, big data, cluster,... Read more →

Is Your Big Data Architecture Future-Proof?

by Matt McManus on January 9, 2015
The only thing we can all be certain about the Hadoop ecosystem is that it is forever evolving. So, why would you ever invest in any big data solution that isn’t equipped to evolve right along... Read more →

Big Data and Hadoop in the News – 2014 Analysis

by Susan O'Brien on January 1, 2015
Just in case you doubted that Big Data & Hadoop were hotter than ever – here’s our annual analysis of how much they’re being written about, who is writing about them, and their biggest news days... Read more →

Wishing All of Our Customers Even More Success in 2015

by Wei Wang on December 18, 2014
One of the reasons why I really enjoy working at Datameer is that every day our customers show me new and innovative ways of how they tackle the big data challenge. As the end of 2014... Read more →

The Big Data Toolbox: Where Does Datameer Fit in the I.T. Ecosystem?

by John Carty on December 15, 2014
It’s a very common theme among enterprise I.T. customers: — “We have too many tools already” — “We have initiatives to reduce vendor footprint” — “How do your tools compare to / contrast with / complement... Read more →

Datameer Spreading Holiday Cheer

by SScarpino on December 11, 2014
We just picked up a great tree from the Delancey Street Foundation! Delancey Street is a national residential self-help organization for those who need to get back on their feet. This is an extra special tree... Read more →

Cash in on Big Data: How Leading Financial Services Use Big Data for a Competitive Advantage

by Azita Martin on December 9, 2014
Financial institutions are cashing in on big data! The most progressive companies in financial services are rapidly deploying big data analytics to yield big results around understanding customer behavior, preventing fraud and delivering more targeted advertisement.... Read more →
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