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Business New Year’s Resolutions: Focus on small data, not big data

Business New Year’s Resolutions: Focus on small data, not big data

As reported in Canadian business Magazine – “Big data is a big buzzword these days, but when it comes to most small businesses, it’s a bit of a misnomer. The term refers to the deluge of information that pours forth from various sources, measured in gigabytes and terabytes. It can be analyzed for trends, behaviours and patterns, provided the [...]

What is SSIS , SSAS and SSRS ( part 1) with sample demo? An Excellent Overview of SSIS

What is SSIS , SSAS and SSRS ( part 1) with sample demo? An Excellent Overview of SSIS

Presenter is taking his time to share the knowledge he has accumulated for free?Best Video to understand the relation of Data Flow and Control Flow.Great tutorial!  What is SSIS , SSAS and SSRS ( part 2) with sample demo?

OLTP and OLAP Databases Designs Mechanisms very well explained

OLTP and OLAP Databases Designs Mechanisms very well explained

There are two excellent videos on OLTP and OLAP in this post. These explained how OLTP transformed into Star Schema. We found this video to be a great resource on this topic enjoy!

3 Reasons Why BI & Analytics Is the Top CFO Initiative

3 Reasons Why BI & Analytics Is the Top CFO Initiative

According to Gartner, 78% of CFOs have labeled BI and analytics as their top tech initiative for their departments—beating out even financial management applications. So what's driving the CFO demand for BI and analytics? Frankly, a lot, but we've boiled it down to three main reasons. Here is why CFO's are moving to BI: The need for more [...]

Importance of Reporting tools in discovering buried gold.

Importance of Reporting tools in discovering buried gold.

Todays media is filled with new fancy business Intelligence tools and news on new trends in data literacy. Most of the time for many organizations problems can be solved through inexpensive mature tools, if they are in the hand of seasoned experts in this field. In Majority of the cases Organizations need to address urgent concerns such as [...]

Six Business Intelligence Predictions For 2016

Six Business Intelligence Predictions For 2016

GUEST POST WRITTEN BY Prakash Nanduri Cofounder and CEO, Paxata 2016 marks the third year that I’ve penned my business intelligence market predictions for Forbes. Upon reviewing what I wrote last December for 2015, I realized that while many of the predictions had already come to fruition, some are proving too soon to tell. So this year, [...]

Hadoop – Just the Basics for Big Data Rookies

Hadoop – Just the Basics for Big Data Rookies

Building a scalable platform for streaming updates and analytics

Building a scalable platform for streaming updates and analytics

In this episode of the O’Reilly Data Show, I sit down with Evan Chan, distinguished engineer at Tuplejump. We talk about the early days of Spark (particularly his contributions to Spark/Cassandra integration), his interesting new open source project (FiloDB), and recent trends in cloud computing. Bringing Apache Spark & Apache Cassandra [...]

Making a business case for advanced analytics

Making a business case for advanced analytics

On 7 September 2015, the South African rand hit a record low, trading at R14.01 to the dollar as business confidence dropped to its lowest level since 2011 and economists warned that the country could be headed for a recession. There's enough keeping business leaders up at night without the added stress of wondering how they're going to keep their [...]

Yelp Adds Hospital Wait Times And Nursing Home Ratings Using ProPublica Data

Yelp Adds Hospital Wait Times And Nursing Home Ratings Using ProPublica Data

People have been using Yelp to find hotels and restaurants for years. Now, they can make more informed decisions about hospitals, nursing homes and dialysis centers, too. As part of a new consumer protection initiative, government health data has become integrated into the Yelp review pages for all of these facilities. To pull this off, Yelp is [...]

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