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DECEMBER

The Briefing Room with Mark Madsen and ExtraHop

Live Wire: The Next Dimension for Streaming Analytics

Knowing what’s happening in your enterprise right now can mark the difference between success and failure. The key is to have a rich view of activity, such that analysts and others can explore in a fully multidimensional fashion. Benefiting from such a detailed perspective can help professionals identify the exact nature of problems or opportunities, thus enabling precise actions that make a difference quickly.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature explain how a nexus of innovations for analyzing network traffic can help companies stay on top of their game. He’ll be briefed by Erik Giesa of ExtraHop, who will showcase his company’s stream analytics technology for wire data, which provides real-time, multidimensional views of network traffic. He’ll share success stories of how ExtraHop has solved otherwise intractable problems and enabled a new level of root-cause analysis.

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The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Aerospike

Tectonic Shift: A New Foundation for the Data-Driven Business

If you need a barometer for just how much business has evolved in the last decade, just look at the explosion of database options. Like the transition from network TV to cable, and then onto satellite, the database market has grown from three major players to dozens, and recently to scores. At the razor’s edge of these options are the products designed for the data-driven enterprise, which requires speed at Web scale.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran database Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor, as he explains the evolution of database, how we got here, and where the market is headed. He’ll be briefed by former Wall Street Research Analyst and current Head of Strategy at Aerospike, Peter Goldmacher, who will demonstrate the importance of depth over breadth in a NoSQL database company’s product. He’ll also discuss several use cases where “speed at scale” helped transform business.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Algebraix

A Level Playing Field: Advanced Analytics for All

The benefits of advanced analytics are well known. Blue chip companies from Wall Street to Silicon Valley have been generating business value for years, by designing data-driven products, streamlining operations, predicting customer behavior, and identifying unique opportunities. Traditionally, the software and services necessary to glean these insights has been prohibitively expensive for all but the largest enterprises. That’s all changing.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain how the landscape for analytics is changing. He’ll be briefed by Ed White of Algebraix Data, who will showcase his company’s analytics-as-a-service offering. He’ll discuss how their new delivery model that blends Cloud, Algebraix and open-source technologies, plus an expert Data Science team, can cut the traditional price tag by 90% or more.

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NOVEMBER

The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and EnterpriseWeb

Dynamic Architectures and the Future of Enterprise Computing

Many tremendous innovations over the past few years have fundamentally transformed the way companies can harness the power of data. The biggest hurdle today? Legacy information architectures. The information systems of yesteryear were not built for the size, speed and volatility of the data-driven business. A new, much more dynamic approach to enterprise computing must be adopted for these advances to take hold.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains the sweeping changes overtaking the enterprise IT stack. He’ll be briefed by Dave Duggal of EnterpriseWeb, who will showcase SmartAlex®, his company’s intelligent software agent that dynamically connects, transforms and integrates diverse and distributed APIs. SmartAlex liberates people from time-consuming and repetitive technical tasks so they can focus on composing value-added business solutions.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Teradata Aster

Beyond Discovery: Visual Analytics for Actionable Insights

The success of big data analytics hinges on operationalizing insights quickly. Dashboards and discovery tools can deliver meaningful information, but in order to generate business value, organizations need to fuse visual analytics with purpose-built applications, and create the right user experience for data. The key is to provide an end-to-end analytical process that empowers users with access to actionable data and delivers compelling visualizations to drive decisions.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains how organizations can address complex analytics on big data. He’ll be briefed by Sri Raghavan of Teradata, who will provide an overview of his company’s multi-genre advanced analytics solution. He will discuss several use cases and demonstrate how the Aster AppCenter can deliver dynamic visual insights through business-driven apps.

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The Briefing Room with Richard Hackathorn, Robin Bloor and Teradata

Analytics in Action: Leveraging the Cloud for Faster Business Value

An enterprise IT infrastructure depends heavily on the ability to expand when needed and adapt to modern applications. While on-premises systems have historically provided a stable and reliable backbone, many organizations are discovering that the demands of business growth are creating rigid, monolithic data centers. Cloud services offer alluring solutions for revitalizing the IT environment, but is corporate culture ready to make the shift?

Register for this Special Edition of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analysts Richard Hackathorn and Dr. Robin Bloor as they discuss the potential outcomes when moving critical enterprise services – such as data warehousing and analytics – to the cloud. They’ll be joined by Brian Wood of Teradata as they flesh out several case studies and examine the serious questions organizations should consider before a traditional system upgrade.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and TIBCO

How to Navigate Big Data with Ad Hoc Visual Discovery

Make no mistake: Big Data can provide big value to any business, but gleaning insights from these new sources of information requires a novel set of techniques and technologies. Most Big Data sets defy relational models, and instead call for a combination of approaches that extend beyond the traditional means for accessing and processing data. That’s why visual discovery can play such a pivotal role in expediting time to value with Big Data.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why the analysis of Big Data calls for a new paradigm of tools and methods. He will be briefed by Thomas Blomberg of TIBCO Spotfire, who will highlight the ease with which Spotfire can deliver fast, extensible analytics on diverse data sets. Hector Martinez, also from Spotfire, will demonstrate Spotfire’s in-memory data engine, in-database connectivity and on-demand visualizations.

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OCTOBER

The Briefing Room with David Loshin and Embarcadero

Agile, Automated, Aware: How to Model for Success

Data management teams face some tough challenges these days. Organizations need business-driven visibility that enables understanding and awareness of enterprise data assets – without worrying about definitions and change management. But with information architectures evolving into a hybrid mix of data objects and data services built over relational databases as well as big data stores, serving up accurately defined, reusable data can become a complex issue.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst David Loshin as he explains the importance of agile, automated workflows in today’s enterprise. He’ll be briefed by Ron Huizenga of Embarcadero, who will discuss how his company’s ER/Studio suite approaches data modeling and management from a modern architecture standpoint. He will explain that unifying the way information is represented can not only eliminate the need for costly workarounds, but also foster collaboration between data architects, developers and business users.

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The Briefing Room with Mark Madsen and Striim

Is ETL Now a 4-Letter Word? Preparing for Streaming Analytics

Organizations worldwide are learning hard lessons these days about the constraints of dated information systems. The time-tested process of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) is fast losing its ability to cope with the volume, velocity and variety of Big Data coming down the pike. Forward-thinking companies are therefore prepping the battlefield by designing on-ramps to the future of streaming analytics.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Analyst Mark Madsen explain how a new era of data solutions is rising to the challenge of streaming data. He’ll be briefed by Steve Wilkes, founder and CTO of the Striim platform. Steve will share how enterprises are turning to streaming data integration, in-memory transformations and continuous processing to achieve the goals of ETL in milliseconds – at a fraction of the cost and complexity of legacy systems. Several case studies will be shared.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Teradata RainStor

First in Class: Optimizing the Data Lake for Tighter Integration

Hadoop data lakes are emerging as peers to corporate data warehouses. However, successful data management solutions require a fusion of all relevant data, new and old, which has proven challenging for many companies. With a data lake that’s been optimized for fast queries, solid governance and lifecycle management, users can take data management to a whole new level.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he discusses the relevance of data lakes in today’s information landscape. He’ll be briefed by Mark Cusack of Teradata, who will explain how his company’s archiving solution has developed into a storage point for raw data. He’ll show how the proven compression, scalability and governance of Teradata RainStor combined with Hadoop can enable an optimized data lake that serves as both reservoir for historical data and as a “system of record” for the enterprise.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and RedPoint Global

Down to Business: How to Ensure Success with Big Data

Some of the most successful implementations of Hadoop involve traditional business applications, the kind which keep the trains running on time. These stories may not get the headlines, but they’re indicative of the most effective solutions running today. And the reason is simple: They’re focused on critical business issues, not futuristic ideas.

