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    by John Morrell on September 21, 2016

    How to Discover, Align and Implement Data Analytics Success

    Those of us who have been in the industry for a few years (and yes, I’m showing my age here) remember the lessons learned from the early days of data warehousing. We recall the failed data...
    by Andrew Brust on September 14, 2016

    Big Data Maturity Is Here. What’s Next?

      Recently, I came across blog posts from two different analysts that caught my attention. Doug Henschen at Constellation Research penned a post titled “Democratize the Data Lake: Make Big Data Accessible.” And over at Forrester,...
    by John Morrell on September 6, 2016

    Six Ways to Create Better Customer Behavior Analytics

    We often hear about and see the different lifestyles the millennial generation leads. This group is a prime example of the influence of the digital age on lifestyle, including how people shop. The 2016 Deloitte study,...
    by Sokhna Vor on August 31, 2016

    Trump vs. Clinton: The Surprising Results I Discovered From Data

      In an election, personal opinions matter to a great extent. When we make voting decisions, we often look to the viewpoints of others. These public viewpoints influence us one way or another. Increasingly, these opinions...
    by James Bolton on August 22, 2016

    Smart Data Discovery: How to Identify Multiple Correlation Coefficients With Datameer

    “Smart data discovery has the potential to expand access to sophisticated interactive analysis and insights to business consumers and nontraditional BI users — the approximately 70 percent of users in organizations that currently do not use...
    by Sherry Tiao on August 19, 2016

    Three Best Practices to Becoming IT Enabled With Modern BI

      As a Gartner recent report states, IT organizations must “shift from a control strategy to an influence strategy regarding IT and all things technology”. Basically, it’s time to think about decentralized IT. For many IT...
    Startups Using Big Data Against Bigger Companies
    by Sherry Tiao on August 11, 2016

    Supercharge Your Growth: How Startups Leverage Big Data to Succeed

    Did you know that 90 percent of startups ultimately fail? Overall, eight of out of 10 businesses will close their doors within the first 18 months. Fact is, most young companies will never survive past their...
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    by John Morrell on August 3, 2016

    Three Phases of the Big Data Journey

    According to Christina Kirby of Comcast in a recent blog post here: “Creating a data-driven culture and the accompanying shift in mindset is not a simple undertaking. This is particularly true for companies that were not built with...
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    by Andrew Brust on July 29, 2016

    My Big (Fat) Data Governance Rant

        I recently came across a blog post from Cindi Howson, a Research Vice President focused on BI and analytics at Gartner, “Using the BI and Analytics MQ to Modernize and Select the Right Tool.”...
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    by John Morrell on July 26, 2016

    How Financial Services Firms Use Big Data to Acquire, Engage and Retain Customers

      Outside of regulatory compliance, the biggest challenge facing financial services firms is the competition for customers. An article from the Banking Administration Institute (BAI) validated this trend, citing “removing friction from the customer journey” as...
    Risk, Compliance & Big Data
    by Jason Demby on July 19, 2016

    What is Operational Risk & How Can Big Data Help?

    Both regulatory and competitive drivers are encouraging financial institutions to take a second look at their internal processes in order to reduce operational risk. As companies restructure their business operations and work to achieve compliance, they’re finding...
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    by Susan O'Brien on July 15, 2016

    How Comcast Turns Big Data into Smart Data (Part 2)

      Continuing on our blog with Christina Kirby, Innovation Leader and Senior Data Engineer with Comcast Engineering & Platform Services. See part one of the Q&A here. Christina has over 10 years of experience in big...
    by Sherry Tiao on July 12, 2016

    How Vivint’s Leveraging IoT Data to Win the Smart Home Market

    Last week, Forbes profiled Vivint Smart Home as it has quickly emerged as one of the world’s biggest and most successful smart home players. According to the article, they were valued at over $2 billion in late...
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    by Susan O'Brien on July 8, 2016

    How Comcast Turns Big Data Into Smart Data (Part 1)

      Meet Christina Kirby, Innovation Leader and Senior Data Engineer with Comcast Engineering & Platform Services. We met Christina at a Datameer User Group meeting at Comcast and was impressed with how she gets value from...
    by Jason Arrigo on June 30, 2016

    What are the Best Hidden Features in Datameer?

    We asked some of our colleagues what THEIR favorite lesser-known features in Datameer are. Here’s what they came up with: 1. Creating Data Sources from Data Sources Using Results Partitioning  Partitioning data is a common way...
    The Big Data Ecosystem is Too Damn Big
    by Andrew Brust on June 22, 2016

    The Big Data Ecosystem is Too Damn Big

    As it stands today, the big data ecosystem is just too large, complex and redundant. It’s a confusing market for companies who have bought into the idea of big data, but then stumble when they are...
    Datameer Cloud Infographic
    by Susan O'Brien on June 16, 2016

    Thinking About Cloud Data Analytics? Consider This [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Thinking about going the cloud-route for your big data analytics strategy? You’re not alone. The below infographic has some interesting stats on adoption rates, the analytic use cases most often happening in the cloud, and more....
    by Susan O'Brien on June 10, 2016

