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The problem with traditional data pipelines based on extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools that populate data warehouses and data marts is that power users quickly bump up against their dimensional boundaries. To answer urgent questions, they are forced to download data from data warehouses into Excel or another desktop tool and combine with data acquired elsewhere. The result is a suboptimal spreadmart. Today, organizations build modern data pipelines to support a variety of use cases. Besides data warehouses, modern data pipelines generate data marts, data science sandboxes, data extracts, data science applications, and various operational systems. These pipelines often support both analytical and operational applications, structur...    See details...
The data lake is a repository of corporate data. So how is that different from a data warehouse? Where does a data lake leave off and data warehouse begin, and vice versa? Are these mutually exclusive environments or long-lost companions in a future data nirvana? Using our point-counterpoint approach, a team of seasoned data experts will debate the relationship between data lakes and data warehouses and come to a consensus opinion. This Socratic approach will help you understand: -How a data lake differs from a data warehouse -What workloads belong in a data lake versus a data warehouse -How the dividing line between the two environments is getting fuzzier -How to build a modern analytics ecosystem that leverages the best of data l...    See details...
As the information economy plows forward, successful organizations are harnessing many more sources of increasingly diverse data. The new center of gravity is cloud, with thousands of web-based applications providing highly focused business value, and generating useful data in the process. As such, the modern data warehouse has evolved dramatically: it's faster, more dynamic, and requires a much more agile solution for ingesting data at-scale. Register for this episode of Synthesis to hear Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh examine the evolving role of data in a cloud-enabled world. He'll be joined by Dewayne Washington of Eckerson Group who will outline ways to accelerate the design and deployment of modern data solutions. And Taylor Brown ...    See details...
The information supply chain now extends around the globe, connecting people and organizations in truly remarkable ways. Today's most forward-looking companies are harnessing diverse data sets to create highly contextualized products and services, while optimizing workflows to expedite production and delivery. By blending a critical mass of real world data, these organizations are benefiting from a new kind of intelligence which can lead to tremendous business value. Register for this inaugural episode of Real World Data to hear Analyst Eric Kavanagh explain why this 'new intelligence' will fundamentally change business as usual. He'll be joined by Helen Arnold, President of the SAP Data Network, who will demonstrate how her company's vi...    See details...
The data warehouse promised to deliver a single version of truth. But skeptics abound, saying a single version of truth is a mirage and not necessary. Yet, how can an organization exist as a holistic entity if it doesn’t have a common set of metrics and data for capturing, analyzing, and interpreting business activity? Using our point-counterpoint approach, a team of seasoned data experts will debate the conceptual and technical feasibility of the single version of truth and come to a consensus opinion. This Socratic approach will help you understand: -Why a single version of truth (SVOT) is still required -When an organization can ignore the SVOT imperative -How to balance SVOT and MVOT (multiple versions of truth) within a singl...    See details...
