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Power Up: How a Digital Backbone Fuels Innovation
Power Up: How a Digital Backbone Fuels Innovation
On: October 25, 2022

Energy – it’s the ultimate business resource. Whether for data centers or race cars, retailers or manufacturers, energy of some form provides the critical current for getting things done. Today, that precious resource carries a very dynamic price point, causing uncertainty across the global economy. How can companies address this…

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Archived Webcasts
Living on the Edge: Where the Wild Things Are
Living on the Edge: Where the Wild Things Are
On: September 29, 2022

Just when you thought the cloud had won that center-of-gravity debate with on-prem, along comes the edge! Granted, edge computing isn’t new, but relatively recent advances have opened new doors for doing remarkable things with computing, and in places that are far from any major data center. Some folks even…

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Language Barrier? When to Use Which Programming Language
Language Barrier? When to Use Which Programming Language
On: September 15, 2022

We’re in the golden age of programming language evolution. Things are moving faster than ever. The pace of technology change has exceeded the pace of most enterprise project lifecycles. Long-term stability and availability are hard to come by, which is why Java and Python 2.7 are still overwhelmingly popular with…

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Where the Use Case Ends… And Other Enterprise Fairy Tales
Where the Use Case Ends… And Other Enterprise Fairy Tales
On: September 8, 2022

Creep, creep, scope creep: Have you any time? Every business understands this never-ending rhyme! Yes, scope creep is a constant challenge for projects, and that’s partly because it’s often hard to define progress, let alone success. Add to this an ever-changing environment (new end points, different tools, drifting data), and…

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Why Real Real-Time Doesn’t First Persist to Disk
Why Real Real-Time Doesn’t First Persist to Disk
On: September 1, 2022

“It was so real; it was really, real; it was realistic!” So spoke Otto, the hero of Alex Cox’s cult classic, Repo Man. He likely didn’t realize how profound that statement would be for the discipline of real-time data processing! We’ve talked about it since the movie debuted in 1983,…

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You *Can* Step in the Same (Data) Stream Twice
You *Can* Step in the Same (Data) Stream Twice
On: August 25, 2022

Controversial Greek philosopher Heraclitus once noted: “No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” But that was for an actual stream of water, not a data stream. With today’s information systems, you can arguably step in the…

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Origin Story: Reinventing the Wheels of Enterprise Software
Origin Story: Reinventing the Wheels of Enterprise Software
On: August 18, 2022

The next generation of software development *will* be televised! That’s the whole mission of SoftWare in Motion, a new multimedia show designed to explore the world’s most cutting-edge enterprise applications. Each week, Hosts @eric_kavanagh and Chris Sachs will examine the component parts of mission-critical systems, unearthing insights about the architecture,…

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Fluid Data and the Future of Cloud
Fluid Data and the Future of Cloud
On: June 21, 2022

Your database, at blazing speed, anywhere. That’s it. This Webinar abstract could end right there, but that would be weird, so here are more details: There’s a new and fascinating way to provision your data. A Bay Area startup has built a cloud-based, in-memory query engine that connects to your…

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Continuous Intelligence: How No-Code Democratizes Analysis
Continuous Intelligence: How No-Code Democratizes Analysis
On: June 14, 2022

Reports and dashboards typically show a moment in time, a snapshot of your business. To understand what’s happening, you need continuous intelligence. This is increasingly possible thanks to the wealth of data points that can now be captured. That long-sought 360 degree view is finally here. The challenges now revolve…

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Real-Time Analytics for Modern Data Apps
Real-Time Analytics for Modern Data Apps
On: April 5, 2022

The Briefing Room with Rockset We’ve heard the buzz around the modern data stack, but what about modern data apps? These span logistics tracking, personalization, risk analytics, and a host of operational intelligence use cases that either deliver fast user-facing analytics or enable organizations to run their businesses in real…

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Best of Your BI – How Data Changes Culture
Best of Your BI – How Data Changes Culture
On: March 29, 2022

The Briefing Room with DigitalHive Static reports going live, real-time, available and up-to-date whenever needed. Stitching information together and closing the contextual loop on data assets. This is a real-world story of how data can change culture, not just internally but for your customers, partners and suppliers.    Register for…

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The Company You Keep – Data Engineering for Consumption
The Company You Keep – Data Engineering for Consumption
On: December 20, 2021

Is it all about the data? or the people? or the workflows? No, it’s all about the company! Organizations that succeed today keep their teams focused on what really matters. They foster a data-driven culture by equipping and inspiring the professionals who make countless important decisions every day. One rising…

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Reflections and Predictions – 2021 and Beyond
Reflections and Predictions – 2021 and Beyond
On: December 14, 2021

The year of 2021 will likely go down as the most significant and tumultuous in decades for the analytics industry. The Data Lake merged with the Data Warehouse to create a so-called Lakehouse. The cloud finally surpassed on-prem in key categories, most notably growth. But the rumors of on-prem’s demise…

