A lake of data In this technology-driven world, we like to believe in progress. It can be easy to forget that “new” isn't always better. A prime example of this is the “data lake” phenomenon: a figurative lake of data, which became a hype in Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data circles. Many companies rushed to jump on the bandwagon and built their own data lake. But was this such a good idea, or would it have been better to think about what can be accomplished using a data lake first? … [Read more...]
Big Data is the expertise area where huge amounts of (unstructured) data are involved. Because of this they don't fit in traditional Relational Database Management systems. To process Big Data you need to build a custom environment (without using traditional SQL) and buy specialized tools.
Starter rack for Oracle Big Data appliance Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack and Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 In-Rack Expansion. Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack enables customers to jump-start their first Big Data projects with an optimally-sized appliance. Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 In-Rack Expansion helps customers easily and cost-effectively scale their footprint as their data grows. … [Read more...]
There's been a lot of discussion about BI in difficult times; to what extent is it rewarding to invest in BI, and why do so many projects appear to be unsuccessful? When we talk about Business Intelligence, especially for big companies, we talk about processing data (from databases and applications) into actionable information. … [Read more...]
After users become familiar with your BI project's benefits, they'll likely want more. Be prepared to provide analysis of unstructured data. We'll show you how to start. … [Read more...]
Rich potential of BI A'dam - September, 22th 2007 - The seeming simplicity of a term like "business intelligence" belies the rich potential its implementation can provide to a small or midsize company. Data mining is the backbone of BI--it means sorting through company data and identifying and extracting valuable information about operations. … [Read more...]
Provider of data integration software REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 6, 2011 – Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the Informatica 9.1 Platform. Based on years of pioneering innovation, Informatica 9.1 is the first unified data integration platform designed to unleash the full business potential of Big Data and empower the data-centric enterprise. … [Read more...]