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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.
  • Informatica has been positioned as "a Leader" in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement*. According to the report, the desire to leverage Archives as a secondary data store for Big Data Analytics is driving the growth of the Structured Data Archiving market. For many though it’s the desire to reduce complexity in the IT landscape, drive down cost and enable records management & compliance teams to gain easy access to the critical data.

    Join this webinar to understand how Informatica is helping organisations integrate their legacy data assets into their Big Data Strategies, thus simplifying and reducing the cost of their legacy estates. Also see how this approach is being applied to Live platforms to drive down operational costs and significantly reduce the risk associated with uncontrolled data growth.

    *Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement, Garth Landers, Alan Dayley, Sheila Childs, 16 June 2015.
  • During this webinar, Elena Martínez, Retail Specialist at Openbravo, and Victor Gaspar, Business Country Manager for Colombia at GMV (Openbravo Certified Partner), will show how proximity technology is shaping the retail industry and how it is delivering great in-store experiences. We will explore the insights those technologies like beacons provide to the physical store personnel as well as the store management and how they enhance the customer experience. In addition, we will also present the limitations and concerns those technologies have and how you can overcome them.

    What Will You Learn?
    - Different proximity technology application scenarios and benefits obtained from them.
    - Real success story of eBeacons technology used in the flagship office of a Spanish Retail Bank.
    - How to use these technologies on top of your commerce solution.

    Who Should Attend?
    - Business Areas Directors
    - CIOs
    - IT Administrators
    - Consultants
  • Hadoop has become unavoidable. Companies of all sizes are at different stages of their thoughts on Big Data. Whether you're just starting to explore the platform or you already have several existing clusters, everyone faces the same challenge - to develop its internal expertise.

    Specialists of Big Data, Talend, and Hortonworks, watch this webinar to discover how to unify all your data in Hadoop, without specific skills Big Data.
  • Does your organization have a reliable way to intake project ideas? Do you struggle with how to determine whether project requests align with business strategy? How do you know if the costs will outweigh the benefits?

    Join us for a webinar, where we will explore these topics and more. We’ll discuss:

    •Providing a standardized idea Input form, making it easier to evaluate potential projects
    •How to determine whether ideas align with strategic objectives
    •How to determine relative priority across ideas
    •The best way to evaluate costs and benefits of high priority ideas
    •How to use Idea portfolios for what-if scenarios
    •Converting ideas to projects
    •Using workflows for Approvals, Action Items and Governance

    After discussing these best practices, we’ll use CA PPM show how they can be implemented as a real world, practical solution!

    Register today!

    This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.

    In accordance with its Privacy Policy, CA Technologies may disclose your registration information with its partner(s) which assist with this presentation. For more information about CA’s disclosure practices, please visit the CA Privacy Notice here
  • The new Microsoft Windows 10 platform is an exciting step forward from both a functionality and a security perspective. Senior Product Marketing Manager, Stephen Rose covers the new features of this operating system and what they mean to you as a way of adding additional security to your organization.
  • Are you taking full advantage of the power of big data? Is it enhancing the data you already have, or simply slowing down your speed to insight? Learn how leveraging Hadoop, one of the world’s most popular big data repositories, can help you:

    – add greater context and create a powerful, comprehensive view of the business situation
    – integrate big data with traditional enterprise data sources more efficiently
    – enable the fastest, most accurate way to discover insights and transform them into business improvements

    Join Senior Sales Engineer, Roger Yeh, as he explores the in’s and out’s of Hadoop and how to leverage it to improve your business.
  • Watch how we do big room planning, and learn how you can do it, too.

    First, assemble the entire delivery group (dev teams, UX, architecture, product managers, business leaders) together, in the same room.

    Then share a high-level vision and business context; next, collaborate to identify risks and dependencies, and prioritize and plan work among teams and iterations; finally, commit to a shared plan.
  • Data visualization is red hot – and for good reason. It allows you to find the hidden insight in your data and make better decisions.

    Join this 30-minute webcast to learn:

    - Advanced tips for data analysis
    - Visualization plug-in architecture
    - Awesome finished examples
    - Visualization-based InfoApps™

    If you enjoyed this webinar, register for Advanced Data Visualization Part II here:
  • With all the advantages public and private clouds provide today, do you have the comprehensive cloud analytics that goes with it?
    • Are you able to coordinate the overall performance of your cloud today, to truly gauge service health and operational efficiencies?
    • Have you been able to compare costs of different providers with ease, to rapidly determine trends in quality and reliability?

    If these topics are important to you, then join us for this hybrid cloud management session on cloud analytics.

    Register for this webinar and learn how to gain full visibility into your organization and make the informed decisions and adjustments in investments that will meet your profitability targets and increase user satisfaction.
  • Scalding is a scala DSL for Cascading. Run on Hadoop, it’s a concise, functional, and very efficient way to build big data applications. One significant benefit of Scalding is that it allows easy porting of Scalding apps from MapReduce to newer, faster execution fabrics.