The knowledge economy is upon us. Fully 80% of companies today are considered knowledge-driven. Measuring and valuing knowledge as intellectual capital, however, is often considered a soft science. Balance sheets of organizations are cost-driven, providing a reflection of the past, but not necessarily of the present or the future. So how can companies quantify the tacit knowledge of their organization? Register for this special episode of Hot Technologies to find out! We will discuss: -How Tacit knowledge can be turned into explicit knowledge -The 4 forms of Intellectual Capital (Human, Customer, Structural, Alliance) -A 10-step approach to turn knowledge into financial assets -How knowledge and intellectual capital can be valued and...    See details...
Data science provides today’s businesses with an unprecedented opportunity to increase revenues and lower costs by leveraging existing data assets. And companies that seamlessly integrate data science into their operations are taking market share from those that don’t. But data science is not a panacea. It is complex and possesses many challenges. Far too often, models created by data scientists are never deployed and powerful models are incorrectly created or misapplied. This can lead to expensive mistakes. To better understand these challenges and their solutions, we conducted more than thirty in-depth interviews with data science experts from a variety of industries. From those interviews, we compiled the top ten challenges and th...    See details...
The traditional data warehouse was not designed to support the variety, volume, and velocity of data commonplace in the era of big data. Nor was it a great place for data scientists and other power users to explore data in an unfettered manner. These new requirements have freed the data warehouse to do what it does best, while at the same time, new technologies, including Hadoop, the cloud, and virtualization services, promise to shake the data warehouse from its traditional relational roots. Using our point-counterpoint approach, a team of seasoned data experts will debate the shape and dimensions of the modern data warehouse and come to a consensus opinion. This Socratic approach will help you understand: -How a data warehouse fits ...    See details...
Many organizations weigh the benefits and risks of data lakes versus data warehouses. The former can be vast but slow, while the latter requires great effort to achieve the desired speed. But these solutions are no longer mutually exclusive. A new kind of supercharged information architecture can deliver the best of both worlds, enabling the richness of data lake designs, along with the performance and accuracy of enterprise data warehousing. Register for this episode of InsideAnalysis to hear Analyst Eric Kavanagh explain why a host of innovations in data processing and management are enabling truly interactive business intelligence. He'll be joined by Kelly Stirman of Dremio, who will demonstrate how his company's platform enables acce...    See details...
The freewheeling days of data management are heading for the history books, as a new era of accountability arises. The modern enterprise must embrace responsible policies to manage the complete data lifecycle, from cradle to grave. That includes the so-called right to be forgotten, a relatively new mandate via the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has many organizations looking for answers. Register for this DM Radio Deep Dive to hear Analyst Eric Kavanagh explain why companies must employ comprehensive data governance programs that involve all major stakeholders in a meaningful and defensible manner. He’ll be joined by Matt Hayes of Attunity who will explain why effective management of production data is critical for succ...    See details...
Data catalogs are the new standard for delivering trusted data and are proving themselves as state-of-the-art data management tools. From modest beginnings as data inventory and search tools, they have grown to support business analysts, data scientists, data stewards, data curators, and data engineers. Beyond tactical applications, catalogs have strategic value. CDOs and CAOs view the catalog as strategic for data asset management, data governance, and analytic quality and productivity. Selecting a data catalog is a critical decision with far reaching implications. With features to support metadata management, data inventory, data discovery, analysis and insight, and data governance the catalog becomes the centerpiece of modern data man...    See details...

Is Cloud the de facto Data Lake

On: March 26, 2018
First came the data warehouse, then the data lake. Open-source upstarts Cloudera and Hortonworks jumped on the data lake concept quickly, touting their mastery of Apache Hadoop as key to their ability to effectively build and maintain data lakes that provide business value. But a funny thing happened on the way to the digital forum: Cloud storage underwent a major metamorphosis, with major price-performance improvements. Suddenly, a host of cloud storage vendors were challenging the status quo, throwing down the gauntlet to the early-stage leaders in the data lake game. And savvy analyst, Tony Baer of Ovum asked: “Is cloud the de facto data lake?”. Register for this episode of Inside Analysis to learn from the veteran analyst and hos...    See details...
There has been a steady drumbeat in some quarters that the venerable data warehouse is dead, even though it is a fixture at most organizations. Some insist it is too slow and cumbersome to support today’s fast-moving and data hungry organizations while others claim it’s still a critical piece of data infrastructure that companies can’t live without. Somewhere between these extremes lies the truth. Using our point-counterpoint approach, a team of seasoned data experts will debate the fate of the data warehouse in the era of big data and the cloud and come to a consensus opinion. This Socratic approach will help you understand: -What’s ailing the traditional data warehouse and what to do about it -What parts of the data warehou...    See details...
The next revolution has begun. Businesses everywhere have tasted the value of analytics, and there's no turning back. And while data lakes have hit some hurdles, that has mostly resulted from non-technical users not having the tools they need to effectively navigate these massive repositories. That's now changing, as a new wave of technology enables visual analysis and discovery of nearly any type of data, structured or unstructured, static or streaming. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear veteran Analyst Wayne Eckerson explain why this new wave of analytical technology offers great promise. He'll be joined by Steve Wooledge of Arcadia Data, who will showcase his company's BI and visual analytics platform, designed to r...    See details...
Everyone wants more data these days -- to generate revenue, gain competitive advantage, improve efficiency, or achieve any number of other objectives. But as the importance of data governance grows, and organizations realize the need to take data strategy more seriously, there is one question that remains largely unanswered: Who owns the data? Register for this special Webinar to hear data veteran Eric Kavanagh explain why understanding data ownership can play a central role in helping companies improve their information policies and practices. He'll be joined by Erin Haselkorn of Experian, who will share key insights from a recent research program that sought to better understand the critical issues facing data managers today. Attendees...    See details...
While big data platforms grab the headlines, relational databases still run the vast majority of businesses today. They are the foundation of commerce, which is why it pays to keep them running efficiently. With so much pressure coming from inside and outside the firewall, the task of optimizing database performance calls for thorough use of all the available tools and techniques. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to learn how your company can optimize database performance, and thus keep users happy throughout the enterprise. Gary Smith of IDERA will demonstrate key features of DBArtisan for identifying and addressing database performance issues, along with several useful utilities for general database management. REGISTER...    See details...
Predictive models can improve any aspect of a business, but only if they're in production. This has long been the Achilles heel of analytics, that models can take months to deploy, and are otherwise difficult to manage. The other major challenge? Most models rely on a subset of corporate data, thus limiting their potential to address the core issues they were designed to solve. How can your organization do better? Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh explain why artificial intelligence and deep learning will usher in the next evolution of predictive analytics. He'll be briefed by Harish Doddi of Datatron, who will show how his company's AI platform facilitates and expedites the deployment o...    See details...
Data may be the new gold, but every sword cuts both ways. Just as with any valuable asset, there are liabilities associated with data. The key to success in today's world is to ensure that you have sound policies in place for managing data, especially personally identifiable information. That gets rather challenging for established organizations that have data in a variety of systems. Thanks to the rise of data catalogs, however, many companies are already turning the corner. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear veteran Analyst Eric Kavanagh explain why data catalogs hold tremendous promise for companies that need to shore up their data management policies. He'll be joined by Jason Ma from Alation, who will demonstrate ...    See details...
Application running slowly? You're not alone! Getting to the bottom of that reality gets harder by the day. As enterprise systems grow more complex, troubleshooting becomes more challenging, and more important. How can companies keep their systems running smoothly? Check out this episode of Hot Technologies to find out! Analyst Eric Kavanagh will share insights about why it's more important than ever to monitor applications and their underlying databases carefully. He'll be joined by Bill Ellis of IDERA, who will demonstrate a number of ways that companies can solve performance issues quickly and efficiently. He'll show how full-stack analysis of common architectures can lead to better performance, and much happier users. REGISTER ...    See details...

