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At Datameer, we’re obsessed with making data the most valuable asset in any organization. We believe that when people have unconstrained access to explore massive amounts of data at the speed of thought, they can make data-driven decisions that can wholly impact the future of any business.


Guest post by Philip Gilligan, Sand Hill East LLP

We have seen an extraordinary array of regulations in the last 8 to 10 years, globally as well as specifically in the US and EU. Starting with the US Dodd Frank Act during the great recession, it continued in Europe with a series of regulations, most recently around data privacy and protection concerns in the form of GDPR.

Bring Big Data Into Your Business Intelligence Village

Jeff Weidner is a Big Data Practitioner and partner of JW Analytical Advisors. He has decades of experience being a trusted advisor towards transforming data into actionable insights. Applying Business Intelligence and behavioral statistical analysis to a variety of situations including Digital Marketing Intelligence his innovative approaches are tempered by his experience at Dell as Director of Marketing Information Governance.

Why It Pays to Bet Big on Big Data in Healthcare

The ability to analyze and understand large data sets has become a huge factor in how enterprises identify new opportunities and improve overall customer experience. But not only is big data changing the way businesses compete and operate, it’s also creating a significant impact in the healthcare industry.

Big Data and the Telecom Customer Service Experience

Like many industries, the telecom industry is facing challenges. With ubiquitous internet access to new services and extremely low switching costs, customers have more choices than ever. This may be great for customers—but it’s certainly not great for the communications industry, which has to handle rapid change and increasing competition.

More Thoughts on SQL on Hadoop

My colleague @KarenHsuMar recently wrote about considerations for SQL on Hadoop. In short, putting SQL on Hadoop really limits the innovation Hadoop brought to the table, and purchasing managers should beware.

AI’s Potential and Challenges

Hear from Andrew Brust, blogger at ZDNet and Datameer’s Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence, or skim through the transcripts to learn about AI’s potential today.

5 Big Data Challenges (Plus Free Resources to Help)

While most big data teams have similar goals, they often stall in different areas. These areas can range from deciding exactly what to do with the data to deciding how to provide more people with more access to data. But we’re here to help. Today, we’re going through the top five challenges that big data teams face, and how you can address them.

How open data can lead to better parking in San Francisco

If you have ever tried to park around the downtown area of San Francisco during work hours (or any big city for that matter), you’ll know what I am talking about: be prepared to circle around for hours. The good news is the city of San Francisco has released an API to monitor garage parking information on , among other things. In their own words : “SFpark works by collecting and distributing real-time information about where parking is available so drivers can quickly find open spaces.

The Role Big Data Will Play in AI’s Future

AI has been hyped up for ages. Remember the 60s, and Herbert Simon predicting, “machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do”? Well, we know how that turned out.

Five Highly Effective Approaches to Governance

It also creates an environment that makes data available to the right people, encourages trust around data and makes it easily discoverable. Good governance is crucial to a data-driven culture, and understanding its potential can be the launchpad for data-driven success and business transformation. But how do you achieve that?

What’s Needed for Data Governance Today?

Hear from Andrew Brust, blogger at ZDNet and Datameer’s Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence, or skim through the transcripts to learn about what’s needed for data governance in the modern world.

Challenges to Cyber Security & How Big Data Analytics Can Help

As the complexity of IT networks has grown, the inventiveness and sophistication of cyber security threats and attacks has grown just as quickly. Some sobering stats: