The Data Day: January 27, 2017

Alternative data platforms and analytics facts.

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The Data Day, A few days: October 24 – November 9, 2015

Teradata restructures. Cisco acquires ParStream. And more.

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The Data Day, A few days: December 2-5 2013

Big data reconsidered, No NoSQL. And more

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New 451 Research report: Total Data Integration

Data integration technologies have a critical role to play in delivering on the potential of ‘big data,’ by ensuring that emerging data processing and analysis technologies work well with each other, and also with more established approaches.

The roles of established data management techniques – such as data governance, data quality and master data management – gain even greater significance given the desire to process and analyze data from previously ignored sources.

By adopting an approach we call ‘Total Data Integration,’ a company not only gets a complete picture of its business, customers and products, but it can derive new insights that weren’t possible when only structured data was brought into the mix.

The latest long-format report from the Information Management team – Total Data Integration – outlines the key drivers shaping this sector and highlights the role that integration and governance technologies will play in enabling the analysis of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data.

It explains how established vendors and emerging startups alike are responding to the increased complexity of Total Data analytics by enabling integration of these various data sources. The report also explores new approaches to data integration, including the role of Hadoop.

The Data Day, A few days: November 15-21 2013

Storage and big data: what went wrong? And more

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The Data Day, A few days: October 5-11 2013

TransLattice acquires StormDB. Funding for Cirro and TempoDB. And more.

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The Data Day, A few days: August 23-30 2013

Couchbase raises $25m. 10gen becomes MongoDB. And more.

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Forthcoming webinar: Big Data Reconsidered

Next Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT I’ll be presenting a 451 Research webinar entitled Big Data Reconsidered: Separating Hype from Reality for Hosting and Cloud Providers.

Big Data and the Cloud are two of the most hyped terms in the history of the IT industry, and together, would appear to provide opportunities for hosting and cloud providers to offer new revenue-generating services.

In this session I will go back to basics with a hype-free overview of Big Data and the opportunities it provides for hosting and cloud providers, while also previewing the Big Data-related sessions attendees can look forward to at HCTS 2013 in Las Vegas next month.

For more details and to register, click here.

Forthcoming webinar: Beyond Big Data

It has become very fashionable in recent months to highlight the limitations of ‘big data’ as a concept for describing the multiple changes happening in the data management and analytics landscape. As such, we were perhaps ahead of the game when we introduced our concept of Total Data Management in December 2010 to describe the drivers behind the adoption of new approaches to data management beyond a collection of words beginning with V.

On June, 4 2013 at 09:00am PT I’ll be taking part in a webinar in association with Talend to explain Total Data Management and its relation to big data and provide examples of how enterprises are adopting both big data storage and processing technologies to achieve total data management.

I’ll explain how Total Data Management describes how the adoption of new technologies to store and process big data is driven not just by the nature of the data, but also by the user’s particular data processing requirements, including storing and processing data in its entirety, exploratory analytic approaches, more frequent analysis, and dependency on existing tools and skills.

For full details, and to register, click here.

Forthcoming webinar: Spice Up Your Big Data & BI Apps with a Little Variety

On Wednesday, May 29 at 12:00 PM ET I’ll be taking part in a webinar with Datawatch on the subject of adding variety to your business intelligence applications.

As the worlds of business intelligence and big data begin to converge, just getting information from traditional sources like databases and data warehouses is not going to deliver a complete view of what’s impacting your business.

To truly get a 360 degree view of what’s driving your business today you are going to need to deal with data volume, velocity and variety in your business intelligence solutions.

This means incorporating information from unstructured and semi-structured sources like external reports, PDF files, EDI streams, Log files, XBRL sources and a host of other data types that are part of the fabric of today’s information potpourri.

I will discuss the origins of big data and how it is changing the database landscape and how 451 Research’s related concept of Total Data, describing new approaches to processing and analyzing data, can help you to think big but start small to get your big data projects up and running.

O’ll be joined by Jon Pilkington, VP of Products from Datawatch, who will describe how Datawatch can help you spice up your BI and Big Data solutions with the Datawatch Information Optimization platform.

For full details and to register, click here.