State of the Market

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    Big Data Adoption

    Howard Dresner President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC

    Watch this video to learn about the real market dynamics -- rather than the hype -- that are driving big data adoption.

    Dresner Advisory Services started covering big data analytics two years ago. For its 2017 study, it surveyed 200 respondents from around the world. Respondents included IT and line-of-business executives. Among the respondents, the general level of knowledge about big data has risen as much of the hype around big data subsided. Mainstream organizations are adopting big data in greater numbers. And organizations that weren’t considering adoption of big data a couple of years ago are now.

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    Big Data Adoption: Part 2

    Howard Dresner President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC

    This video reveals the numbers behind the trends in big data adoption.

    Forty-one percent of survey respondents reported using big data, which was double the number from 2015. And fewer companies were reporting no plans to use it. Early adopters are finding practical and achievable projects for their big data ambitions. For example, 45 percent of surveyed financial services firms reported use. Technology companies were also active early adopters. Even for late adopters like education, maturing big data technologies have increased the intention to adopt. And this trend holds across companies of all sizes.

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    Which Big Data Analytics Use Cases Attract The Most Attention

    Howard Dresner President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC

    In this video, you’ll learn which use cases attract the most big data attention.

    Data warehouse optimization was the leading use case followed closely by customer analysis. IoT uses cases are not on the radar for many organizations right now, but it’s likely that they will predominate big data analytics in the relatively near future. Watch the next video to learn what’s driving choices in big data infrastructure.

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    Big Data Infrastructure: Spark, MapReduce and Hadoop

    Howard Dresner President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC

    Watch this video to see who the major players are in big data infrastructure and why.

    Of course, Spark and MapR are battling it out for the top spot when it comes to Hadoop. Both have increased their footprint, but Spark is the clear leader. Spark’s powerful, in-memory data processing engine is gaining in popularity. When it comes to big data analytics, speed is king. And among the early adopters like technology, finance, and healthcare it’s the clear choice. Yet MapReduce is holding it’s own thanks to its utility with legacy applications.

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    What Are The Big Data Access Methods for Spark and Hive?

    Howard Dresner President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC

    Check out this video for insight into big data access methods.

    Spark SQL, Hive, and Hive QL offer different approaches to accessing data stored in Hadoop. The Hive alternatives are preferred by those accustomed to typical query languages. Amazon Redshift and Google BigQuery also have adherents in this corner of the big data space. Organization’s show data access preferences based on size and industry. Tech and financial services often adopt Spark SQL, but size plays into this dynamic. Smaller organizations tend to lean more towards Spark SQL, while larger organizations lean towards Hive and Hive QL even though they also show use of Spark SQL.

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    Big Data Search: The Importance of Elasticsearch, Apache Solr, and Cloudera Search

    Howard Dresner President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC

    This video looks at the role of search in big data.

    As text analytics and natural language processing gain importance in business intelligence efforts, big data search will gain more of the spotlight. Elasticsearch, Apache Solr, and Cloudera Search are the main players right now. Cloudera Search is Apache Solr implemented in the Hadoop environment. Sentiment analysis of social media data from sources like Facebook and Twitter is one use case where big data search will play an important role.

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    Four Dominant Hadoop Distributions

    Howard Dresner President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC

    Watch this video for information about the importance of big data distributions.

    There are four dominant Hadoop distributions: Cloudera, Hortonworks, Amazon, and MapR. All four are gaining increased interest as the level of big data adoption grows. The market leader right now is Cloudera although high tech prefers Amazon as do smaller organizations -- up to 1,000 employees.

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    Dresner Advisory Services 2017 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study

    Dresner Advisory Taps Into Crowd Wisdom

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    UX+Data Meetup Rise of the Data Artist

    What’s a Data Artist and Why Do You Need One?

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    theCUBE Spark Summit East 2016

    During Spark Summit East, Zoomdata founder and CEO Justin Langseth told Jeff Frick and George Gilbert, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, that the company took Hadoop into account when it built the product.

  • podcast

    DM Radio The Analytical Enterprise: Fostering a Data-Driven Culture

    What defines the data-driven business? Analytics! But how does an organization foster a culture of insight? Register for this episode of DM Radio to learn more.

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    DM Radio Customer Experience for the Intelligent Enterprise

    What’s new in Know Your Customer (KYC)? Long a valid mantra in the business world, Know Your Customer has come a long way in the last few years. A whole range of innovations have come together to create a new world of possibilities for really understanding your customer.

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    O'Reilly Media: Creating a Data-Driven Organization

    What do you need to become a data-driven organization? Far more than having big data or a crack team of unicorn data scientists, it requires establishing an effective, deeply-ingrained data culture. This practical book shows you how true data-drivenness involves processes that require genuine buy-in across your company, from analysts and management to the C-Suite and the board.

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    How to Monetize Data eBook

    Written by Wayne Eckerson from Eckerson Group, this eBook provides a rationale and framework for monetizing data and explains the key success factors for developing the data-driven applications that are the backbone of any data monetization strategy. The eBook is geared to business and technical executives who want a concise guide to harnessing data for business gain. 

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    Rise of the Data-Driven App

    For business users, data-driven apps have become much more useful than BI dashboards. This 451 Research report looks at what it takes to make a really useful data-driven app.

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    TDWI eBook: Data-Driven Analytics: Knowing What You Don't Know

    This eBook discusses the importance of a data platform that can reduce “time to analytics” for business users.

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    TDWI Best Practices Report

    Accelerating the Path to Value with Business Intelligence and Analytics.  When It Comes to Analytics, Patience Doesn’t Pay.

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    Total Data Analytics 2016

    Understand total data reporting and its evolution

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    'OLAP on Hadoop' And Visual-Based Analytics Open the Door to Total Data Analytics

    What’s New in Total Data Analytics?

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    Total Data Reporting: Renaissance or Demise of the Business Intelligence Report?

    The Evolution of Total Data Reporting

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    451 Research Touts Improvements in Zoomdata 2.5

    Zoomdata 2.5, released in late April 2017, introduced major improvements in visualization, scalability, security.

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    Mighty Guides Data Disruption

    To gain a fuller understanding of how modern analytical methods are being used in visible and not-so-visible ways, Mighty Guides approached data analytics experts from many fields and industries. We asked them to contribute essays about their experiences applying big data analytics. This e-book is a compilation of those essays. In it you will find discussions about new analytics technologies, how organizations can more effectively use their data assets, and many interesting use cases.

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    The State of Data Analytics and Visualization Adoption

    Six Reasons You Should Download the New O’Reilly Report

    Businesses regardless of industry or company size increasingly rely on data analytics and visualization to gain competitive advantage. That’s why organizations are racing to gather, store, and analyze data from many sources in a wide range of formats.

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