    How Do Telecommunication Companies Use Big Data? 8 Resources to Bookmark

    Telecommunication companies can no longer afford to NOT make use of their Big Data. Just a simple Google search for “Telecommunications Big Data Analytics” turns up a measly 2 million+ results. But interest in — and...
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    by Andrew Brust on June 8, 2016

    Different Approaches to Getting Value From Hadoop & Why They Matter

    For big data, Hadoop and Apache Spark, a funny thing happened on the way to the enterprise mainstream. Although most enterprise IT groups and many business units have bought in on the value of big data,...
    by Andrew Brust on June 2, 2016

    Differences in Spark Implementations & Why They Matter

    Spark has become one of the most widely supported big data technologies, with quite possibly the fastest-emerging ecosystem out there. In fact, according to KDNuggets, it is now the largest open source data processing project, with more...
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    by Susan O'Brien on May 26, 2016

    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: Nearly 1 million malware threats were released every day in...
    User Experience Datameer 6
    by John Morrell on May 23, 2016

    Meet Datameer 6: Innovating the Three Most Influential Factors of Analytic Speed

    “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice the time passes.” – Albert Einstein Even before the era of computers and computing interfaces,...
    evolution of BI in the era of big data
    by Susan O'Brien on May 19, 2016

    7 Requirements of a Modern BI Platform

    Gartner said it all when they completely re-defined the Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics earlier this year. “The shift to the modern BI and analytics platform has now reached a tipping point,” said Ian Bertram,...
    Datameer 5 Big Data Trends Shaping the future of Data-Driven Businesses
    by Susan O'Brien on May 11, 2016

    5 Big Data Trends Shaping the Future of Data-Driven Businesses

    Few dispute that the best business decisions are data driven, or data informed, at least. But, if you’re looking to build a comprehensive data strategy in this quickly evolving ecosystem, be sure to keep the following...
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    by Susan O'Brien on May 5, 2016

    How Sprint is Turning its Data into Business Value + 3 Lessons Learned

    “Thanks to its huge network of users, Sprint has access to vast amounts of user data. Three years ago it established subsidiary Pinsight Media to investigate ways of capitalizing on that data. Since then it has gone...
    by Stefan Groschupf on May 3, 2016

    How Atlassian Leverages Big Data Analytics for Marketing Growth

    Atlassian has been incredibly successful since it was founded in 2002. While I’m pretty sure that every engineer (including everyone on our team) knows – and uses – its flagship product, JIRA, what’s even more interesting is...
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    by John Morrell on April 26, 2016

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

    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...
    by Frank Henze on April 21, 2016

    3 Ways to Make Product Management More Data-Driven

    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...
    by Andrew Brust on April 14, 2016

    Streaming Analytics Explained

    **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...
    Datameer Cloud
    by John Morrell on April 6, 2016

    The 3 Must-Haves for Securing Your Big Data in the Cloud

    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...
    by Andrew Brust on April 5, 2016

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

    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...
    by Vianney Martinez on April 1, 2016

    3 Ways Telcos Use Big Data to Amplify Customer Experience

    **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...
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    by John Morrell on March 25, 2016

    When it Comes to Big Data, What Does SaaS Really Mean, and Who Should Use it?

    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...
    Datameer Cloud
    by Andrew Brust on March 16, 2016

    Datameer Cloud: Self-Service Big Data analytics, powered by Microsoft technology

    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...
    by Andrew Brust on March 10, 2016

    Don’t Dread Data Ethics And Governance

    **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...
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    by Stefan Groschupf on March 1, 2016

    How Apache Kafka Works and Why

    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...
    by Jason Demby on February 25, 2016

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

    **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...
    Syrian Refugee Data
    by Sokhna Vor on February 12, 2016

    Three Things I Learned About the Syrian Refugee Crisis by Analyzing Public Data

    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...
    3 Generations of Business Intelligence
    by Susan O'Brien on February 4, 2016

    Gartner Validates Evolution of Business Intelligence and Analytics

      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...
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    by Stefan Groschupf on February 2, 2016

    Big Data & Brews: How the Formation of the Universe Ties into Big Data

    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...
    Careers at Datameer
    by Stefan Groschupf on January 28, 2016

    What Makes a Great Company? Let’s Talk Information Flow

    **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...
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    by Frank Henze on January 21, 2016

    4 Key Personas for a Successful and Powerful Team

    **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...
    Big Data and Hadoop In The News
    by Susan O'Brien on January 14, 2016

    Big Data & Hadoop In The News – 2015 Analysis

    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...
    by Stefan Groschupf on January 12, 2016

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

    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...
    by Stefan Groschupf on January 5, 2016

    Big Data & Brews: Ben Fu Flips the Script

    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...
    Datameer 2015 Year in Review
    by Susan O'Brien on December 31, 2015

    Datameer 2015 Year in Review – Interactive Timeline, Top 5 Videos, and More

    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...
    by Andrew Brust on December 29, 2015

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

    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...
    by Andrew Brust on December 22, 2015

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

    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...
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    by Andrew Brust on December 15, 2015

    Big Data & Brews: Monte Zweben Talks Spark

    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...
    Union Sheet in Datameer
    by Sokhna Vor on December 11, 2015

    Favorite Feature Friday: Union Sheet

    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...


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