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Big Data and analytics go hand-in-hand. New and improved tools allow vast data sets to be finessed, and previously unmanageable data structures to be tamed.

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With over 20 years growing and leading technology companies, Frank Bien built his career on nurturing strong corporate culture and highly efficient teams. Prior to Looker, Frank was SVP of Strategy for storage vendor Virsto (acquired by VMware) and VP of Strategic Alliances at big-data pioneer Greenplum, leading their acquisition

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As of last week, the team of STORM was in China – being treated as movie stars, with young students fighting to take a selfie with the motor and the team, and several autograph sessions. The CAN data cannot be sent these days due to internet restrictions, and our analytics

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Thinking about going the cloud-route for your big data analytics strategy? You’re not alone. Suddenly, the cloud has become a hot topic in the analytics software world and in particular big data analytics. While customer relationship management (CRM) software and other applications, like payroll and expense reporting, have steadily moved

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Few things in technology outside of catching Pikachu on your iPhone have been hyped as much as big data. However, with any trending topic, new technology or invention that’s being called the “wave of the future,” it’s important to look past the hype and analyze what’s actually going on. Outside

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Self-service analytics has become quite the buzz word recently. As organizations look to become more data-driven, the promise of self-service is certainly alluring: the ability for all users, regardless of their role or skills, to analyze data and make smarter decisions. And even though self-service analytics tools have become increasingly

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Data lakes are based on a simple idea: You can store and analyze massive amounts of raw data at scale. But why data lakes? Here are five reasons why IT leaders are excited about this idea: Unfortunately, lots of companies end up with a data swamp instead of a data

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Whether you run a small business with just a few employees or you are in charge of a multinational corporation, you can benefit from an effective big data strategy. Thanks to website analytics, geo-location services, data mining, and the constant stream of data flowing to and from us through everyday

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Business intelligence has come a long way in the last 20 years. From its humble beginnings as a marriage between Excel and complex SQL queries to the latest user-friendly self-service functionalities, BI software has become the go-to resource for analytics and reporting. However, there’s still a gap in what companies

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Are you considering carrying out or outsourcing a data cleaning project? Find out how to start. Data quality problems At present companies face the challenge of maintaining ever growing collections of data about their customers. This data is often incorrect (e.g. contains duplicate entries), incomplete or incoherent. On the other hand, the

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Global business intelligence (BI) company, Phocas Software ranks top in 8 categories and a leader in 15 categories in independent software analyst, BARC BI’s annual business intelligence software review. Phocas outperformed industry titans Tableau, Qlik, IBM Cognos TM1 & MS Excel to rank 1st in categories including: 1. Performance satisfaction – the level

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