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The emergence of big data analytics and the adoption of data lake architecture cause many to question the future of data warehousing. Yet recent surveys show that more than 60% of companies are still operating between 2 and 5 data warehouses. Many people have talked about eliminating the data warehouse altogether. But the reality is that the data warehouse offers value that the data lake doesn’t address and — vice versa. The real challenge is how to combine the data warehouse with a data lake architecture, modern data pipelines, and analytics use cases. Join us to learn how automation and agile data engineering step up to the challenges of data warehouse modernization. You Will Learn: -The key challenges of legacy data warehousing ...    See details...
The modern world of data won't fit into a lake, let alone a warehouse. Valuable data sources have proliferated to the point where the concept of a centralized repository for all enterprise data no longer makes much sense. The key today is visibility into -- and across -- vast data sets; combined with the ability to visualize and query disparate data at the speed of business. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh explain how the world of business intelligence has changed, and why a new approach is necessary. He'll be joined by Ruhollah Farchtchi and Mary Flynn of Zoomdata who will demonstrate how their company's platform was designed from the ground up to handle the speed, variety and comple...    See details...
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but its architects understood the need for long-term strategic planning. The same holds true for modern data architectures, which must durably span on-prem data centers and the ever-expanding array of cloud providers. That's no small challenge in a world burgeoning with big data, vexed by global hackers, pressed by expanding regulations, and driven by the demands of both public and private companies in highly competitive markets. Register for this inaugural episode of How Data Works to learn from Hortonworks VP of Marketing and Sales Scott Clinton, who will explain why smart information architecture must underpin the creation and management of an enterprise data fabric. He'll be joined by Bloor Group CEO an...    See details...
Modern data pipelines are more complex than traditional data warehousing pipelines. They must support a multiplicity of data sources, data types, and use cases; they must be designed and deployed in an agile manner; they must support batch, mini-batch, and streaming data flows, and, they must meet service level agreements for data quality, availability, and consistency. Many organizations are turning to data catalogs to support modern data pipelines. Data catalogs can automate the tagging and organization of ingested content and derived data sets, harmonize data flowing through multiple new and existing pipelines, support data curation processes, and enable business users to explore content for analysis. This Webinar will explore the rol...    See details...
Timing really is everything, especially in a highly connected world. As the Internet of Things continues to reshape every industry, today's most forward-thinking organizations are discovering the remarkable power of edge computing. By capturing, analyzing and acting on data at the edge, these innovators are solving business challenges as they arise, and capitalizing on opportunities in near-real-time. The critical success factor is a robust, optimized information architecture. Register for this episode of How Data Works to hear Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh explain how the combination of edge computing and real-time intelligence creates a whole new solution set for organizations to leverage. He'll be joined by Dinesh Chandrasekhar from H...    See details...
The results are in, and businesses around the world concur: data is the key to improving user experience, the #1 concern of senior managers globally. More to the point, data that leads to valuable customer insights is mission critical. However, most companies admit they lack the necessary tools, technologies and best practices to consistently deliver trusted data to stakeholders. What's a data-driven organization to do? Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn how today's innovative enterprises orchestrate increasingly powerful technologies and methods for ensuring the delivery of timely, trusted insights. He'll be joined by Erin Haselkorn of Experian, who will share results from a recent survey that canvassed a wide range...    See details...
Architecture matters. That's why today's innovators are taking a hard look at streaming data, an increasingly attractive option that can transform business in several ways: replacing aging data ingestion techniques like ETL; solving long-standing data quality challenges; improving business processes ranging from sales and marketing to logistics and procurement; or any number of activities related to accelerating data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics. Register for this DM Radio Deep Dive Webinar to learn how streaming data can rejuvenate or supplant traditional data management practices. Host Eric Kavanagh will explain how streaming-first architectures can relieve data engineers from time-consuming, error-prone processes, ...    See details...
The transformative power of machine learning cannot be denied, but achieving business value has proven elusive for many organizations. There are several key challenges in the process: a) deciding on the right process to augment; b) determining the optimal algorithms for the use case; c) gathering enough quality data to train the algorithms; and, last but not least, d) operationalizing the results of machine learning. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh explain why machine learning projects must embrace the end-to-end process in order to be effective. He'll be joined by Harish Doddi of Datatron, who will share his company's recent experiences in deploying machine learning modules for sever...    See details...
Popularized by Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, graph technology now enjoys widespread recognition in the field of data analytics and discovery. Unlike relational or column-store databases, graph solutions are optimized for understanding relationships between entities, which greatly facilitates the analysis of vast data sets. In an increasingly connected world, this kind of technology holds tremendous promise for solving complex business challenges in real-time. Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Bloor Group CEO Eric Kavanagh explain how a wave of innovation in graph technology is reshaping the world of analytics at-scale. He'll be joined by Gaurav Deshpande of TigerGraph, who will share details of his company's techni...    See details...
Traditional data warehousing has long used batch jobs to move, load and transform data for decision making. But as data volumes rise and the velocity of business grows, more organizations are opting to move and process data in real-time or near real-time. Batch processing is giving way to mini-batches fueled by replication and change data capture as well as stream processing in which events are captured, processed, and analyzed as they happen. Many companies today have a mix of batch, mini-batch, and stream-based processing. The questions is whether organizations should embrace streaming as the default mode of data acquisition? Several vendors are now pitching streaming-first architectures and extolling the benefits of processing data i...    See details...
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, structure...    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...

Bloor group research

2-day Data Management course Locations: Chicago and Atlanta Dates: October 15th & 16th (Chicago) and October 18th & 19th (Atlanta) Most organizations today are dealing with multiple silos of information. These include cloud and on-pre...
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...

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