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Cloud Computing is now mature. Major forces like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google and other powerhouses have reshaped the World Wide Web in amazing ways. But what about all that data? The cloud storage game is just now catching up! Register for this Web seminar to learn about Cloud Storage 2.0, and how a new startup, Wasabi, is offering a solution that's six times faster than Amazon S3, for one-fifth the price. Host Eric Kavanagh will interview two cloud storage experts about this next generation of technology, how it changes the game, and opens up a whole range of new business models. REGISTER...    See details...
To see the big picture, analysts need a view into the full spectrum of their business. Whether big data or small, streaming or static, every relevant piece of information is important. Pieceing all of that together requires a visual analytics platform that consumes all data types, at scale. And it must be fast enough to enable rapid-fire iteration and discovery, even for massive data sets. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature, as he explains why the unwieldy nature of modern data requires a concerted effort to analyze. He’ll be briefed by Ruhollah Farchtchi who will demonstrate how Zoomdata achieves remarkable speed, and delivers rich visual analytics on data of all shapes ...    See details...
A Closer Look at DataKitchen With so many organizations employing innovative DevOps programs these days, pairing developers directly with operations personnel, some amazing things are happening. Business processes are getting streamlined, new opportunities are surfacing, and innovation is cropping up everywhere. But there is often a missing ingredient in these environments: DataOps! A freshly minted term, DataOps formalizes the soup-to-nuts processes involved in the data lifecycle, specifically as they pertain to analytics. Register for this special Bloor Group Webcast to hear the originators of DataOps as they explain how this fast-evolving discipline helps analytics teams collaborate effectively. They'll demonstrate how analytic-dri...    See details...
The tests are done. The results are in. What did we discover about elastic SQL in our Tech Lab? Register for this findings webcast to learn from veteran Analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature. He and his Tech Lab team put NuoDB through rigorous testing to find its sweet spot, and its limitations. They sought to determine how it performs across five key dimensions: Transactions: does it pass the ACID guarantee test? Scalability: any distributed database should scale out, not up Elasticity: a cloud database should demonstrate elastic scalability Availability: does it handle unreliable resource problems effectively? Provisioning: how does it handle containers, which are stateless? Madsen will share key findings from the Tech Lab's month...    See details...
Analytics have the potential to transform every facet of any business – but only if the right people have access. That's why embedded solutions are taking off. By placing analytics within the applications professionals use daily, companies are giving workers at every level the power to make data-driven decisions – in time to matter. In this episode of The Briefing Room, Third Nature analyst Mark Madsen will explain how embedded solutions can revolutionize the way you do business – and why information architecture is a critical consideration. He'll provide insights for choosing the right solution and the best data. And he’ll be joined Daniel Brault of Qlik, who’ll show how to use embedded analytics to optimize business processe...    See details...
Companies all over the world use PeopleSoft to streamline their human resource processes. It is common for systems to serve thousands of processes, batch jobs, users and transactions. When performance degrades, productivity suffers and this affects the bottom line. Consequently, administrators need a comprehensive approach to manage these complex PeopleSoft environments. IDERA's Precise product provides a framework to report on and manage transaction response times experienced by the end user or batch process. Precise captures and correlates application metrics across the entire infrastructure and presents these important metrics in a manner that promotes crisp communication and rapid problem resolution throughout the application lifecy...    See details...
The Internet of Things sparked a revolution in data processing by opening the floodgates to sensor data of all shapes and sizes. Suddenly, businesses can see their world in remarkable detail, no matter how far-flung its assets might be. But that can only happen with the proper IT infrastructure in place. What are the component parts, and how can your organization benefit? Register for this episode of Now Streaming to watch visionary Damian Black of SQLstream build a streaming analytics app in minutes, providing detailed visibility into the new world of IoT. He'll demonstrate how purpose-built technology can enable the ingestion and visualization of IoT assets at-scale. He'll be joined by Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh who will explain wh...    See details...
As the foundation of the information economy, today's database technology must deliver on all fronts. Historically, hard choices had to be made about what to sacrifice: elasticity? durability? ACID compliance? The boom in NoSQL databases resulted from the need to sacrifice that latter quality in return for speed and performance. But that's all changing. Register for this special Research Webcast to hear about the advent of elastic SQL database designs that achieve the best of both worlds: ACID compliance with a high-performance relational database that also scales in the cloud. Morris will explain the emergence of Elastic SQL database vendors, and explain how the company is addressing a dynamic market. He'll be joined by Bloor Group CEO...    See details...