The Importance of Data Governance

On: January 10, 2018
The business case for effective data governance gets stronger every day. Most companies recognize the need to get a handle on data quality, lineage, policies and use. The key boils down to adoption: how to get the right collection of stakeholders engaged in the program. That’s where implementation strategy comes into play. Register for this DM Radio Deep Dive to hear Analyst Eric Kavanagh offer insights for how companies can foster a healthy, responsible, data-driven culture. He’ll be joined by Daniel Sholler of Collibra, who will explain the current vision for enabling enterprise data governance programs that work. He’ll discuss proven approaches for designing, implementing and managing data governance initiatives, and will also s...    See details...
From machine learning to digital twins, the future of business has arrived. Today's pioneers synthesize an array of modern technologies to create solutions that scale. They begin with the end in mind, designing next-generation applications that fundamentally improve the user experience. They recognize that today's consumer demands high-quality products and services, and will accept nothing less. Register for this inaugural episode of Fast Forward to learn about this remarkable new class of information systems. Analysts Jim Harris, Ronald van Loon and Eric Kavanagh will offer perspective on the component parts of modern innovation. They'll showcase cutting-edge solutions that leverage analytics, big data, and blockchain. They'll explore ...    See details...
Data may be the new oil, but that doesn’t mean the road ahead is free of trouble. Many analysts have predicted a perfect storm for 2018, with a confluence of forces putting pressure on information managers across all industries: the Global Data Protection Regulation passed by the EU, and Canada’s new Anti-Spam law, combined with increasingly sophisticated hacking techniques, have put data professionals on notice. The time has come to take data protection and privacy much more seriously. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear The Bloor Group explain why these data management challenges have reached a new level, and what organizations can do to protect their information assets. Also presenting will be IDERA Senior Produc...    See details...
You can't connect the dots if you don't collect the dots. So goes a long-standing mantra in detective work, as well as policing and surveillance in general. These days, a whole host of laws and regulations require that police departments and other organizations retain surveillance footage for longer than ever, especially for body cams and other equipment used in the pursuit and apprehension of suspects. Register for this episode of InsideAnalysis to learn from industry analyst Kevin L Jackson, as he explains how a new reality for digital evidence requires a different approach by law enforcement and government agencies. He'll be joined by several special guests and host Eric Kavanagh, who will discuss how an array of new technologies can ...    See details...
The power of data and analytics in today's information economy is so strong that two new seats have opened up in the C-Suite: the CDO and the CAO. Chief Data Officers complement CIOs, and tend to focus on the nuts and bolts of data strategies. Chief Analytics Officers roll up their sleeves and find ways to optimize the use of analytics throughout the organization. Success in today's business world requires that these senior executives get what they need, both in terms of technology and data. Register for this episode of Hot Technologies to hear veteran Analyst Jen Underwood of Impact Analytix explain how organizations can find the right balance for their unique culture and business model. She'll provide insights for identifying the opti...    See details...
Get ready for a bonanza of multi-media business models! Outtakes? Remakes? New storylines woven from old films? We'll see all of that and more in the next generation of New Media content. That's party because of epic forces like YouTube, but it's also made possible by a remarkable downward bend in the cost curve for storing massive amounts of video footage. And not just cold storage, but hot! What does this mean for your business, or just your entertainment needs? Check out this episode of #InsideAnalysis to find out! Host @Eric_Kavanagh will interview several industry experts, including Sam Bogoch of Axlem Alex Kruglov of Smiletime, Meghan Bodenstab of RIPL, Mike Svatek of RIVET WORKS, and Whit Jackson of Wasabi. REGISTER...    See details...
When organizations conduct an objective Data Maturity assessment for the first time, they often awake to a sobering reality: their data maturity level is much lower than anticipated. The journey to organizational maturity requires a balanced approach, focusing on both data and business processes. A focus on continuous improvement is vital to achieving breakthrough results and to balance data and process alignment. IDERA Senior Product Manager Ron Huizenga will discuss various aspects of data architecture and governance utilizing the Data Maturity Model as a benchmark. He will also discuss the importance of business process modeling and process maturity as the foundation for any business improvement initiative, and as an enabler of data matu...    See details...
For decades, a chasm between IT and the business has undermined the ability of many organizations to hit on all cylinders. Today, the pressure of global competition and digital disruption is so great, that a new level of collaboration must be fostered if companies want to thrive. Data can drive the conversations that help these two groups understand each other. And quality analytics can be the carrot. Register for this Hot Technologies webcast to learn from veteran Analyst Wayne Eckerson of Eckerson Group, as he provides insights about how IT and business leaders can collaborate effectively. He'll be joined by Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh and an expert speaker from Alteryx, who will share their thoughts and best practices for fostering ...    See details...
We stand on the precipice of a healthcare revolution. Genomics and the spectrum of life sciences have reached a pinnacle in human history. Now, as a critical mass of information is analyzed at scale, a whole new world of potential begins. Register for this Web seminar to learn about imminent advances in healthcare. Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh will be joined by Evan Kirstel of UC Strategies, and David Friend of Wasabi. REGISTER...    See details...
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...
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...

Bloor group research

Data may be the new oil, but every sword cuts both ways. Just as with any valuable asset, there are liabilities associated with data. The key to success in today's world is to ensure that you have sound policies in place for managing data, especi...
Database is the new black. Ever the backbone of information management architectures, database technology continually evolves to meet growing and changing business needs. New types of data and applications make the database more important then ever, ...
A sea change is underway. The old constraints are fading, while a bold new vision unfolds. The Data Lake represents more than another type of information reservoir. It embodies a fundamental change in the data management industry itself. Tools, techn...
This primary research project, conducted by David Loshin and Abie Reifer of DecisionWorx in conjunction with The Bloor Group, will examine the real-world use of technologies and solutions that comprise the Hadoop/Big Data Management enterprise enviro...
The holy grail for analytics is to enable actionable insights and meaningful knowledge discovery. Consequently, the areas of BI and analytics are rapidly producing innovative technologies that fuel the big data-driven enterprise. While this is good ...

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