Data Management: In-Memory Could Be the Mother of All Wisdom


As I review my series of #100linesOnBIDW blogs over the last couple of weeks, I found myself looking at the Data Management posting. I covered when to apply schemas, Big Data, and data governance. What I left out was technical implementation concepts for data management systems like row vs. column orientation; in-memory vs. spinning disk [...]



By | February 25th, 2013|Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data Warehouse|0 Comments

Actionable Intelligence in 2013: Action will Define You


If I told you in September that the Baltimore Ravens would win the Super Bowl in February and you did nothing with that information ( i.e. place a bet, announce your prognostication skill, etc. ), was my prediction worth anything? Much like “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to [...]



Knowledge Delivery in 2013: Imagination is More Important than Knowledge


Albert Einstein once said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” And I think that the wonderful world of Knowledge Delivery (aka Data Visualization, Reporting, etc.) needs to think [...]



By | February 11th, 2013|Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, Data Warehouse|0 Comments

Business Analytics in 2013 – A Model Is Useful If…


Edward de Bono, a noted expert on creative thinking, once said: The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get use out of it. Business Analytics is very similar to this concept of science, and specifically, [...]



Data Management in 2013: Warning of the Big Data Wolf


When Aesop created the fable about the shepherd boy who cried wolf, the message was clear: “How liars are not rewarded: even if they tell the truth, no one believes them” If analysts like myself and others as well as the mainstream press (ie Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Economist ) continue to shout about Big Data [...]



By | January 28th, 2013|Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data Warehouse|0 Comments

100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics for 2013


I have always loved the song “88 Lines about 44 Women” by the Nails.  And based on some recent success with a blogging topic relating to the songs of the 80s, I thought that I would continue that theme with “100 Lines about 25 Business Intelligence Topics”. Think of this list, or series of lists, [...]



What Big Data Is Not


Next week, EMA and 9sight will hold a webinar covering our Big Data research findings.  Among our insights will be that Big Data has evolved. Moving forward, Big Data isn’t: merely a technology definition solely Hadoop implementations just petabyte and above only used by Data Scientists Big Data is maturing to the point where business [...]



By | December 4th, 2012|Big Data, Business Intelligence|0 Comments

Phish-ing for New Operational Revenues


Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium and IBM Intelligence Operations Center Last September, Forbes Magazine published its 2011 ranking of the NFL’s Most Valuable Teams. Forbes gives detailed financial information on why NFL franchise values are “only” growing by 1.4%. The article notes that operating costs for NFL franchises are rising. This increase is due to: [...]



Is there a NoSQL Identity Crisis


As Big Data initiatives mature into enterprise data sources supported by NoSQL products for analytics and operational systems, a clash of cultures is on the horizon (if not here already). Traditional IT implementations teams and their top-down programs rarely see eye to eye with the grass roots culture of NoSQL platform operators. But this divide [...]



By | February 28th, 2012|Big Data, Business Intelligence|0 Comments
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