Finding insights in data is like finding lost money. You want to spend it right away! The key is using a tool that lets you explore vast data sets quickly and effectively. That's the power of micro-queries: they let you know in near real-time if something is worth investigating. Register for this episode of Deep Dive to hear veteran software expert Ian Fyfe demonstrate the power of micro-queries. He will show how Zoomdata can explore any number of massive big data troves in almost no time. REGISTER...    See details...
The prevailing winds of innovation emanate from the cloud these days. The big questions tend to focus on how, rather than when or whether. Successful companies are discovering that automation is the critical success factor. By automating the key processes for designing and loading a data warehouse, the time to value is expedited, and manual errors are minimized. That's music to the ears of data-driven companies. Register for this episode of Deep Dive to learn from two of the leading innovators in the realm cloud-based data warehousing. Wherescape's Jason Laws and Snowflake's Todd Beauchene will demonstrate how their partnership paves the way for the future of data warehousing, today. They'll be joined by Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh, w...    See details...
No one ever plans to fail, right? The question in business is always: how do you effectively plan for success? One of the most efficient methods focuses on breaking down organizational silos to address inefficiencies and optimize processes. Whether for operations, sales, marketing or other areas, the key is to understand how the business runs by capturing the relevant data, then modeling the critical processes. This is especially true in today's information economy. How can your business plan for success? Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to find out! Analyst Eric Kavanagh of The Bloor Group offer insights on the value, challenges and critical components of process modeling. He'll be briefed by Kim Brushaber of IDERA, who wi...    See details...
The Information Economy has arrived! Data is now more valuable than ever before, at least when it's used effectively. The foundation of this data-driven economy is still the database, and the last few years have seen tremendous innovation in the database world. From NoSQL to Graph, HTAP to Columnar, Document to the old standby of Relational, there have been remarkable changes in the database landscape. Register for this special Research Webcast to hear Dr. Robin Bloor share his findings about the evolution of database technologies. He'll cover the spectrum of business drivers in play, including data access, metadata discovery, security, governance, and the importance of enabling analytics for dynamic business models. He'll also offer in...    See details...
The modern workforce is on the move! Whether they're visiting clients, working with partners, exploring new opportunities or doing business on vacation, today's information worker needs the flexibility to do their job from anywhere. This mobility can increase productivity, but there are new challenges that arise as busy employees try to navigate critical systems from all manner of mobile devices. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn how to navigate the fast-changing world of mobile technology, and how it can be integrated with on-prem systems to enable fluid workflow and minimal disruption. Dr. Robin Bloor and Eric Kavanagh will show how companies can optimize their mobile strategy. They'll be briefed by IDERA Software,...    See details...
No time like the present! With the information economy in full swing, many organizations are realizing the value of immediate insights and rapid-fire decision-making. That's the world of streaming analytics, which can now be fueled by real-time data wrangling. Check out this inaugural episode of Now Streaming to learn from Analyst Eric Kavanagh of The Bloor Group, and streaming analytics pioneer Damian Black of SQLstream. They'll demonstrate real-world implementations of streaming analytics, and discuss the component parts of effective solutions, including: bi-directional system integrations, stream processing operations, and the benefits of real-time data wrangling. Register Here...    See details...
Almost overnight, commerce went 24/7. Global business leaders are always online, always available, regardless of industry; and meanwhile, consumers and business partners now expect that level of service across the board. Data-borne companies like Facebook, LinkedIn and others had the luxury of designing their systems from scratch. For all other traditional companies, getting to that level of service requires a bulletproof information architecture. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear veteran Analysts Dr. Robin Bloor and Eric Kavanagh explain how companies can take their data game to the next level. They'll outline the key tenets of a next-generation information architecture. They'll be briefed by Tep Chantra of IDERA, wh...    See details...
Database is the new black. Ever the backbone of information architectures, database technology continually evolves to meet growing and changing business needs. New types of data and applications make the database more important than ever, and understanding which technology best serves your use case is paramount to building durable systems. These days, the choices are many, so users should be careful when deciding which direction to go. Register for this Exploratory Webcast to hear veteran database Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why the database market has exploded in recent years. He'll outline the current database landscape, and provide insights about which kinds of technologies are suitable for the growing variety of business needs to...    See details...
