You've requested...

Download this next:

Hadoop Data Management Platforms and Appliances

Focusing on the current state of the Hadoop data management platform market, this Technology Guide provides an introduction to Hadoop and suggests criteria for selecting a Hadoop data management platform. Also included are reviews of leading Hadoop systems from a variety of vendors.

These are also closely related to: "Statistics and Machine Learning at Scale"

  • Big data analytics: Data warehouse vs Hadoop

    The traditional data warehouse is often not as cost-effective as Hadoop when it comes to data storage for big data analytics. But Hadoop isn’t a good fit for every business intelligence project—for instance, real-time analytics.

    When looking at the big picture, Hadoop isn’t an effective replacement for your enterprise data warehouse. So how can you get the best of both worlds?

    This expert e-guide explores how Hadoop and the data warehouse can complement each other on business intelligence projects to help you gain strategic insights.   

  • Advanced analytics meld with machine learning to press more value from big data

    There has long been a distinction, within the field of business intelligence and analytics, between the former and the latter. BI is traditionally about reporting what’s happened, against a data warehouse or other database; while analytics is about statistical analysis to predict the probability of things happening.

    Advanced analytics is also now melding with the machine learning sub-set of artificial intelligence, with the rise, and now consolidation of big data environments, like data lakes, in organisations. Often, when people say “AI” they really mean machine learning that then feeds into the analytical work done by data scientists, using a plethora of data preparation and visualisation tools, as well as statistical analysis tools from SAS, the R programming language, Python, and so on.

    As often, Silicon Valley is the place where some of the most pioneering technologies are being developed. On a trip to the Valley in March 2018, Computer Weekly found a slew of California-based startup and early-stage data analytics companies promising CIOs better ways to get value from their investments in databases and analytics. The lead article in this e-guide provides an account of what this group has to offer.

    SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight is one of the pioneers of the field of statistical software analytics, and one who insists on the distinction between mere BI and analytics. In this interview he says the value of the current vogue for artificial intelligence lies in massively parallel computing, as well as cheaper storage.

    Also from SAS, Peter Pugh-Jones, head of technology for the firm in the UK & Ireland, reflects, in a guest blog-post, on how the analytics industry is evolving and what organisations need in a data-driven economy.

    One aspect of this evolution is the infusing of artificial intelligence into business applications. And so, customer analytics applications developers are seeking to add layers of machine intelligence to improve sellers’ interactions with buyers online.

    One instance of this is the self-styled “Uber of Wi-Fi”, iPass, which is using Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform and machine learning to monitor its worldwide network and help its customers get a better experience.

    It is not only data scientists who need to do data discovery that goes beyond simple BI reporting. The data visualisation tools developed over the last fifteen or so years by the likes of Qlik and Tableau continue to gain ground among corporate users. One recent example is the United Nations, which has decided to use Tableau as a global standard.

    Finally, we discover how, down under, Australia is becoming a hot zone for data analytics development and use.

Find more content like what you just read:

  • 5 steps to maximize the value of Hadoop

    Many organizations are struggling to implement Hadoop. This resource describes the 5 critical steps to maximize the value of Hadoop before embarking on a big data project.

    Download

  • NVMe flash storage 101

    Flash storage is already much faster than spinning disk, but with the advent of NVMe – a new standard based on PCIe – flash could achieve a potential that has so far eluded it.

    Download

  • A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Business intelligence and analytics is an ever-changing landscape. In this 20-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at firms' search for data scientists, how modern business intelligence works for big data and the role DevOps can play in navigating a data onslaught.

    Download

  • A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Business intelligence and analytics is an ever-changing landscape. In this 20-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at firms' search for data scientists, how modern business intelligence works for big data and the role DevOps can play in navigating a data onslaught.

    Download

  • Uber and Volkswagen: Handling ethics in IT

    Take a look at this edition of ComputerWeekly to learn more Uber, Volkswagen, and other companies that have experience with software ethics issues, how they've dealt with them, and what the consequences have been.