Register today to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he discusses the importance of converging enterprise data integration with intelligence and scalability. He’ll be briefed by George Corugedo of RedPoint Global, who will provide examples of how the convergence of scalable cloud platforms, ever-expanding data sources and intelligent execution can help ensure the success of Big Data projects.

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SEPTEMBER

The Briefing Room with John Myers and MapR

Full Speed Ahead: Hadoop and Spark for Big Data Applications

The revolution has begun. One project at a time, a new breed of mission-critical systems are rolling out, and fundamentally changing the way business is done. These applications require new levels of performance, including high availability, disaster recovery, multi-tenancy and resource management. What’s at the foundation of these game-changing solutions? Almost without exception, you’ll find open-source technologies like Hadoop and Spark, which are combined with all manner of traditional systems as part of this wholesale transformation.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst John Myers as he explains the increasing array of Apache Hadoop components and functionality available today. He’ll be briefed by Sameer Nori of MapR, who will discuss how the MapR Distribution for Hadoop delivers open source innovations with enterprise capabilities to create a high performance platform for big data applications. He’ll show how MapR customers are leveraging this combination to run a variety of use cases on the same platform in order to increase revenue, reduce risk and lower cost.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and HP Security Voltage

To Serve and Protect: Making Sense of Hadoop Security

Hadoop is rapidly becoming a development platform and dominant server environment, and organizations are keen to take advantage of its massively scalable – and relatively inexpensive – resources. It is not, however, without its limitations, and it often requires a contingent of complementary components in order to behave within an information architecture. One area often overlooked is security, a factor that, if not considered from the onset, can insert great risk when putting sensitive data in Hadoop.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he discusses how security was never a design point for Hadoop and what organizations can do about it. He’ll be briefed by Sudeep Venkatesh of HP Security Voltage, who will explain the intricacies surrounding a secure Hadoop implementation. He will show how techniques like format-preserving and partial-field encryption can allow for analytics over protected data, with zero performance impact.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Pepperdata

The Hadoop Guarantee: Keeping Analytics Running On Time

Industry researchers agree: the importance of Hadoop will continue to grow as more companies recognize the range of benefits they can reap, from lower-cost storage to better business insights. At the same time, advances in the Hadoop ecosystem are addressing many of the key concerns that have hampered adoption, including performance and reliability. As a result, Hadoop is fast becoming a first-class citizen in the world of enterprise computing.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain how the Hadoop ecosystem is evolving into a mature foundation for managing enterprise data. He’ll be briefed by Sean Suchter of Pepperdata, who will explain how his company’s software brings predictability and reliability to Hadoop through dynamic, policy-based controls and monitoring. He’ll show how to guarantee service-level agreements by slowing down low-priority tasks as needed. He’ll also discuss the holy grail of Hadoop: how to enable mixed workloads.

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The Briefing Room with Mark Madsen and Trifacta

The Role of Data Wrangling in Driving Hadoop Adoption

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

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

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AUGUST

The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Impetus

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

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

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

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The Briefing Room with Mark Madsen and Cisco

All Together Now: Connected Analytics for the Internet of Everything

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

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

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The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Splice Machine

Goodbye, Bottlenecks: How Scale-Out and In-Memory Solve ETL

The ETL process was born out of necessity, and for decades it has been the glue between data sources and target applications. But as data growth soars and increased competition demands real-time data, standard ETL has become brittle and often unmanageable. Scaling up resources can do the trick, but it’s very costly and only a matter of time before the processes hit another bottleneck. When outmoded ETL stands in the way of real-time analytics, it might be time to consider a completely new approach.

Watch this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains how modern, data-driven architectures must adopt an equally capable data integration strategy. He’ll be briefed by Rich Reimer of Splice Machine, who will discuss how his company solves ETL performance issues and enables real-time analytics and reports on big data. He will show that by leveraging the scale-out power of Hadoop and the in-memory speed of Spark, users can bring both analytical and operational systems together, eventually performing transformations only when needed.