If security was once a nice-to-have, those days have long gone. Between data breaches and privacy regulations, organizations today face immense pressure to protect their systems and their sensitive data. When giants like Yahoo! and Target can get hacked, so can any other company. What can you do about it? How can you protect your company and clients? Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear Analysts Eric Kavanagh and Dr. Robin Bloor provide insights about the many ways that companies can buttress their defenses and stay ahead of the bad guys. They'll be briefed by Vicky Harp of IDERA who will demonstrate how to identify vulnerabilities, track sensitive data, successfully pass audits, and protect your SQL Server databases. ...    See details...
What gets measured, gets managed; but what gets governed, generates real value. That's one major reason why data governance has risen to a top priority for most organizations. Another reason is the rapid onboarding of big data, which often comes from beyond the traditional firewall. And then there are the authorities: issues like privacy, security and fiduciary responsibility are combining to make data governance a must-have. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why governance should be viewed as a positive change agent for the modern enterprise. He'll be briefed by Ron Huizenga of IDERA, who will discuss a practical, model-based approach to enterprise data governance, with a focu...    See details...
In many ways, moving data is like moving furniture: it's an unpleasant process dubbed an occasional necessary evil. But as the data pipelines of old decay, a new reality is taking shape: the data-native architecture. Unlike traditional data processing, this approach works on data right where it lives, thus eliminating the pain of forklifting, narrowing the margin of error, and expediting the time to business benefit. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature explain why this shift is truly tectonic. He'll be briefed by Steve Wooledge of Arcadia Data who will showcase his company's technology, which leverages a data-native architecture to fuel rapid-fire visualization and analysis o...    See details...
Expectations have changed. That's true for users, executives and customers alike. There's no time for systems running slowly, or cost overruns. That's why fundamentals like capacity planning have become mission-critical. By paying attention to the details, and doing effective forecasts, companies can optimize their information architecture, keeping everyone happy. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn from veteran Analysts Dr. Robin Bloor and Rick Sherman who will offer insights about how and why to do capacity planning. They'll be briefed by Bullett Manale of IDERA, who will explain how his company's SQL Diagnostic Manager can track a wide range of usages metrics which can be used for accurate forecasting. Click here to...    See details...
Ever feel like your business is running in place? The speed of innovation today can have that effect. Companies that win create their own opportunities, using data and insights to capitalize on the digital economy. The key success factor is usually a modern data platform, one that simplifies the complexity of IT while delivering information and analytics in real-time. Register for this Special Edition of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain how today's data platforms enable the modern enterprise in groundbreaking ways. He'll be briefed by Chris Hallenbeck of SAP who will demonstrate how forward-looking companies are leveraging real-time data platforms to achieve operational excellence, make decisions faster, ...    See details...
Good enterprise data can drives positive business outcomes. But if that data isn’t organized and accessible, information workers are left with an incomplete picture. Knowing the location, lineage and permissions of data across the enterprise can lead to more accurate and insightful searches, and ultimately, knowledge discovery. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he discusses how the success of big data projects relies on understanding your data. He’ll be briefed by Todd Goldman and Andrew Ahn of Waterline Data, who will explain how their solution can facilitate discovery via automation and crowd sourcing. They’ll demonstrate how combining the value of tribal knowledge wit...    See details...
Most companies realize the value of business intelligence. Advanced analytics, data mining, dashboards – all surface useful insights. With so many moving parts in play, it’s crucial to provide visibility across the entire BI environment, thus delivering solid system and service performance. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn from Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they discuss why operational and strategic business intelligence are the cornerstones of any organization. They’ll be briefed by Stan Geiger of IDERA, who will showcase his company’s SQL BI Manager, and end-to-end solution designed to provide a single view into numerous running processes. He will explain that by optimizing ...    See details...
One does not simply move to the cloud. Often, companies will offload certain workloads, leaving business critical applications on legacy, on-premises platforms. The result is a hybrid cloud scenario which, if not looked after properly, can affect performance, availability and operations. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains the impact of cloud what considerations the enterprise needs to make. He’ll be briefed by Robert Anderson of IDERA, who will discuss the common challenges DBAs face when exploring a hybrid cloud environment. He’ll show how IDERA’s SQL Doctor and SQL Secure provide expert tuning and security recommendations, thus preventing problems before the...    See details...
Bad code happens. And when it does, developers often spend far too much time trying to find and fix the error. Debugging is a common solution for database stored procedures, but in a complex environment, running multiple applications on multiple database platforms, it can be easier said than done. Developers need instant visibility, ultimately leading to faster and higher quality insights. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn from Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they discuss how errant code can inevitably disrupt systems and performance. They’ll be briefed by Bert Scalzo of IDERA, who will explain how his company’s Rapid SQL can facilitate the debugging and profiling of database stored ...    See details...
