Practicing business intelligence allows your company to transform raw data into sets of insights for targeted business growth. The business intelligence and analytics community on BrightTALK is made up of thousands of data scientists, database administrators, business analysts and other data professionals. Find relevant webinars and videos on business analytics, business intelligence, data analysis and more presented by recognized thought leaders. Join the conversation by participating in live webinars and round table discussions.
Hadoop provides a powerful platform for data science and analytics, where data engineers and data scientists can leverage myriad data from external and internal data sources to uncover new insight. Such power is also presenting a few new challenges. On the one hand, the business wants more and more self-service, and on the other hand IT is trying to keep up with the demand for data, while maintaining architecture and data governance standards.
In this webinar, Andrew Ahn, Data Governance Initiative Product Manager at Hortonworks, will address the gaps and offer best practices in providing end-to-end data governance in HDP. Andrew Ahn will be followed by Oliver Claude of Waterline Data, who will share a case study of how Waterline Data Inventory works with HDP in the Modern Data Architecture to automate the discovery of business and compliance metadata, data lineage, as well as data quality metrics.
This presentation will explain what Marketing Optimization is and how it is performed using simple, easy to understand terms and examples. The presenter is Paul Maiste who has over 25 years of experience using data analytics to improve business performance. Paul has a Ph.D in Statistics, taught at Johns Hopkins and is the CEO of Lityx LLC an analytic software and services firm specializing in the use of predictive analytics and marketing optimization. Go beyond the use of BI tools and modeling and learn how to get even higher performance out of your marketing programs.
Business Agility is a means for organizations to respond and adapt to the new pace of change. Achieving it means transforming your organization for speed and opportunity capture. It involves changing your mindset, how you make trade-off decisions, and how you deliver products and IT services.
Author and Chief Research Officer Howard Dresner discusses his analysis and findings in this Wisdom of Crowds series study on End User Data Preparation. Learn why Trifacta was given the highest rating amongst 26 vendors in this research study. Joe Hellerstein, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer will discuss the origins of Trifacta, and why our approach to exploratory data preparation enables organizations to quickly turn raw data into strategic assets.
Data breaches of all sorts, affecting credit card providers, retailers and health care providers, suggest that such breaches will continue and grow as a major risk to all organizations and their IT, security, and compliance departments. At the same time, Big Data solutions are gradually becoming more prevalent, connecting many new sources of data and thus potentially increasing both the vulnerability and the magnitude of a data breach. It is no wonder that Stratecast survey data suggest that one of IT managers’ primary concerns with Big Data is security, yet the advantages of Big Data in enabling revenue creation make it very attractive to the business. This panel discussion will explore the security issues around Big Data.
In particular, the panel will discuss:
•Whether Big Data necessarily increases the risk of a security breach
•How to assess the risks associated with different types of Big Data solutions
•How to avoid data breaches in a Big Data environment
John Koetsier: VP Research; VentureBeat
Andrew Laffoon: CEO & Co-Founder; Mixbook
Erik Tarui, VP Marketing and CRM, textPlus
Moderator: Wendy Schuchart, analyst; VentureBeat
Is Mobile Marketing Automation the silver bullet to your apps success? How do you successfully leverage mobile marketing automation solutions to meet your business needs? With an increasingly complex market landscape, which solutions are tailored to your business?
We surveyed 375 mobile developers with over 900 million monthly average users, analyzed 1.8 million apps in Google Play and the iOS app store, conducted 17 live interviews, and surveyed 19 MMA providers to find answers to these questions.
Join us to learn how to successfully leverage mobile marketing automation to your advantage.
A webinar in collaboration with Cisco, Hortonworks and Red Hat
Companies in every industry look for ways to explore new data types and large data sets that were previously too big to capture, store and process. They need to unlock insights from data such as clickstream, geo-location, sensor, server log, social, text and video data. However, becoming a data-first enterprise comes with many challenges.
Join this webinar organized by three leaders in their respective fields and learn from our experts how you can accelerate the implementation of a scalable, cost-efficient and robust Big Data solution. In this webinar, Cisco, Hortonworks and Red Hat will explore how new data sets can enrich existing analytic applications with new perspectives and insights and how they can help you drive the creation of innovative new apps that provide new value to your business.
Watch this EMC Tech Talk for live discussion about Adobe Systems demonstrated that running Hadoop-as-a-Service (HDaaS) on a virtualized and centralized infrastructure based on EMC Isilon is an ideal solution for large-scale data analytics workloads. Learn more at this presentation and Q&A session!
This presentation provides an overview of the POC’s infrastructure design, initial obstacles, and successful completion, as well as touching on sizing, configuration details, and best practices.
