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3 Ways Data Can Drastically Improve Your Customer Service AND Decrease Costs

by John Morrell on April 26, 2016
While most believe we’ll avoid another recession, companies remain challenged to “do more with less.” At the same time, customers are increasingly expecting more. More self-service, more immediate response times, more bang for the buck. The good... Read more →

3 Ways to Make Product Management More Data-Driven

by Frank Henze on April 21, 2016
There are lots of product management and engineering teams that use the SCRUM methodology for agile development. At Datameer, we have small, self-sufficient, independent teams across the globe that each own a certain component of a... Read more →

Streaming Analytics Explained

by Andrew Brust on April 14, 2016
**This post originally appeared on Dataconomy.** In the big-data era, businesses yearn to be data-driven in their decision making processes. Rather than act on hunch, they’d prefer to observe and measure, then make decisions accordingly. That’s... Read more →
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The 3 Must-Haves for Securing Your Big Data in the Cloud

by John Morrell on April 6, 2016
There’s a lot of talk in the market about how SaaS Big Data analytics solutions are “the next big thing”. Bernard Marr’s article in Forbes offers a detailed explanation of what it is and how leading... Read more →

Special Edition at Strata+Hadoop World 2016: What Apache Arrow is Bringing to the Big Data Game

by Andrew Brust on April 5, 2016
We just wrapped up our special edition of Big Data & Brews at this year’s Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose. And, while the beer may have been lacking (it was a little too early in the... Read more →

3 Ways Telcos Use Big Data to Amplify Customer Experience

by Vianney Martinez on April 1, 2016
**This article originally appeared on RCRWireless** Data is king. Companies like Google and Facebook operate on this basis and virtually every business decision stems from what data says about their customers and how they interact with... Read more →
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When it Comes to Big Data, What Does SaaS Really Mean, and Who Should Use it?

by John Morrell on March 25, 2016
Suddenly, the Cloud has become a hot topic in the analytics software world and in particular big data analytics. Vendors are introducing new products they call “analytics-as-a-service” or “big-data-analytics-as-a-service” (the latter an acronym that is similar... Read more →
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Datameer Cloud: Self-Service Big Data analytics, powered by Microsoft technology

by Andrew Brust on March 16, 2016
For almost five years now, the Business Intelligence (BI) and big data worlds have faced an impasse – one that has both slowed potential adoption of big data technology and, likely, confounded users. The power and... Read more →

Don’t Dread Data Ethics And Governance

by Andrew Brust on March 10, 2016
**This post originally appeared on TechCrunch** Data ethics is a subject our industry has largely ignored, avoided and failed to acknowledge as important. This neglect is almost certainly caused by fear — fear that examining the... Read more →
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How Apache Kafka Works and Why

by Stefan Groschupf on March 1, 2016
I’m sure many of you know Jay Kreps, the guy that developed Kafka. Considering how well known it is now, it’s funny to hear Jay say that at first it wasn’t a popular open-source project. There were only... Read more →

More Money Spent on Less Money Laundered: The AML Big Data Story

by Jason Demby on February 25, 2016
**This article originally published on FinanceMagnates.com** For some of you, AML/KYC/CTF/FCPA looks and sounds like a foreign alphabet soup of acronyms introduced to distract you from the main purpose of this article. For others who work for regulated... Read more →
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Three Things I Learned About the Syrian Refugee Crisis by Analyzing Public Data

by Sokhna Vor on February 12, 2016
Did you know that the total number of Syrian refugees during the current crisis in Syria is 30X more than the past four decades of refugees combined? This is one of many insights I was able... Read more →
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Gartner Validates Evolution of Business Intelligence and Analytics

by Susan O'Brien on February 4, 2016
Yesterday, Gartner put out a press release with their forecast that the worldwide BI and Analytics market is forecast to reach a staggering $16.9 Billion in 2016. But perhaps more importantly, in that same release, Gartner underscored and... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: How the Formation of the Universe Ties into Big Data