    Download

  • Your interactive guide to successful analytics model deployment

    For many organizations, their current environment is not suited for turning models into business value. Read this e-book to gain a deeper understanding of the model management lifecycle and take a close look at each of the 6 phases in the model lifecycle: register, validate, deploy, monitor, retrain and automate.

    Download

  • New wave BI and analytics: turning modern data stores to account

    This e-guide looks at how companies and other organisations are doing BI and analytics on the newer data stores.

    Download

  • Real-time analytics possible fuel for post Covid pandemic growth

    Real-time analytics promises the last word in business agility. There is obvious business value in being able to react immediately to changing patterns in customer behaviour or to prevent problems ahead of time, to give but two examples. And becoming more real-time could be an element in accelerating economic growth beyond the pandemic.

    Download

  • Real-time analytics possible fuel for post Covid pandemic growth

    Real-time analytics promises the last word in business agility. There is obvious business value in being able to react immediately to changing patterns in customer behaviour or to prevent problems ahead of time, to give but two examples. And becoming more real-time could be an element in accelerating economic growth beyond the pandemic.

    Download

  • 6 Top Predictive Analytics Tools for 2022

    The evolution of predictive analytics tools has made them more useful and essential to businesses than ever before. Here we profile six top tools for 2022.

    Download

  • Data Exploration and Discovery: A New Approach to Analytics

    Access the following white paper to uncover how when used in conjunction with analytics, exploration and discovery tools can give you access to better decision making capabilities, lower operational costs, and an improved business process overall.

    Download

  • Predictive analytics: Empower business users

    This resource discusses how interactive data discovery and predictive analytics technologies can empower business users to make smarter, data-driven business decisions faster.

    Download

  • Strengthen your DataOps with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000

    Access this data sheet to learn how Hitachi’s VSP 5000 series allows you to focus on your DataOps Advantage by having the right data in the right place at the right time.

    Download

  • How streaming analytics offers business value

    This resource explains streaming analytics and describes how it can enable real-time decision-making based on current evidence. Learn how you can resolve business problems more quickly and make data-driven decisions.

    Download

  • Compliance and Cloud Security eBook

    SearchSecurity.com presents a comprehensive guide to compliance and cloud security. Our experts cover all the angles in order to help clarify security and compliance issues associated with cloud computing.

    Download

  • SAS vs. Salesforce & 9 more: a customer analytics technology comparison

    As customer analytics models become commoditized, CI professionals are seeking providers that optimize decisions at a customer level and cater to a wide range of enterprise users. To generate visibility in this vendor landscape, Forrester researched 11 providers’ current offerings, strategy, and market presence. Download the report to learn more.

    Download

  • Expert guide: Streaming analytics FAQ

    This expert e-guide provides answers to frequently asked questions about streaming analytics. Learn how streaming analytics complements traditional analytics, whether your enterprise can benefit from streaming analytics, and more.

    Download

  • IT Project: Business intelligence in the world of big data

    Old-school business intelligence (BI), although still important, is no longer at the cutting edge of modern IT projects. However, as the TechTarget 2016 spending survey shows, business intelligence is very much a priority for corporate IT.

    Download

  • Computer Weekly – 9 April 2019: Using data science at Sainsbury's

    In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to retailer Sainsbury's about its data science strategy and how it helps the firm better understand customers. We take a detailed look at the evolution of the business intelligence market. And we find out how simulated disaster management can tackle the security skills gap. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Data science is in flux right now: Here’s how it’s changing

    While businesses are widely embracing AI and ML, 40% of all projects are generating negative or no returns. So what’s missing? Access this white paper to learn data science best practices, solutions, and architecture approaches that companies will need to pay attention to as they actionize AI.