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The New Revenue: Monetizing Data via API and Analytics
The New Revenue: Monetizing Data via API and Analytics
On: November 30, 2021

Are you constantly dreaming of new ways to profit from your company’s best assets? You’re not alone. Many companies create new strategies for marketing the same line of products, not realizing that the most valuable opportunity lies in the monetization of something even more compelling: their data. Register for this…

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Decision Point: Delivering Insights with Speed and Precision
Decision Point: Delivering Insights with Speed and Precision
On: November 16, 2021

Agility rules the data-driven world. Companies that can quickly pivot their attention and resources will consistently outmaneuver the competition. One key to this recipe is an information architecture that enables the rapid definition and management of business metrics. By having enough relevant data readily available, analysts can monitor progress and…

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Working Towards A Modern Data Architecture
Working Towards A Modern Data Architecture
On: September 27, 2021

If data is a hammer, every challenge looks like a nail. The blessing and curse of today’s data culture is a plethora of technologies for managing information assets. Navigating towards an optimal data architecture a true challenge. How do you declutter the sprawl, provide reliability and clarity with your data,…

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Choosing the Right Data Warehouse for Exceptional BI
Choosing the Right Data Warehouse for Exceptional BI
On: October 5, 2021

Choosing the right data warehouse for your business intelligence needs can improve user experience, enable more extensive self-service, and speed time to insight and value creation for your organization. Choosing the wrong data warehouse can create more work and frustration for everyone involved. Register for this Briefing Room to hear…

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A ‘Future-Proof’ Architecture with Open-Source Software
A ‘Future-Proof’ Architecture with Open-Source Software
On: September 29, 2021

Facebook and LinkedIn dominate their space largely because of bulletproof technology stacks. Traditional database and streaming technologies couldn’t cut the mustard, so these Big Tech firms rolled their own, and then open-sourced the code. Alongside Apache Spark, we now see Cassandra and Kafka revolutionizing the use of data to a…

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Business Impact – Enabling AI & ML At Scale
Business Impact – Enabling AI & ML At Scale
On: September 20, 2021

The future is here already; it’s just not evenly distributed. So spoke Futurist William Gibson, who essentially nailed the modern state of enterprise software. Companies that have prepared for the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have already separated themselves from the pack. How can your organization make the…

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Unifying Analytics – The Convergence of the Data Lake and Data Warehouse Architectures
Unifying Analytics – The Convergence of the Data Lake and Data Warehouse Architectures
On: September 13, 2021

The data warehouse has been an analytics workhorse for decades for business intelligence teams. Unprecedented volumes of data, new types of data, and the need for advanced analyses like machine learning brought on the age of the data lake. Now, many companies have a data lake for data science, a…

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Building a Data Bridge for Digital Transformation
Building a Data Bridge for Digital Transformation
On: September 15, 2021

Digital Transformation requires a bridge: some mechanism to pull the organization across to the other side. The best strategies take a data-first approach, using a platform to ingest, manage and deliver data at-scale. Such a bridge enables the business to keep running smoothly while transformation takes place, and beyond. Register…

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Future of Work: A Mobile Data Architecture
Future of Work: A Mobile Data Architecture
On: August 31, 2021

The Briefing Room with Alpha Software Practically ever worker is an information worker these days. Who doesn’t need data to do their job? And much of that data comes from the field. But how can organizations capture relevant information from their frontline workers, while also enabling analysis of that data…

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A New Day: What’s Next for Enterprise Linux?
A New Day: What’s Next for Enterprise Linux?
On: August 30, 2021

Decisions, decisions! With the recent news about CentOS 8, businesses need to make up their minds quickly. Will CentOS Stream fill the void? What about other Linux distributions such as Rocky Linux, NavyLinux, Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE? And what implications are there for open source stacks? Databases, containers, runtimes, networking, and…

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Intelligent Ingest for a Modern Data Architecture
Intelligent Ingest for a Modern Data Architecture
On: August 18, 2021

As the speed of business continues to increase, companies are keenly focused on specializing their offerings via analytics. At the same time, the potential sources of useful data are growing both in number and complexity. One viable answer to these converging forces is intelligent ingest, a new type of data…

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Harnessing Four Mega-Trends in Data Tech
Harnessing Four Mega-Trends in Data Tech
On: July 13, 2021

Ever change a tire on a moving car? That may sound crazy, but its akin to the challenge that faces most businesses today. How can critical business systems, and underlying data infrastructure, be substantially upgraded without disrupting the day-to-day? And which of the game-changing technologies are the right fit for…

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Tapping the Enormous Value of Historical Data
Tapping the Enormous Value of Historical Data
On: June 21, 2021

Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. That’s especially true in the digital age, as historical data piles up everywhere, and yet so few companies are positioned to use it. The ideal solution today should enable rapid access to disparate SaaS application data so that businesses can…