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JULY

The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Modus Operandi

The Biggest Picture: Situational Awareness on a Global Level

The analytic bottlenecks of yesterday need not apply today. The boundaries are also falling thanks in large part to the abundance of third-party data. The most data-driven companies these days are finding creative ways to dynamically incorporate data from within and beyond the firewall, thus building highly accurate, multidimensional views of their business, customer, competition or other subject areas.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains the magnitude of change that’s occurring in the world of data, why it’s happening now, and how you can take advantage. He’ll be briefed by Mike Gilger, who will showcase his company’s enterprise analytics platform, which combines a range of battle-tested functionality to deliver dynamic situational awareness that can leverage a comprehensive array of data sets. He’ll explain how the platform’s reasoner benefits from a highly scalable rules engine, and a flexible modeling capability that can optimize data storage virtually on the fly.

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The Briefing Room with Krish Krishnan and Teradata

Structurally Sound: How to Tame Your Architecture

Technology changes all the time, but the basic needs of the business are the same: BI and analytics. With new types of data, various analytics engines and multiple systems, giving business users seamless access to enterprise data can be a rather daunting process. One solution is to provide a complete fabric that spans the organization, touching all data points and masking the complexity behind disparate sources.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Krish Krishnan as he explores how and why architectures have changed over the years. He’ll be briefed by Imad Birouty of Teradata, who will discuss his company’s QueryGrid, an analytics solution designed to provide access to data across all systems. He will show how QueryGrid essentially creates a logical data warehouse and enables users to leverage SQL over multiple data types.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Actian

SQL In Hadoop: Big Data Innovation Without the Risk

Innovation often implies risk, which is why businesses have many issues to weigh when considering change. Yet the remarkable growth of data is driving many traditional systems into the ground, forcing information workers to take a critical look at their existing tools. Technologies like Hadoop offer economical solutions to big data management, but to truly take advantage of its capabilities, organizations must modernize their infrastructure.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains how and why organizations should improve legacy systems. He is briefed by Todd Untrecht of Actian, who touts his company’s Actian Vortex, a SQL-in-Hadoop solution. He shows how integrating a SQL engine directly in the Hadoop cluster can lead to faster analytics and greater control, while still maintaining existing investments.

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JUNE

The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and SYSTAP

The Perfect Fit: Scalable Graph for Big Data

There’s a reason why the biggest Web companies these days leverage graph technology: it is incredibly powerful for revealing a wide range of insights. Unlike other analytical databases, graph can very quickly identify the kinds of patterns that lead to better business decisions. Though relatively nascent in existing data centers, graph databases are proving to be well-suited for all kinds of business use cases, from clustering and hypothesis generation to failure detection and cyber analytics.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he discusses how semantic technology fits in the spectrum of database and discovery solutions. He’ll be briefed by Brad Bebee of SYSTAP, who will showcase his company’s Blazegraph products and Mapgraph technology. He will explain how SYSTAP’s approach overcomes the challenge of scalability, and how graph technology’s powerful data management capabilities can deliver better enterprise performance and analytics using GPUs and other approaches.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and HP Security Voltage

So Sensitive: Why Data Awareness Matters More Than Ever

As the information economy relies increasingly on Cloud-based services, organizations in every industry find themselves reevaluating their data strategies. There are more opportunities for leveraging data than ever before, but also more exposure, and a much larger pool of risk. That’s why data awareness is more important than ever: companies need to be very diligent about data provenance, usage and security.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he outlines why the data landscape is changing, and how organizations can optimize their use of information assets. He’ll be briefed by Farshad Ghazi of HP Security Voltage, who will explain how his company’s platform helps senior executives sleep at night. He’ll demonstrate how an array of tools can help ensure the integrity of sensitive data, including Payment Card Information (PCI), Personal Health Information (PHI), and Personal Identity Information.