by Stefan Groschupf on February 2, 2016
Vijay Narayanan leads the algorithms and data science efforts in the Information Management and Machine Learning group in Microsoft. But, that’s not how he got his start in big data analytics. It also wasn’t his first... Read more →
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What Makes a Great Company? Let’s Talk Information Flow

by Stefan Groschupf on January 28, 2016
**This post originally published on VentureBeat.com** A lot goes into creating a company, and a lot more goes into creating a great company that endures. The difference between the two comes down to one thing: investing... Read more →
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4 Key Personas for a Successful and Powerful Team

by Frank Henze on January 21, 2016
**This post originally appeared on The Business Journals** Leaders constantly try to create the perfect combination of group dynamics for successful teams and finding just the right mix of people has become a blending of art... Read more →
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Big Data & Hadoop In The News – 2015 Analysis

by Susan O'Brien on January 14, 2016
Another year has flown by, and the chatter about big data… decreased? According to the data from tech news tracking company, TechNews.IO, the number of articles that mentioned “big data” actually decreased for the first time in the... Read more →

Big Data & Brews: How the Study of Neurons Relates to Big Data & Gamification

by Stefan Groschupf on January 12, 2016
New year, new Big Data & Brews format. We thought we’d satiate your thirst by posting all of our episodes with each guest together on a monthly basis. This time, tune in to my conversation with Dr. Michael... Read more →

Big Data & Brews: Ben Fu Flips the Script

by Stefan Groschupf on January 5, 2016
Oh, how the tables have turned. I got a chance to answer a few of Ben’s questions and explain how I see applications fitting into the big data market, which Next World Capital sees as a $100B plus... Read more →
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Datameer 2015 Year in Review – Interactive Timeline, Top 5 Videos, and More

by Susan O'Brien on December 31, 2015
Just tuning in now, or looking for a refresher of what Datameer was up to in 2015? Well search no further because between this interactive timeline and our various top 5 lists, we’ve got you covered. Datameer Highlights from... Read more →

Big Data & Brews: Big Data Predictions from Splice Machine’s CEO

by Andrew Brust on December 29, 2015
With the end of the year coming to a close, are you surprised that I asked Monte what he thinks is in store for 2016? Check out our last episode with him to find out what he thinks... Read more →

Big Data & Brews: Monte Zweben on A.I. Applications

by Andrew Brust on December 22, 2015
How can we help bring about the “smart application”? It’s all about bridging the decision lag between OLTP and OLAP, according to Monte. Hear his explanation in episode 4 of our Big Data & Brews series with... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Monte Zweben Talks Spark

by Andrew Brust on December 15, 2015
Pretty much everyone has an opinion about Spark  versus MapReduce right now. What’s really cool though is that Monte was around when MapReduce was presented in its early days and has also kept a close eye... Read more →
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Favorite Feature Friday: Union Sheet

by Sokhna Vor on December 11, 2015
My favorite feature in Datameer is the ability to union multiple sheets from similar datasets into a single worksheet. If you are looking to find insights faster but have a problem with combining different files that have... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Monte Zweben on the Value of HBase

by Andrew Brust on December 8, 2015
In episode 2 with Monte, we dive into why Splice Machine runs on Apache HBase and how scale-out architectures for enterprises can mean the difference between hundreds of thousands of dollars for a large-scaled database versus... Read more →
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2016 Predictions for the Big Data Market

by Stefan Groschupf on December 7, 2015
Throughout the year I’ve weighed in with 2-3 minute videos on key trends and news in the big data market for our Big Data & Brews Perspective series. But it’s December now, which means its time... Read more →
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Big Data Governance: How to Crack the Code

by Kenneth Jakobsen on December 3, 2015
**This post originally published in the October 2015 special Big Data issue of CIO Review** Businesses are no longer pondering what big data is; instead they are asking what big data is doing for them, and... Read more →
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Big Data & Brews: Splice Machine’s Monte Zweben & the Next Gen of Operational Databases

by Andrew Brust on December 1, 2015
It’s not every day you get a former NASA AI specialist to stop by for a beer and to chat big data. But sometimes the stars align. Monte Zweben, co-founder and CEO of Splice Machine, shared his favorite California-brewed... Read more →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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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