    In this webinar, Cyrille Chépélov, of Transparency Rights Management, will share how his organization boosted the performance of their Scalding apps by over 50% by moving away from MapReduce to Cascading 3.0 on Apache Tez. Dhruv Kumar, Hortonworks Partner Solution Engineer, will then explain how you can interact with data on HDP using Scala and leverage Scala as a programming language to develop Big Data applications.​
  • Don’t let complex data get in the way of innovation.

    Join this webcast to hear experts from Informatica and Bluewolf discuss how to fix the most common data challenges Salesforce customers face.
    You will learn how different companies successfully:
    •Cleaned a mature Salesforce org full of dirty data
    •Integrated newly acquired companies and divisions quickly
    •Created complete customer profiles despite fragmented data

    Register Now

    Join Informatica Cloud and Bluewolf to hear experts discuss how companies are unlocking real value and ROI from their Salesforce investments as reported in the State of Salesforce 2014-15 report. Learn how you can conquer Salesforce data quality problems over the data lifecycle to ensure CRM system data integrity.
    We hope you can join us - Register Now!
  • By leveraging Big Data, you already know your data now comes from a variety of sources, including CRM systems, files, spreadsheets, video, social media, payment data, and more. As data is being collected from these diverse sources, sensitive information must be protected. The question is - how do you comprehensively secure your Big Data environment amid the almost daily reports of yet another colossal breach affecting another organization?

    Join this webinar and gain practical information on how to best leverage Hortonworks and Vormetric to comprehensively secure your Big Data environment, address compliance issues, and minimize the impact on your systems.
  • Seeing and understanding data is richer than creating a collection of queries, dashboards, and workbooks.You will see how visual and cognitive science explain what makes data visualization so deeply satisfying. Why does a collection of bars, lines, colors, and boxes become surprisingly powerful and meaningful? How does fluid interaction with data views multiply our intelligence? Three decades of research into the beautiful science of data visualization explain why history have converged at this moment, and why interactive data visualization has brought us to the verge of an exciting new revolution.
  • To help drive incremental revenue and long-term value for its shareholders, First Niagara made a commitment to compete on customer experience and product innovation. By creating a customer-centric culture, the bank is empowering all of its team members to be even more responsive to customers’ individual needs across lines of business, channels and touch points.

    Join us for a webinar to hear how Jeff Semonovich, SVP & Managing Director of Enterprise Services at First Niagara, is leading the effort to implement a Customer360 platform to help improve customer service and increase cross sell revenue. He will explain how the bank is rethinking the way it manages and internally shares customer data to be more agile, to innovate faster, and to future-proof the bank’s customer-centricity strategy.

    Find out how First Niagara is using the Informatica Total Customer Relationship solution to bring together business-critical customer data from multiple siloed applications, clean and enrich it, merge duplicates, and manage household, business and influencer network relationships. Then, fuel their analytics and operational applications so employees are empowered to execute the bank’s customer-centric strategy.

    During this webinar, Jeff Semonovich from First Niagara, Satish Puskoor, Specialist Leader in Information Management from Deloitte, and Jakki Geiger, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing in Information Quality Solutions from Informatica, will:

    • Discuss barriers to seeing a total customer relationship view across products and channels
    • Explain how First Niagara is shifting from a product-centric to a customer-centric view
    • Share the business benefits First Niagara expects to achieve
    • Reveal the lessons First Niagara has learned from this experience
    • Answer your customer data management questions in the live Q&A
  • The big data era has lead to the proliferation of new technologies that enable a wider set of users to more effectively analyze and consume data to improve operations and decision making. We’ve moved beyond traditional dashboard visualizations as the sole method of consuming data, and instead are now incorporating data visualizations into nearly every aspect of the analysis process. The discussion will explore the considerations of designing data visualizations to enable fast exploration and profiling of data.
  • Fast data applications are growing rapidly – driven by the adoption of IoT, M2M and SaaS platforms. While there’s general recognition that fast streaming data applications can produce significant yet fundamentally different values than Big Data applications, it’s not yet clear what technologies and approaches should be used to derive the value from these fast data streams. Building applications on real-time streaming data has unique requirements. Legacy databases get overwhelmed. A common solution is stitching together a collection of open source projects; however this has a steep learning curve, adds complexity and limits performance and latency.

    So how do you combine real-time analytics with real-time decisions in an architecture that's reliable, scalable and simple? The answer is a scale out, in-memory database, that’s fast enough (< 1 millisecond) to support per-event transactions. In addition, a platform that supports streaming aggregation combined with per-event ACID processing and SQL, simplifies development and enhances performance and capability. VoltDB uses materialized views to provide real-time aggregation and summary and support combining real-time analytics with per-event decisions. The basis is SQL, which is used to query and re-aggregate views; and up-to-date views can be queried inside of transactions for per-event, real-time transactions.

    In this webinar Ryan Betts, CTO at VoltDB, will explain:
    • Why streaming aggregation is a key to streaming analytics
    • How SQL can be used in combination with streaming aggregation
    • The benefits of up-to-date analytics for per-event transactions and insights