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The Briefing Room with Rick van der Lans and Think Big, A Teradata Company

The Maturity Model: Taking the Growing Pains Out of Hadoop

Hadoop is arguably one of the most disruptive technologies of the last decade. Once lauded solely for its ability to transform the speed of batch processing, it has marched steadily forward and promulgated an array of performance-enhancing accessories, notably Spark and YARN. Hadoop has evolved into much more than a file system and batch processor, and it now promises to stand as the data management and analytics backbone for enterprises.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Rick van der Lans, as he discusses the emerging roles of Hadoop within the analytics ecosystem. He’ll be briefed by Ron Bodkin of Think Big, a Teradata Company, who will explore Hadoop’s maturity spectrum, from typical entry use cases all the way up the value chain. He’ll show how enterprises that already use Hadoop in production are finding new ways to exploit its power and build creative, dynamic analytics environments.

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The Briefing Room with Malcolm Chisholm and Druva

Rethinking Data Availability and Governance in a Mobile World

The emergence of the mobile workforce has left an indelible mark on the enterprise; every employee is now mobile, and business data continues to be dispatched to the far reaches of the enterprise. While this has added enormous opportunity for increased productivity, it has also muddied the waters when it comes to controlling and protecting valuable data assets. As companies quickly evolve to address the new set of challenges posed by this shift in data usage, IT must ensure that all data, no matter where it’s generated or stored, is available and governed just as if it were still safely behind the corporate firewall.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Malcolm Chisholm as he explains the myriad challenges that mobile data introduces when addressing regulations and compliance needs, requiring new approaches to data governance. He’ll be briefed by Dave Packer of Druva, who will outline his company’s converged data protection strategy, which brings data center class capabilities to backup, availability and governance for the mobile workforce. He will share strategies to meet regional data residency, data recovery, legal hold and eDiscovery requirements and more.

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The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Predixion

Predictive Insights: Turning Machine Data Into Intelligent Action

From Big Data to the Internet of Things, new market forces are creating a wealth of opportunities and some serious challenges in the information management space. The ubiquity of sensors and devices is not only generating tremendous volumes of data, but it’s doing so at a record pace. The key to deriving the most value from these streaming sources involves applying analytics as data is generated, and giving users the means to identify and predict operational results.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he outlines how the Internet of Things is causing an inevitable shift in analytics and architectures. He’ll be briefed by Steve Stover of Predixion, who will tout his company’s solution for analyzing IoT data, which enables advanced analytics to run in the cloud, on the gateway or on device. He will show how putting the power of predictive in the hands of those who take action can foster deeper insights and ultimately drive more intelligent business outcomes.

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MAY

The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and GoodData

The Big Connection: Improving Business with Insights as a Service

The power of analytics can transform any business, but the road to insights can be long and expensive. That’s why a growing number of companies are exploring the practice of insights as a service. By circumventing the most challenging components of high quality analysis, these organizations are solving a wide range of business challenges quickly and effectively: from understanding customer behavior to finding new lines of business; from streamlining operations to avoiding customer churn.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains why so many companies are now renting analytics instead of building or buying. He’ll also demonstrate how the explosion of cloud data sources affects the analytic process. He’ll be briefed by Jeff Morris of GoodData, who will discuss his company’s cloud analytics platform, a solution designed to connect customer source systems to foster well-informed insights. He will show how quantifying your customers can enhance and expedite the lifetime value of these investments.