    Download

  • CW Nordics November 2016

    This quarter, we look at the impact of Nokia layoffs on Finland, and in particular the city of Espoo which is home to both Nokia and Microsoft's Finnish headquarters. We also look at how Denmark's Bang & Olufsen is taking control of sales data with cloud-based software.

    Download

  • E-Guide: Expert Advice for Evaluating SSD Sharing Options

    This e-guide examines the benefits and tradeoffs of each approach and offers expert advice for choosing between them. Find out which option is particularly well suited for virtualized ecosystems and learn about the latest innovations in the server-based flash marketplace. Read on now to learn more.

    Download

  • NVMe promises blisteringly fast flash performance

    In this guide we look at the architectural issues blocking agreement on NVMe, the fundamentals that underlie NVMe and its blistering performance, the key NVMe product deployments available, and ask what will become of the storage features associated with the storage controller.

    Download

  • 19 BI and analytics vendors go head to head

    Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant for analytics and BI platforms to learn how vendors like Tableau, Domo, Google, and more compare when it comes to key BI platform features including data storytelling abilities, automated insights, cataloging features, data integration success, and more.

    Download

  • The top 13 RTIM providers & how they stack up

    In the race to personalize customer interactions at scale, vendors that implement real-time interaction management (RTIM) systems will have the upper hand, but B2C marketing professionals often find the diverse market landscape overwhelming. Explore this report to discover how the top 13 providers measure up and select the right one for your needs.

    Download

  • HPE portfolio of hybrid storage offerings

    Small and medium businesses (SMBs) must constantly juggle the trade-offs between budget, performance and simplicity within their IT portfolio. Read on to learn how the HPE MSA portfolio of hybrid storage solutions can help you stay ahead of the competition with key storage advantages while balancing budget and performance.

    Download

  • CW ANZ – February 2019: Home in on storage minutiae

    In this edition of CW ANZ, we look at how organisations are using storage analytics to manage their storage footprint and what suppliers are doing to help enterprises get the most of out of the technology.

    Download

  • Introducing the XR Series Ruggedized Servers from Dell EMC

    With Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, you can capture and process more data at the edge with enterprise compute capabilities that move with your data and provide performance that thrives in harsh edge environments. Explore this data sheet to learn about their XR12, XR11, and XR2 configurations

    Download

  • Data discovery: how to pick the right software

    In this guide, we break down data discovery software by defining the categories, explaining the features and revealing the benefits. We also highlight the major players and products in an effort to inform buying decisions.

    Download

  • Data discovery: how to pick the right software

    In this guide, we break down data discovery software by defining the categories, explaining the features and revealing the benefits. We also highlight the major players and products in an effort to inform buying decisions.

    Download

  • Top 10 information management stories of 2019

    Consolidation and acquisition marked the supplier side of the IT industry in respect of information management in 2019. The question of how modern BI and analytics software shapes up to nonrelational big data is addressed. Here are Computer Weekly's top 10 information management stories of 2019.

    Download

  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Key Choices: We Look at Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and its Benefits for the Datacentre.

    We look at why it makes sense to go hyper-converged, how HCI differs from converged infrastructure, the pros and cons of hyper-converged vs traditional storage arrays, HCI software products available, and whether hyper-converged can help unleash the blistering performance potential of NVMe flash storage.

    Download

  • SecOps roadmap: 3 steps to security automation

    When it comes to business security today, the numbers don’t look good: 280 days is the average time to identify and contain a cyberbreach. In this brief guide, get a 3-step roadmap that will show you how to rapidly mitigate ever-changing security risks, despite increasing attack surface complexity, threat volumes, and skills shortages.

    Download

  • Flash hits the cloud while NVMe flash goes mainstream

    In this e-guide we will major on NVMe, the stance towards it of the big five storage makers and the varying architectures marketed to the market. We also look at deploying NVMe in the enterprise and in particular for AI use cases. We also look at contemporary scale-out NAS products and flash options offered by the key cloud providers.

