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The Role of Data Wrangling in Driving Hadoop Adoption

Like all enterprise software solutions, Hadoop must deliver business value in order to be a success. Much of the innovation around the big data industry these days therefore addresses usability. While there will always be a technical side to the Hadoop equation, the need for user-friendly tools to manage the data will continue to focus on business users. That’s why self-service data preparation or “data wrangling” is a serious and growing trend, one which promises to move Hadoop beyond the early adopter phase and more into the mainstream of business.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature explain why business users will play an increasingly important role in the evolution of big data. He’ll be briefed by Trifacta’s Will Davis and Alon Bartur, who will demonstrate how Trifacta’s solution empowers business users to “wrangle” data of all shapes and sizes faster and easier than ever before. They’ll discuss why a new approach to accessing and preparing diverse data is required and how it can accelerate and broaden the use of big data within organizations.


Ahead of the Stream: How to Future-Proof Real-Time Analytics

Business seems to move faster by the day, with the most cutting edge companies taking advantage of real-time data streams for heavy duty analytics. But with so much innovation happening in so many places, how can companies stay ahead of the game? One answer is to future-proof your analytics architecture by using an abstraction layer that can translate your business use-case or work-flow to one of many leading innovative technologies to address the growing number of use cases in this dynamic field.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor, as he explains how a data flow architecture can harness a wide range of streaming solutions. He’ll be briefed by Anand Venugopal of Impetus Technologies, who will showcase his company’s StreamAnalytix platform, which was designed from the ground up to leverage multiple major streaming engines available today, including Apache Spark, Apache Storm and others. He’ll demonstrate how StreamAnalytix provides enterprise-class performance while incorporating best-of-breed open-source components.

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All Together Now: Connected Analytics for the Internet of Everything

Today’s digital enterprises are seeing an explosion of data at the edge. The Internet of Everything is fast approaching a critical mass that will demand a sea change in how companies process data. The new world of information is widely distributed, streaming, and overall becoming too big to move. Experts predict that within two to three years, the bulk of analytic processing will take place on the fringes of information architectures. As a result, forward-thinking companies are dramatically shifting their analytic strategies.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature explain how a new era of information architectures is now unfolding, paving the way to much more responsive and agile business models. He’ll be briefed by Kim Macpherson of the Cisco Data Virtualization Business Unit, who will explain how her company’s platform is uniquely suited for this new, federated analytic paradigm. She’ll demonstrate how edge analytics can help companies address opportunities quickly and effectively.

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