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The Briefing Room with William McKnight and HP Security Voltage

The Anywhere Enterprise: Enabling Tomorrow's Information Workers

The cloud presents all kinds of opportunities for today’s enterprise, from anywhere access to anything-as-a-service. While organizations are keen to reap the benefits the cloud offers, many fall shy of adoption for two reasons: security and control. Sensitive data must be protected at all stages of its lifecycle, no matter how much it moves around. At the same time, those charged with managing that data must have the ability to retain ownership and authority over provisioning access – a challenge that some methods have been unable to solve.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst William McKnight as he discusses the practical considerations for cloud deployments and the ease of protecting data. He’ll be briefed by Farshad Ghazi of HP Security Voltage, who will show how his company addresses data security and access concerns for the cloud. He will explain that by leveraging data-centric security through format-preserving encryption, tokenization and stateless key management, users protect their data while maintaining visibility and control, without the risk of breach or exposure. HP Security Voltage customer Andy Simmons of Korn Ferry/Futurestep will join the discussion and demonstrate how his company has benefitted from this solution.

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APRIL

The Briefing Room with John Myers and Pentaho

Big Data Refinery: Distilling Value for User-Driven Analytics

A well-oiled enterprise depends upon the quality of its data. From business intelligence to data science, users require clean, governed data sets to blend, enrich and explore, without worrying about changes in data flows or models. The shortest path to insight involves providing users with direct access to the data preparation process and the ability to blend data from highly diverse sources – but what are the risks?

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst John Myers as he outlines best practices for the self-service, intelligent enterprise. He’ll be briefed by Chuck Yarbrough of Pentaho, who will tout his company’s Big Data Integration and Analytics Platform and discuss Big Data Blueprints, the Streamlined Data Refinery, a virtual on-demand data mart generator that gives users access to the data they need. He will also explain how well-governed data orchestration, along with pragmatic design patterns, can create an agile analytics environment for information workers across the board.

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The Briefing Room with David Loshin and OpenText

Understanding What’s Possible: Getting Business Value from Big Data Quickly

To be successful and practical in delivering meaningful insights, companies must embrace the three pillars of enterprise analytics: scalability, open standards, and speed to value. In doing so, organizations enable a range of options that can satisfy both data scientists and self-service business users alike. But getting there requires a thoughtful approach — and some enterprise knowledge of statistical modeling. How can your company stay ahead of the game?

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst David Loshin, as he explains why the fundamentals will always apply to the high-stakes game of analytics. He’ll be briefed by Allen Bonde of Actuate, now part of OpenText, who will showcase his company’s intelligence platform, which was designed from the ground up to embrace open standards and was purpose-built to serve large enterprises with a wide range of data needs. He’ll demonstrate recent success stories using a number of Big Data sources, including device and machine data.

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The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and Think Big, A Teradata Company

The Great Data Lakes: How to Approach a Big Data Implementation

The more things change in Big Data, the more they stay the same. Indeed, there are many similarities between a Hadoop-based Data Lake and today’s modern Data Warehouse. Regardless of platform, information workers must still be able to turn their assets into action quickly, without taking a hit on governance or downstream performance.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor as he explains the challenges facing organizations who endeavor on Big Data projects. He’ll be briefed by Rick Stellwagen of Think Big, a Teradata Company, who will outline his company’s approach to handling Big Data implementations. Rick will discuss the role of the data lake, and how timely response of queries is critical for reporting and analysis.

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MARCH

The Briefing Room with Dr. Robin Bloor and SAP

The New Simple: Predictive Analytics for the Mainstream

The Achilles heel of predictive has been the same for years: complexity. From the time-consuming process of data preparation, to the ongoing challenge of designing and scoring the best models, analysts have felt the pinch of highly manual processes multiplied by seemingly innumerable options. That’s all changing these days, thanks to simplified, intuitive modeling environments that capitalize on intelligent automation and dynamic, business-friendly interfaces and experiences.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor, as he explains why the power of predictive analytics now extends to a much broader audience than ever before. He’ll be briefed by Mike Watschke of SAP, who will demonstrate how to create a predictive modeling environment for both business analysts and data scientists. He’ll show how several innovations have simplified the lifecycle of predictive analytics, empowering business users to leverage hundreds of predictive models, even scoring them in real-time, while realizing a faster and more actionable outcome.