This particular case underscores how HDaaS built on an integrated and virtualized infrastructure delivers outstanding performance, scalability, and efficiency, paving the way toward larger-scale Big Data analytics in Hadoop environments.
Don’t miss an opportunity to view the demonstration and get your questions answered by our experts. Register Now!
In this webinar you will learn more about the AddressDoctor spring release 5.7.0:
•Improved Coverage of Business Names and Addresses in the United Kingdom
•Building-Level Rooftop Geocoding for United Kingdom
•Ability to Retrieve UPRN as Enrichment for United Kingdom Addresses
•Ability to Retrieve Province ISO Codes in Batch, Interactive, and Fast Completion Results
•Multi-Language support for localities in Switzerland
•Ability to Retrieve NIS Code as Enrichment for Belgium Addresses
•New point geocoding feature for Australia
•Ability to Remove Locality and Province Descriptors from China and Japan Addresses
•Improved Parsing and Validation of India Addresses
•Ability to Retrieve FIAS ID as Enrichment for Russia Addresses
•Introduction of Cyrillic Script for Bulgaria Addresses
•Ability to Validate Slovakia Addresses that Contain Street Name Abbreviations
Salesforce Analytics Cloud is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user. But to truly unlock customer insights, organizations need to first connect, relate and aggregate data from everywhere.
Join Informatica, Salesforce and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) for an interactive webcast on how HMH is using Analytics Cloud as an essential business platform, along with the help of Informatica to transform their sales organization’s ability to more effectively manage pipeline across their sales organization.
These days consumers interact with companies across multiple channels—from walking into a physical location to engaging with your website or even calling to make a complaint. Is your customer experience consistent across these channels? Or do these multiple touch points mean multiple consumer experiences?
Join our webinar to learn how you can create a truly seamless omnichannel experience and gain better insights from a single customer view, all through unlocking the power of your data.
Attend this webinar to find out:
• Where the omnichannel dream falls flat
• What role data and its quality plays in omnichannel and the single customer view
• How to address common data collection challenges, through every channel you interact with customers
• How to achieve omnichannel success through better data quality
Join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST for a webinar focused on critical importance of In-Memory Computing in turning Big Data into Fast Data. Featuring Jason Stamper, Data Platforms & Analytics Analyst for 451 Research and Nikita Ivanov, co-founder and CTO at GridGain Systems.
Some organizations are stuck in neutral, spending too much time on implementing predictive analytics. This can keep them from addressing core business challenges.
Instead, the focus should be on predictive modeling and machine learning. So where to start?
This webinar will show you how SAS® can help you:
• Quickly and easily build models to analyze your big data – including neural network, regression, Bayesian network and others.
• Automate model deployment and scoring to gain true business value.
• Increase the productivity of analytic and IT teams.
• Integrate open source tools to your model lifecycle processes.
Faster, less-expensive backups using in-the-wire deduplication is not only possible, but easier than you might expect. Our live webcast shows you how it’s possible — without disrupting mission-critical operations.
Join storage analyst and vendor watchdog, Jon Toigo, along with Marc Mombourquette, a Dell data protection subject matter expert, for a hype-free examination of appliance-based data deduplication, and how it can benefit your production storage and backup environments immediately
If your organization is buried in too many text documents, one thing’s for sure: You can’t read your way out of it.
But there is a way to make sense of all your text data - SAS Contextual Analysis.
This webinar offers a clear, step-by-step walk-through of the software, and describes how it can improve your business. You’ll learn how to:
• Categorize documents and understand senti¬ment.
• Define the type of data you’re using.
• Interact with your data to update your models and extract information.
• Score a SAS data set.
• Answer questions on the fly with its embedded user assistance.
A recent, global poll identified the key concern in deploying Skype for Business was how to deliver an outstanding end-user experience, across an environment with multiple vendors.
This webcast will show you the key insights of how to not only oversee a successful Skype for Business deployment but how to make it work seamlessly with your existing unified communications environment, in turn, delivering an outstanding experience.
Driven by both financial and environmental factors, Thorogood helped this world-class consumer goods manufacturer to develop a solution for the statistical analysis of energy usage in production plants with QlikView and R.
This presentation was recorded live at Thorogood's Business Intelligence & Analytics Update seminar in London on 3 March 2015.
Liz and Andrew show two of the key products in the SAS suite and explore how to integrate this leading enterprise analytics platform into your information landscape.
This presentation was recorded live at Thorogood's Business Intelligence & Analytics Update seminar in London on 3 March 2015.