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A Stitch in Time: The Power of a Data Quality Fabric
A Stitch in Time: The Power of a Data Quality Fabric
On: July 20, 2021

Quality is as quality does! In the data world, quality has been a long-sought, oft-elusive goal. That’s partly because of garbage in, but also because of faulty or fragile data quality processes. How many times has bad data overwritten good? And how frustrating can it be to fix the same…

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Command Performance: When Analytics Are Mission Critical
Command Performance: When Analytics Are Mission Critical
On: June 22, 2021

There are times when seconds really count, when decisions must be made quickly… or else. This is the domain of mission-critical analytics, when downtime is not an option. Provisioning such solutions requires a solid architecture and proven technology. And as a wise analyst once noted, it takes 10 years in…

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Building Your Dream App with Inline Analytics
Building Your Dream App with Inline Analytics
On: June 23, 2021

The Briefing Room with Looker A wise man said: “Well-done platform APIs are the key to everything.” That man was Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, who clearly saw the future of embedded analytics. He knew that data would live everywhere, and therefore a solid API strategy would help facilitate…

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No Excuse! How Data Platforms Dissolve Hurdles
No Excuse! How Data Platforms Dissolve Hurdles
On: May 24, 2021

No! That’s been the answer for years, as the business scuttled whatever bright ideas you brought to the table. The disruption of attempting new ways was viewed as too risky. This is the classic innovator’s dilemma: The tendency to avoid taking chances in return for the relative safety of the…

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Open, Intelligent, Flexible: The Modern Data-to-Value Framework
Open, Intelligent, Flexible: The Modern Data-to-Value Framework
On: May 4, 2021

Better customer experience, improved employee engagement — these are hallmarks of today’s data-driven organizations. Across vastly different business models, companies are embracing a simple formula for reaping the benefits of data-infused processes. Like the digital natives who pioneered new ways of doing business, these companies are rewiring their operations to…

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Fast and Furious: Serverless, Cloud-Native Analytics
Fast and Furious: Serverless, Cloud-Native Analytics
On: May 25, 2021

Time-to-value, time-to-market — these metrics drive innovation. And while analytics will always guide the way, the question these days is how quickly and efficiently you can put those insights into action. Speed and simplicity matter more than ever. And not everyone can write code. Those are key reasons why serverless…

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Time to Reflect: An Open Architecture for Analytics
Time to Reflect: An Open Architecture for Analytics
On: May 12, 2021

Open and straightforward: That’s how analytics should work in today’s Information Economy. But most architectures don’t enable that vision at all. The business changes much faster than data engineers or IT can accommodate. Dashboards go stale, and reliance on them wanes. But the old way of doing things is suddenly…

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Embedded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Analytics Success
Embedded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Analytics Success
On: March 23, 2021

The Briefing Room with Looker and The Bloor Group What’s the fastest path to business value for analytics? Embedded! Unlike traditional solutions, embedded analytics deliver insights within existing business applications. As such, they help decisionmakers throughout the organization make informed choices during the course of business. But how can companies…

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Synchronicity – A Mandate for Today’s Information Architectures
Synchronicity – A Mandate for Today’s Information Architectures
On: February 9, 2021

The Briefing Room with Equalum and The Bloor Group Information architectures work until they don’t. For companies that tempt fate by waiting too long before modernizing, the pain can be very real, and costly. But for organizations that invest carefully in the next generation of data orchestration, the benefits can…

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Modern BI: The Catalyst for Intelligent Transformation
Modern BI: The Catalyst for Intelligent Transformation
On: January 26, 2021

The Briefing Room with Looker and The Bloor Group Today’s businesses move faster than ever. Rapid advances in e-commerce have changed consumer behavior, driving new expectations within the enterprise. Employees expect the same access to data and technology at work, putting pressure on corporations to evolve quickly and remain competitive.…

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Rocking the Network of SaaS
Rocking the Network of SaaS
On: January 20, 2021

The explosion of cloud-managed services continues to rewrite how business gets done. Add to that a sudden shift to work-from-home, and you have a recipe for serious challenges in enterprise workflow and overall productivity. How can your organization optimize the power of SaaS while mitigating risks? Register for this special…

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Modern BI and the Power of Data Experiences
Modern BI and the Power of Data Experiences
On: December 8, 2020

Future Proof with Looker and The Bloor Group “What an experience!” That’s what customers and partners keep saying as innovators leverage the power of data in action. The use cases run the gamut of human imagination: from optimized supply chains in the COVID era, to dynamic pricing for high-performing adverts;…

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Lineage for the Win: Quality, Governance, Compliance and More
Lineage for the Win: Quality, Governance, Compliance and More
On: December 15, 2020

Future Proof with MANTA and The Bloor Group Do you know what your code did last night? Having visibility into data transformations gives companies tremendous insight into what’s really happening. The value that accrues from this transparency spans a wide spectrum that includes data quality, governance, compliance, impact analysis, and…

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