Big Data offers big advantages, but getting to the starting line can be problematic. Many projects run into hurdles just trying to access and load the data that will fuel key insights, and enrich business processes. There is a significant impedance mismatch between traditional data practices and the new systems that manage Big Data. But under the covers, many of the same principles still apply, including the importance of a metadata-driven approach to help navigate the complexity of Big Data technologies. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain how organizations can employ lessons learned in the era of small data, as they forge new solutions for leveraging the power of Big. He'll be briefed ...    See details...
The concept of data management implies order and precision, but veteran practitioners know the importance of keeping an open mind. The lifecycle of data - which spans the arc of discovery, integration, migration, governance and analysis - involves many touch points and a range of rules, any of which can introduce problems. This array of challenges speaks to the value of leveraging an end-to-end platform, a marshaling area for data and the policies that drive its use. Register for this special Research Webcast with The Bloor Group and IRI, the CoSort Company, to learn from industry visionaries about the value of a platform approach. Host Eric Kavanagh will moderate presentations by Dr. Robin Bloor and David Friedland, as they explore the ...    See details...
How many databases are running in your enterprise? Often, DBAs don’t even know the right answer, and only become aware of rogue instances when there’s a problem, or worse -- an audit. A proactive approach would be to enable complete visibility into not only what databases are running, but also versions, resources and performance levels, thus providing a comprehensive and manageable view of the inventory. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they discuss the business and performance implications of database sprawl. They’ll be briefed by Binh Chau of IDERA, who will show how her company’s SQL Inventory Manager provides immediate discovery a...    See details...
Governance applies to more than just data. Trying to track changes in data models and correlate them with requirements can create challenges for data professionals and the whole IT team. They need to align changes across all deliverables, including data models and software. This is vital, particularly in high-velocity agile development environments and any organization facing compliance implications. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor, as he explains why governance should span the enterprise. IDERA’s Ron Huizenga will discuss how ER/Studio can help data modelers achieve organizational alignment and compliance with regulatory requirements. He’ll show that by tracking data model...    See details...
The data-driven business needs a foundation. As data volumes deluge the modern enterprise and Big Data systems proliferate, savvy practitioners realize that a new approach must be embraced to enable the agility and durability necessary for success in the modern age. Traditional database technologies don't scale well enough to meet these evolving demands. One solution that's gaining traction? The Data Lake! Register for this special Research Webcast to hear Dr. Robin Bloor share his findings about the evolution of Data Lake technologies. He'll cover the spectrum of business drivers in play, including data lifecycle management, metadata discovery, security, governance, and the importance of enabling analytics for dynamic business models. H...    See details...

Modern Business, Defined

On: January 31, 2017
The rules are all changing. Modern companies need to be faster, nimbler and more reliable than ever. All of those needs are fueled by data, which means the successful enterprises of tomorrow are getting their ducks in a row today. Bit by bit, these innovators are crafting their new information infrastructures. How can your company stay ahead of the pack? Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield, who will lay out a roadmap for companies to prepare their data layer for this new era of opportunities and challenges. He’ll be briefed by Steve Bohac of Red Hat, who will demonstrate how the Red Hat Ceph Storage platform is ideal for enabling the kind of fast-paced, data-driven business models...    See details...
Traditional data warehouse projects are known for developing slowly. Adding new data sources often requires detailed mapping; reports can take hours to generate; and complex queries can jam up the system. In today’s real-time world, business analysts don’t have the luxury of such latencies and challenges—nor can they afford the weeks it typically takes to build new analytical applications. They need solutions that enable detailed analysis of data quickly and efficiently. Has the next generation of analytical systems finally arrived? Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor discuss the importance of real-time architectures in today’s business world. He’ll be briefed by Osama Elkady, ...    See details...
New technologies often carry a degree of unpredictable challenges. While companies don’t want to find themselves behind the 8-ball, adopting cutting-edge solutions without a strategic plan can undermine the perceived benefits, leaving systems in a worse state. Decision makers, for business and IT alike, must first define the purpose and determine desired outcomes before leaping into the unknown. Register for this Roundtable Webcast to hear from three luminaries in the field as they discuss the humble beginnings and the inevitable future of the Data Lake. Dr. Robin Bloor, Dez Blanchfield and Dr. Eric Little will each provide their take on how and why organizations should leverage a Data Lake and what considerations to make beforehand. T...    See details...