Trevor Jones, Founder and CEO of Thorogood, kicks off the event with a look at the year ahead for the BI & Analytics market. He highlights the opportunity to drive better organizational performance through data-driven decision making enabled by today's leading business intelligence and analytics tools.
This presentation was recorded live at Thorogood's Business Intelligence & Analytics Update seminar in London on 3 March 2015.
Storage bottlenecks handcuff performance for many applications — especially those running on SQL Server. Using FlashSoft® software to cache I/O with a server-attached flash memory device lowers latency and improves IOPs. It might also mean that you can run more virtual machines on the same hardware or push out your storage upgrade — saving software licensing fees and hardware costs.
Learn the highlights of FlashSoft for Windows and Hyper-V and how it can help you.
Today retailers face many challenges being immersed in an omnichannel reality where customers’ expectations are much higher than before. During this webinar, Elena Martínez, Retail Specialist at Openbravo, will discuss the mechanisms to achieve excellence in daily in-store operations.
What Will You Learn?
- How to get excellence in store operations to deliver great experiences, not only for your customers but also to your store managers and associates.
- Specific feature examples to efficiently handle the store operations like opening and closure, preventing fraud at any point, save-the-sale techniques and many more!
Who Should Attend?
- Business Areas Directors
- IT Administrators
Join us on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT/2:00 PM EDT for the second webinar in the Coding Examples series for Apache Ignite(TM) (incubating), in which GridGain EVP of Engineering, Dmitriy Setrakyan will demonstrate more examples of the capabilities of Apache Ignite. See Part 1 in this series at http://bit.ly/1dyIduP.
Impact Sourcing (IS) is a business process service delivery model that provides quality and cost at parity with traditional Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), but with optimized enhancements. IS employs individuals with limited opportunity for sustainable employment as principal workers in BPO centers to provide high-quality, information-based services to domestic and international public and private-sector clients.
You will learn about:
·A qualified, trained talent pool with skillsets aligned to match client needs
·Lower attrition rates and higher corresponding levels of employee engagement
·Opportunities to fulfil corporate social responsibility and diversity objectives
How do you know which technology is right in todays database world, we will explore the range of technologies from MySQL/Percona/Maria to Xtra Cluster to Mongo to Redis and how you can fit all of these together to form a path way for your data. Not one technology fits everything but together you can use the right tool for the right job, and make the data flow seamlessly between them to range from short session data to longer term reporting data and everything between. We are at the new frontier in database lets work on a new toolset to prepare you for it.
David is currently the Lead DBA for Object Rocket by Rackspace, where he works on sharding, mongo, tool building, very large-scale issues, and high performance mongo architecture. Before that he was the MySQL/NoSQL Architect for Electronic Arts, after working in segments from data centers to high performance advertising with skills ranging from programing to hardware/network design he brings a top down view into troubleshooting and tuning. He enjoys large-scale operational tool building, high performance OS and Database tuning, and extending mongo to improve operations team both large and small.
In this presentation, we will discuss scaling choices to Big Data, your options, decision points, and how to use existing infrastructure. Traditional relational databases like Oracle and IBM have been the de facto RDBMSs for decades. They do many things very well and are still a strong choice for high performance transactional systems, especially for data volumes below a few terabytes. However, when data volumes begin to scale, many enterprises are looking for more cost-effective alternatives.
Distributed computing (i.e., the ability to scale out on commodity hardware) is a disruptive technology underpinning the new wave of database innovators such as SQL-on-Hadoop, NoSQL and NewSQL solutions. These solutions can offer a dramatic price/performance improvement over legacy databases. Incumbent database vendors have faced threats to their dominance in the past, but it is different this time, because of the volume, velocity, and variety of data growth.
In this presentation we will cover an overview of the Big Data landscape with a focus on scale out architectures.
If you’ve ever felt alone with your data protection frustrations, this webcast will prove you’re not ― and that there are some simple, real-world strategies that’ll make your job a whole lot more enjoyable. We’ve put together a panel of IT professionals from a range of industries ― including a network engineer, an IT director and a CTO ― to share with you what worked for them, and what didn’t, when it comes to data protection. You’ll get to hear about the common struggles they shared and the best practices that empowered them to stop wasting time and energy on slow backup and recovery processes.
By the end of this educational webcast, you’ll be able to:
•Manage the gap between users who expect "always on" and the reality of system downtime.
•Overcome the headache of administrative challenges.
•Modernize your data protection strategy while keeping costs low and meeting requirements.
Predictive Analysis is a key use case of Big Data. Today, data driven organizations use advanced machine learning algorithms to understand and improve their business operations. In this session we will provide an overview of Spark's machine learning capabilities and leverage Apache Zeppelin's web based notebook for interactive data science analysis.