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The Briefing Room with Dr. Richard Hackathorn, Dr. Robin Bloor and Teradata

Achieving Business Value by Fusing Hadoop and Corporate Data

Hadoop data lakes are emerging as peers to corporate data warehouses. However, successful analytic solutions require a fusion of all relevant data, big and small, which has proven challenging for many companies. By allowing business analysts to quickly access data wherever it rests, success factors shift to focus on three key aspects: 1) business objectives, 2) organizational workflow, and 3) data placement.

Register for this Special Edition of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Richard Hackathorn as he provides details from his recent research report focused on success stories using Teradata QueryGrid. Examples of use cases described will include:

*Joining sensor data in Hadoop with data warehouse labor schedules in seconds
*How bridging corporate cultures and systems creates new business opportunities
*The 360 view of customer journeys using weblogs in Hadoop via BI tools
*How can you put the data where you want and query it however you want
*Virtualizing Hadoop data with Teradata QueryGrid

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and IBM Cloudant

Framing the Argument: How to Scale Faster with NoSQL

Context matters. Perspective matters. Thinking outside the box? That’s often the key! While the Structured Query Language remains the lingua Franca of data, there are some views of the world that are best rendered with the benefit of NoSQL engines. As usual, that’s easier said than done. How can your organization migrate from a structured query to unstructured or semi-structured query language?

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to find out! Veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor will provide a detailed assessment of serious considerations when using NoSQL engines in conjunction with SQL. He’ll be briefed by Ryan Millay of IBM Cloudant, who will showcase his company’s solution, and how it’s addressing the more vexing challenges facing today’s information managers.

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The Briefing Room with Phil Bowermaster and Tableau

Deeper Questions: How Interactive Visualization Empowers Analysis

Analytics is a process of understanding. Analytics should be fun. If the process requires too much preparation, the flow becomes turbulent, and the work tends to become unproductive. Avoiding such hurdles requires an analytical workflow that moves through the component stages smoothly. If analysts can move quickly through ideas, they can iterate at a pace that fosters insights and fends off frustration.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from Analyst Phil Bowermaster, as he explains how interactive data visualization can reveal valuable business insights. He’ll be briefed by Ellie Fields of Tableau, who will showcase her company’s 9.0 release. She’ll demonstrate a number of key features, including improvements such as parallel query, vectorization, parallel aggregation and saved query cache. She’ll also talk about the importance of flow: the ability to answer questions at interactive speed.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor, Trifacta and Zoomdata

Data Wrangling and the Art of Big Data Discovery

Square pegs and round holes don’t get along, which is one reason why traditional data management approaches simply won’t work for Big Data. The variety and velocity of data types flying at us today require a new strategy for identifying, streamlining and utilizing information assets and processes. Decades-old technology won’t cut it – a combination of new tools and techniques must be used to enable effective discovery of insights in a timely fashion.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor explain why today’s data landscape calls for a much different data management approach. He’ll be briefed by Trifacta and Zoomdata, who will show how their technologies use a range of functionality – including machine learning – to help companies “wrangle” their data. They’ll also demonstrate the optimal step-by-step process of working with new data types.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Cisco

A Connected Data Landscape: Virtualization and the Internet of Things

Data at rest, data in motion – regardless of its trajectory, data remains the lifeblood of today’s information economy. But finding a way to bridge old systems with new opportunities requires an innovative data strategy, one that takes advantage of multiple processing technologies. With the optimal architecture in place, companies can harness years of work in traditional information systems, while opening the door to the flood of new data sources available.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor, as he explains how data virtualization and other data technologies fundamentally change what’s possible with data access, movement and analysis. He’ll be briefed by David Besemer of Cisco, who will discuss how this new kind of data strategy can enable the integration of legacy systems, Cloud computing and the Internet of Things. He’ll also answer questions about how Big Data and the IoT are helping to redefine the practice of data management.