The Internet of Things brings new technological problems: sensor communications are bi-directional, the scale of data generation points has no precedent and, in this new world, security, privacy and data protection need to go out to the edge. Likely, most of that data lands in Hadoop and Big Data platforms. With the need for rapid analytics never greater, companies try to seize opportunities in tighter time windows. Yet, cyber-threats are at an all-time high, targeting the most valuable of assets—the data. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explore the implications of Apache NiFi and why it matters to IoT. He’ll be briefed by Reiner Kappenberger of HPE, who will discuss how this recent inno...    See details...
When the analysts aren’t happy, no one is happy. That’s because these days, practically every aspect of the business is driven by insights. And because information architectures are increasingly complex, any number of issues can cause a slowdown in queries, or even basic reporting. How can your organization ensure that all systems are go? Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains the common roadblocks to successful BI and analytics. He'll be briefed by Stan Geiger of IDERA, who previously demonstrated how his company’s SQL BI Manager can optimize platform health and performance. In this episode, he will dive deeper into how IDERA’s solution resolves resource constr...    See details...
Smart companies know that business intelligence surfaces insights. With complex analytics, data mining and everything in between, it takes many moving parts to serve up the big picture. The key is to provide full-stack visibility into the entire BI environment, ensuring solid service and system performance. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn from Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they discuss the merits of operational and strategic business intelligence. They’ll be briefed by Stan Geiger of IDERA, who will showcase his company’s SQL BI Manager, and end-to-end solution designed to optimize system health and availability. He explain how providing a single view of myriad running processes...    See details...
Your company’s data is mission-critical. While protecting it from outside attack or catastrophe has become a standard business requirement, it’s not enough these days to rely solely on simple backup and recovery techniques. Today’s enterprise requires high availability and uninterrupted operational performance, meaning the DBA toolbox must provide more than traditional solutions. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear from Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they discuss the necessary components of a modern solution architecture. They’ll be briefed by IDERA’s Oracle ACE Bert Scalzo, who will explain some innovative options for ensuring high availability in a demanding database environme...    See details...
Good decisions make great companies. That's why the data-driven mantra keeps gaining momentum. Increasingly, smart business people are taking a data-first approach for both strategic planning and tactical decision-making. They spend ample time exploring their data to better understand their options. In doing so, they capitalize on real opportunities, while avoiding low-value projects. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why a data-first mindset can help companies optimize their resources and thus make better decisions. He'll be briefed by Rishi Patel and Erin Haselkorn of Experian, who will showcase Experian Pandora, which enables the kind of discovery that businesses need to be...    See details...
The best business analysts understand the value of having a "conversation" with their data. The idea is that they can pose queries, examine results, then quickly modify their questions to home in on a desired answer. This kind of iterative process creates a fluid environment that is highly conducive for identifying meaningful patterns in data. How can your company enable this kind of analytical environment? Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear Bloor Group Chief Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they outline why fluid analytics should be the norm and which hurdles still stand in the way. They'll be briefed by Bullett Manale of IDERA who will demonstrate his company's diagnostic platform for ana...    See details...
Many of today’s enterprises have adopted agile development workflows, with database and application updates being done in sprints. It’s critical for data modeling to adapt to this workflow and pace, even with one data modeler often supporting multiple development teams simultaneously. In order to make that happen, there needs to be an easy and effective way to correlate model changes with specific user stories and tasks. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn from Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they discuss how data modeling has changed over the years. They’ll be briefed by Ron Huizenga of IDERA, who will explain how to associate model changes with project requirements and how to take...    See details...
Think of containers as the drones of modern computing. They're small, agile, and can carry a significant payload. In many ways, they represent the fruition of the last two major paradigm shifts in enterprise software: SOA and virtualization. However, for companies to fully leverage this innovative approach, a persistent storage platform is needed that is as flexible and scalable as containers themselves. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Bloor Group Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield, who will explain the significance of container technology, and the relevance of software-defined storage (SDS) in a constantly evolving IT world. He'll be briefed by Steve Watt and Sayan Saha of Red Hat, who will demonstrate how open-source...    See details...
Application performance issues impact end users the hardest, and too often, IT doesn’t know about it until after the fact. With many applications served by a variety of disparate technologies, troubleshooting bottlenecks can be onerous and time consuming, ultimately causing frustration and missed SLAs. How can IT quickly discover what process affected SQL execution time and keep end users focused on the bottom line? Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn from Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield as they discuss the complexities of the data pipeline. They’ll be briefed by Bill Ellis of IDERA, who will explain the importance of identifying and resolving the root cause of performance problems. He’...    See details...