Machine Learning has already started to show its potential and will continue to grow in importance, while at the same time, it is often oversold as its pitfalls and costs are not sufficiently emphasised.
This talk will attempt to find a balance between these two impulses. In particular, after a brief overview of machine learning modes, Luis will look at topics such as:
-How good UX design can amplify or mitigate the failures of the ML
component of the system
-How expectation management is important (why do we accept the need to train people, but not computers?)
-Why domain knowledge is almost always necessary, but it's rarely
-Why there will still be a need for data scientists in 20 years (rather
than they, themselves, also being "automated away" by machine learning)
More than half of all programmatic display dollars are expected to go to mobile this year. However, a few myths regarding mobile continue to persist and are keeping brand advertisers from taking a more holistic approach to their marketing. With the explosion of mobile, it is imperative that marketers better understand how they can activate the vast amount of consumer data already at their fingertips to more effectively allocate their marketing spend and maximize returns.
In this webinar, experts from TUNE and AOL will arm you with critical insights on the next generation of mobile marketing. Kelly Mullins of TUNE will discuss how the data sitting inside your app can be used to create targetable audience segments and power highly effective mobile programmatic campaigns. Michael Brooks of AOL will dive into the best practices of using this data to achieve marketing goals across all screens.
Hortonworks Acquires SequenceIQ to Provide Automated Deployment of “Hadoop Everywhere”.
Founded in February 2014, SequenceIQ has developed innovative products such as Cloudbreak, an elastic and cloud agnostic deployment solution for HDP clusters, and Periscope, which provides policy-based autoscaling for multi-tenant HDP clusters. The company has deep experience contributing to existing Apache Software Foundation projects and innovating within the open source community, best exemplified by the seamless integration of Cloudbreak and Periscope with Apache Ambari and Apache Hadoop YARN.
Please join us on this webinar where we will provide an overview of Cloudbreak and Periscope including an update on the latest features and road ahead.
The London-based telecommunications company offers broadband, phone and networking services, all with one goal in mind – helping it's customers become more efficient.
And just like its customers, BT needs to make accurate, informative decisions to grow as a business.
That growth starts with data.
Join one of the world’s leading communications providers, BT Retail, to find out how they:
- Unified reporting between multiple Salesforce instances
- Provided optimal timely data to achieve a single view of customers
- Migrated from a two week manual integration process to a daily automated run
- Enable strategic decisions based on a unified dashboard in Salesforce!
Hybrid cloud is the defining architecture for today’s enterprises. Yet traditional hybrid cloud approaches can result in cloud silos, operational complexity, and barriers to extracting value from data. What if you could have a unified view of data throughout your enterprise? Or the ability to store, access, share and protect data across multiple private and public clouds? You can.
Join NetApp EVP George Kurian on Wednesday, May 20th at 10amPT to learn the latest thought leadership around hybrid cloud for critical enterprise workloads.
The financial services industry is in the early stages of a significant digital transformation. With investment in fintech rising from $520 million in 2010 to about $3 billion in 2014, the financial services industry is well funded to drive unprecedented change.
Historically on opposite sides of the playing field, smart fintech firms and financial institutions are beginning to see that they need one another to thrive.
Join Yodlee® Interactive for a webinar hosted by VentureBeat on May 20th at 10 a.m. PT, for engaging commentary and analysis about the evolution of the financial services model and how banks and fintech companies can work together through joint innovation.
Hear from panelists Collin Canright, Principal at Canright Communications, Jason Henrichs, Partner at The Kenetic Group, Jesse Podell, Co-Founder and COO at TechDay and Jason O’Shaughnessey, VP of International at Yodlee Interactive.
The term machine learning is frequently heard these days in connection with data science. In this talk, I’ll explain what machine learning is and how it is related to some other terms we hear in the context of data science such as predictive modelling or data mining. I’ll also cover key concepts related to machine learning such as supervised and unsupervised learning, and cover some of the commonly used machine learning approaches like regression, decision trees, clustering and artificial neural networks. Finally, with the help of an example, I’ll go over the process of using machine learning to solve a real life problem.
We have all probably heard of machine learning by now. Some may even know that it is embedded in hundreds of everyday consumer and business products and services from search to image and speech recognition. In this talk Peter will give a brief overview of what machine learning is, where it came from and where it might take us in the near, medium and far term - two, five and ten years, respectively. He will cover the positive changes it will bring, plus the risks and issues that may result from the widespread adoption of this technology.