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FEBRUARY

The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Tableau

Drive It Home: A Roadmap for Today's Data-Driven Culture

The path to analysis can take many forms, but the mantra in today’s competitive world is speed. No longer can companies take months to roll out analytical applications. Self-service is the standard call from business analysts looking to optimize their operations. Designing an intuitive self-service environment can be a serious challenge, however. That’s why many companies are employing proven methodologies for rolling out valuable analytical solutions.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor, as he explains why a methodology can help ensure the success of analytical applications. He’ll be briefed by Ted Wasserman of Tableau Software, who will discuss his company’s Drive initiative, which was designed to help companies foster an analytic culture. He’ll explain how Drive provides a roadmap for analytic success that focuses on securing quick wins, then building momentum with an interactive, business-focused approach.

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The Briefing Room with David Loshin and Datawatch

Moving Targets: Harnessing Real-time Value from Data in Motion

Patience may be a virtue, but when it comes to streaming analytics, waiting is no option. Between Big Data and the Internet of Things, businesses are faced with more data and greater complexity than ever before. Traditional information architectures simply cannot support the kind of processing necessary to make use of this fast-moving resource. The modern context requires a shorter path to analytics, one that narrows the gap between governance and discovery

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst David Loshin as he explains how the prevalence of streaming data is changing business pace and processes. He’ll be briefed by Dan Potter of Datawatch, who will tout his company’s real-time data discovery platform for data in motion. He will show how self-service data preparation can lead to faster insights, ultimately fostering the ability to make precise decisions at the right time.

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The Briefing Room with Mark Madsen and WebAction

Time Difference: How a New Architecture Changes the Game

In our increasingly interconnected world, the windows of opportunity for meaningful action are shrinking. Where hours once sufficed, minutes are now the norm. For some transactions, seconds make all the difference, even sub-seconds. Meeting these demands requires a new approach to information architecture, one that embraces the many innovations that are fundamentally changing the data-driven economy.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Mark Madsen of Third Nature as he explains how a confluence of advances are changing the nature of data management. He’ll be briefed by Sami Akbay of WebAction, who will showcase his company’s real-time data platform, designed from the ground up to meet the challenges of leveraging Big Data in concert with all manner of operational enterprise systems.

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JANUARY

The Briefing Room with William McKnight and Splice Machine

Crawl, Walk, Run: How to Get Started with Hadoop

People get excited when shiny a new technology comes along, especially when it promises to solve major pain points. But sometimes jumping in with both feet too soon can cause unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. When organizations want to take advantage of the next big thing, it’s important to first take a hard look at what the company’s needs and resources are before making the big leap into the unknown.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst William McKnight as he explains how Hadoop is transitioning from a novel concept to a key component of modern data management architectures. He’ll be briefed by Rich Reimer of Splice Machine, who will discuss how they have helped customers get started in Hadoop with an Operational Data Lake, a Hadoop-based, scale-out solution designed to replace stressed out Operational Data Stores (ODSs). He will show an Operational Data Lake becomes a great on-ramp to Big Data, ensuring that companies get immediate value from their Hadoop investment and avoid the trap of the never-ending “science” project.

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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and RedPoint Global

Big Data Enabled: How YARN Changes the Game

Context is king in the realm of Big Data. With enough perspective on a customer or prospect, organizations can fine-tune their offerings in game-changing ways. Today’s cutting-edge companies are viewing their customers within the context of a decade or more of interactions, and across multiple channels. How so? Real-time integration with social media and other customer channels can now result in actionable insights with serious potential.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear veteran Analyst Dr. Robin Bloor, as he describes the changing landscape of data flow, and how that impacts enterprise responsiveness. He’ll be briefed by George Corugedo of RedPoint Global, who will explain how companies are leveraging Hadoop’s YARN architecture to deliver a whole new array of highly responsive, data-driven enterprise applications. He’ll demonstrate how RedPoint’s platform running inside Hadoop can enable a wide range of both real-time and strategic data management functionality, all of which can be applied to any number of critical business processes.

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