    Download

  • Flash hits the cloud while NVMe flash goes mainstream

    In this e-guide we will major on NVMe, the stance towards it of the big five storage makers and the varying architectures marketed to the market. We also look at deploying NVMe in the enterprise and in particular for AI use cases. We also look at contemporary scale-out NAS products and flash options offered by the key cloud providers.

    Download

  • How hyperconverged analytics platforms exterminate “zombie analytics”

    Your BI applications may risk falling prey to “zombie analytics”: dashboards that lack prescriptive (or even timely) insights, mindlessly undermining business intelligence. Check out TIBCO's guide and learn how hyperconverged analytics platforms ensure your insights are more than hindsight views.

    Download

  • AWS: 3-phase approach to accelerating compliance

    As the global standard for safeguarding information, HITRUST delivers a scalable, prescriptive and certifiable framework that enables organizations to demonstrate information security and privacy assurances to a global audience. Read on to learn how you can apply the 3-phase methodology to get a step ahead of your competitors.

    Download

  • Discover what other countries can learn from Singapore's IT initiatives

    In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how the city-state of Singapore is investing in skills and technology to become a leading digital nation. We examine how to prevent legacy IT becoming a hindrance to digital transformation. And we look at the impact of controversial new tax rules on the UK's IT contractor community. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Cloud storage requirements you need to know

    Check out this e-guide for a back-to-basics understanding of cloud technology with 10 key cloud storage requirements that services should meet. Read to learn how to get started on the right foot when attempting the move to a cloud-based infrastructure.

    Download

  • Eyes on India: New age of flash storage boosts performance & efficiency

    As one of the forerunners in technology adoption, Indian enterprises have been keen to embrace emerging technologies such as AI, IoT and big data, driving an upsurge in storage requirements. In this e-guide, read more about India's storage market, the next frontier of storage technology and flash storage options from the top cloud providers.

    Download

  • VMworld 2017 recap: Adapting legacy IT

    In this week's Computer Weekly, experts at VMworld 2017 discussed how to adapt legacy IT to make the most of modern technology – we listened in. Artificial intelligence is touted as an aid to decision-making, but it needs to be handled with care. And we learn how Wales has become a hotspot for cyber security innovation. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Maximizing Business Email Security in Gmail

    This e-guide examines the security risks associated with users forwarding their corporate email to personal Gmail accounts. Discover expert strategies for addressing today's growing email security challenges and learn about Google's latest email scandal and the issues it created surrounding cloud security.

    Download

  • Defining the cloud BI market for 2022

    Dresner found that 64% of companies ranked cloud BI as critical or very important in 2022—and with so many different buyer and vendors in this market, what makes a cloud BI offering stand out from the pack? Access this Dresner Report to learn the state of the cloud BI market in 2022 and learn what features set a BI offering apart from the pack.

    Download

  • Data integration: Transfer your legacy data to the cloud

    How can you confidently move your legacy data and applications to the cloud without data loss? Read this case study to understand how you can leverage Precisely Connect to perform a secure data integration to increase data agility and unlock more efficient analytics for your organization.

    Download

  • Your inside look at the NetApp ONTAP unified data platform

    Take a dive into this e-book for a close look at the capabilities of the NetApp ONTAP unified data platform for hybrid multi-cloud, and discover how NetApp solutions can help your organization increase operational simplicity and performance.

    Download

  • Tips to maximize NVMe performance

    This 451 Research report digs into the impact of NVMe and explains how to architect your storage to maximize NVMe performance. Read on for these highlights and to learn how to put them to use in your enterprise.

    Download

  • Enterprise IT in Europe: Defending against disruption

    In this e-guide, we focus on enterprise IT in Europe. The spotlight is shone on startups throughout Europe aiming to disrupt the sector by using the latest technologies and conversely on more traditional companies aiming to defend themselves against disruption through digital transformation.

    Download