Microsoft Ignite takes place in Chicago from May 4-8. This sold-out event is the largest and most comprehensive Microsoft technology event.
IR will be there so if you can't make it, join us to hear all the low down of what happened. Key product announcements, new releases and out takes from key speakers.
If you can't be in Chicago, this is the next best thing.
Data analysis is the driver to identify cost savings and increased efficiencies. It allows you to better predict the future as well as remediate the past.
You can not only streamline operations and reduce costs by analyzing service performance to predict and preempt events, but also mine information on business transactions to identify potential new revenue channels. By starting with key ITSM and ITOM operational analytics you can focus on service performance and start to see immediate savings. You’ll also learn how building a new data analytics framework to expand to more enterprise wide topics such as customer sentiment, network failure prediction and transaction analysis can deliver additional business value.
Join Unisys and Dr. Rod Fontecilla, Chief Data Scientist, as we take a quick tour of these exciting new offerings of Big Data analytics that are now available for both the ServiceNow and BMC Platforms.
Attend this webinar for a comprehensive look at the most innovative and accurate services available for data quality and mobile communication. Informatica Data as a Service offers global verification services for better customer communication across channels. Reduce costs associated with contact data, catch invalid data before it enters your systems, and cleanse existing data using Email Verification, Address Verification, and Phone Validation. Communicate with customers using the most popular form of communication in history - SMS Mobile Messaging. These cloud-based products can be easily and quickly implemented into any system or application. In this webinar, see a product demo, common use cases, and how each service works, presented by Data as a Service Technical Specialist Allison Hepburn.
Michael DePetro, Sr. Technical Delivery Manager, Americas PIM Practice, Informatica, brings 15+ years’ experience to the table in successful Master Data Management projects. Implementing a Product Information Management solution is not just installing an IT tool. PIM is a program enabler for information transformation in the enterprise for both Business and IT.
In this webinar, Michael will share his expertise on key agilities when implementing PIM in order to drive business goals like omnichannel ready experience, faster time to market, operational efficiencies or regulation ready data.
- Change Management
- PIM Enterprise Approach
- Time Lines
- Core Team Utilization
- Partners in Implementation
When you hear someone say, “that is a nice infographic” or “check out this sweet dashboard,” many people infer that they are “well-designed.” Creating accessible (or for the cynical, “pretty”) content is only part of what makes good design powerful. The human-centered design process is geared toward solving specific problems. This process has been formalized in many ways (e.g., IDEO’s Human Centered Design, Marc Hassenzahl’s User Experience Design, or Braden Kowitz’s Story-Centered Design), but the basic idea is that you have to explore the breadth of the possible before you can isolate truly innovative ideas.
In this talk, I'll share some lessons we've learned from the human-centered design process and how those lessons can be used by other data science practitioners.
In this webinar you'll learn how Pivotal HAWQ, one of the world’s most advanced enterprise SQL on Hadoop technology, coupled with the Hortonworks Data Platform, the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform, can turbocharge your Data Science efforts.
Together, Pivotal HAWQ and the Hortonworks Data Platform provide businesses with a Modern Data Architecture for IT transformation.
One of the most unique and critical feature of Cloud is it’s “Elasticity”. The very nature of SaaS applications being delivered over cloud (internet) enforces a natural requirement for these applications to be elastic as well in order to leverage the cloud benefits. However, one of the common myths in SaaS is Cloud will take care of scalability and application need not worry about it. Many SaaS providers realize this when their applications are put for a true scalability test – which can span across all the layers of your application. While the cloud facilitates elasticity the application should have been architected to make use of it. In this webinar we are going focus on the best practices involved in building a true scalable SaaS application.
• Scalability considerations in a layered architecture
• Scalability design patterns
• Techniques for database scalability
• Balancing cost vs. scalability in AWS cloud
• Key services in AWS for SaaS applications to leverage scalability
Imagine knowing today what tomorrow will bring. Now you can.
Predictive analytics, known for its ability to predict future business outcomes and provide deeper insights, was once thought to only benefit data scientists. However, modern technologies are putting the value of predictive analytics into the hands of business users like sales, operations, customer service, and supply chain personnel.
Join Ana Costa e Silva, Senior Data Scientist at TIBCO Analytics for a live webcast event and learn:
- The critical factors that influence a successful enterprise deployment of advanced analytics
- How to harness the power of predictive insights within a visual data discovery environment, supporting data scientists, analysts, and business users alike
- How to use guided analytics to maximize the impact of data scientists’ expertise
- How to overcome the internal barriers to advanced analytic deployments
- About the depth and breadth of advanced analytic capabilities within Spotfire