We all know the promise of big data, but who gets the value? There are plenty of success stories already, and most of them involve one key ingredient: facilitated access to important data sets. Most research studies suggest that the Pareto principle applies: 80 percent goes to data integration, and only 20 to analysis. Inverting that balance is the Holy Grail. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why the time has finally come for turning the tables on the status quo in analytics. He'll be briefed by CASK CEO Jonathan Gray, who will showcase his company's big data integration platform, CDAP, which was specifically designed to expedite time-to-value for big data. [contact-form-7 ...    See details...
The data is staggering: breaches of epic proportion continue to rock the business world. Massive amounts of personal information have been hacked, then sold to all manner of bad actors. Another wave of attacks is on the way, in which those stolen IDs will be used to compromise any corporate system that can be found. What can your organization do? Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor and Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield explain why security and compliance have entered a whole new era, and why innovative approaches are necessary to mitigate risk. They'll be briefed by Ignacio Rodriguez of IDERA, who will demonstrate how the company's SQL Secure can help organizations stay one step ahead of th...    See details...
It has many aliases – pond, reservoir, swamp – but the concept of the Data Lake has gained a strong foothold in today’s data ecosystem. Its early days saw it used primarily as a landing zone for raw data, but a range of new application areas are emerging, from self-service analytics and BI to a wholly governed and secure data store. As the Data Lake matures, they key is to tie its broad functionality to business value. Register for this Exploratory Webcast to hear Dr. Robin Bloor offer his perspective on why the information landscape is changing and what the various roles of the Data Lake are thus far. He’ll be joined by Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield, who will discuss his hypothesis of the future of data management and suggest ...    See details...
The blessing and curse of IoT is the size of the equation. The opportunities are everywhere, but so are the challenges. With so many moving parts, and such diversity of systems and data involved, the Internet of Things promises to fundamentally change the way companies use data. In many cases, success will require a bigger magnifying glass, and greater discipline in designing and managing analytic architectures. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran analyst Richard Hackathorn, who will share insights from his recent report on IoT use cases. He'll be joined by Dan Graham of Teradata, who will explain why getting value from the Internet of Things will rely on 'Analytics-of-Things' -- a refined practice of ca...    See details...
There's no such thing as bad publicity? In the era of data breaches, that's not really true. Time and again in recent years, the mighty have fallen. And as sensitive data reaches the hands of bad guys the world over, so go the fates of customers and companies alike. That's why security is the fastest growing sector of enterprise IT today, with privacy issues front and center. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why companies need to pay serious attention to the ever-growing importance of privacy, not just security. He'll be briefed by Jay Irwin of Teradata and Carole Murphy of HPE Security, who will demonstrate how their technologies can be combined to create a robust privacy in...    See details...
After several decades of dominance by major software vendors, the practice of designing and deploying business applications is now in flux. Traditional, off-the-shelf software packages are no longer precise or compelling enough for today's highly competitive marketplace. Because every business is unique, a very different paradigm of application development is now on the rise. Collaborative, agile and focused: the new world of software development has arrived. Register for this special Research Webcast to hear Dr. Robin Bloor explain why a fundamental shift in application design is necessary to meet the fast-changing requirements of modern business. He'll be briefed by David King of Exaptive, who will showcase his company's rapid applicat...    See details...
Seeing is believing, which is why data visualization continues to play a major role in helping businesses understand their data. But there's more than meets the eye. Underneath that stimulating surface layer, some data environments are much more organized -- and thus reliable -- than others. The key to success? Taking a platform approach to address the entire end-to-end process of delivering governed, scalable analytics. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why a platform approach to visual analytics enables the kind of governance that today's organizations need. He'll be briefed by Dan Brault of Qlik, who will showcase his company's analytics platform which was built from the gr...    See details...
As the information economy matures, companies in all industries realize the critical importance of data. Whether for analytics or operations, the value of high-quality information increasingly separates winners from losers. The organizations that truly excel all share one characteristic: they employ well documented data models that form the backbone of their information architectures. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear Analysts Dr. Eric Little and Malcolm Chisholm explain how a well managed information architecture can benefit every business. They'll be briefed by Ron Huizenga of IDERA, who will showcase his company's time-tested ER/Studio. He'll demonstrate how to create a business-driven data architecture; document...    See details...

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This primary research project, conducted by David Loshin and Abie Reifer of DecisionWorx in conjunct...
The holy grail for analytics is to enable actionable insights and meaningful knowledge discovery. C...
Agile, Automated and Adaptive The Bloor Group in a joint effort with David Loshin conducted resear...

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