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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.
  • Join us to learn how search-driven analytics can make BI accessible to all users, as well as to discover the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches to analytical search.
  • Join guest speaker Holger Kisker Ph.D. as he discusses what companies need today: a flexible data management architecture to cope with both traditional and emerging sources of data (in any structure), advanced data analytics to extract deeper business insights, and efficient ways to deliver these insights as information or data services for better business decisions. All embedded into an efficient data virtualization layer that makes all data available when, where, and in whatever format it is needed.
  • Watch a short demo on the technology behind search-driven analytics, the future of Business Intelligence. You will see how ThoughtSpot allows anyone - with zero training - to get answers from their data and make smarter decisions.
  • This webinar will focus around the What, Why and How of Sales Performance Management (SPM) and Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) automation.
    Learn What SPM can do for your organisation, its benefits and real life stories of other organisations and how they are thriving in a new, more automated world. Based upon research, you will also be exposed to the answers as to Why organisations embark on the journey to automation. Finally, you will be shown a demonstration as to How an automated solution can be used to enhance sales performance, reduce administrative headaches and allow your organisation to move from a day to day survival mode of calculation to using IBM’s ICM solution as a strategic advantage.

    What Is OpenSymmetry?

    OpenSymmetry is a trusted leader and global advisor that delivers Sales, HR and Finance solutions to drive accelerated business performance. With a leading success rate across more than 20 industries worldwide, you can count on OpenSymmetry to deliver the comprehensive solutions you need for a proven path to rapid results.


    James Mulligan - James has been working in the SPM industry for over 9 years. With experiences across numerous products and platforms, as well as multiple implementation and selling roles, James has the knowledge and experience to speak to every level of the SPM engagement. James joined Varicent (now IBM ICM) in June 2006 as an Implementation Consultant and held numerous roles at both Varicent and IBM, before moving to OpenSymmetry in 2014 to lead sales in EMEA.

    Jon Clark – Jon joined OpenSymmetry in 2009. He leads the Strategy Services practice for EMEA, which focuses on Smarter Sales development, incentive plan design, business case for automation and future state design. In addition, Jon has experience in wider reward and performance management design.
  • Large-scale forecasting problems require you to understand the structure of your time series data. Whether you’re a retailer trying to determine the right assortment of SKUs for your stores, part of a telco anticipating call center demand for labor capacity planning, or in any industry where you need to make forecasts over time – this webinar will be of interest.

    Join us as we discuss an approach for successfully forecasting the wide range of time series patterns through time series segmentation. We will also show how the new SAS® Forecast Server client makes time series segmentation an integrated part of the forecasting process.

    Watch and learn:

    • The basics of time series segmentation and the value of its application to large-scale forecasting challenges.

    • How to apply the right forecast modeling strategy to any time series pattern with the new SAS Forecast Server client.

    Go ahead and watch now!
  • See how CA manages and monitors our own CA SAP environment

    SAP applications and the business processes they enable often represent the very core of your business. Customers, partners, and employees expect availability, responsiveness and secure access, while the CEO expects that budget objectives will be met and efficiencies exploited to improve the bottom line. CA Technologies provides a robust portfolio of SAP certified IT management solutions which help reduce the cost and risk associated with delivering your SAP enabled business processes, while helping to enable the service levels needed for more optimal business operations.

    In this session you’ll learn:
    • The business drivers, technical challenges and importance of SAP in the daily works of CA
    • How CA manages its own SAP implementation with CA APM solutions
  • Do you need to build and retrain lots of predictive models quickly? Do you want to test a variety of statistical and machine learning algorithms and easily find the best-performing model? Do you need automated machine learning at scale?

    If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you’ll want to watch this on-demand webinar. Learn from SAS experts Sascha Schubert and Jonathan Wexler as they talk about the ins and outs of automated machine learning at scale. They’ll also demo one of SAS’ newest offerings – SAS® Factory Miner.

    Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to:

    • Easily build and retrain hundreds of predictive models across multiple segments. (With a drag-and-drop interface!)

    • Automatically pick the best model for each segment.

    • Quickly deploy champion models in different environments.

    • Take advantage of automated machine learning techniques.
  • At the heart of every business is its customer. Yet how many businesses truly align their entire organization around the customer and the customer’s experience with their business?

    Join us for our Digital Business Transformation Workshop as our experts walk through the first steps of a Digital Transformation and layout a simple frame work that you can apply to design your businesses Digital Transformation road-map.

    This Digital Business Transformation Workshop is designed to help you:

    1.Understand all the ways your customer(s) touch your business
    2.Design a simple Framework on where to start and what to do next
    3.Case Study: See a firsthand example of a Health Insurance Company’s Digital Business Transformation and how they began their process.
  • Join Grant Bodley for a webinar on Automotive Transformation on the Information Superhighway. Grant is GM of Global Manufacturing Industry Solutions at Hortonworks and will explain:

    Forces transforming the automotive industry
    Disruptive innovation driven by Big Data and the Connected Car
    Open Enterprise Hadoop and the Information Superhighway, and
    How automakers are using new data insights to transform their business
  • Learn more about your market than you ever thought possible with Business Data Enrichment from Informatica Data as a Service. Our Business Data Enrichment offerings are powered by Dun & Bradstreet and are now offered as mapplets in Informatica Data Quality, MDM, and PowerCenter.

    These new mapplets will give Informatica Data Quality, MDM, and PowerCenter customers access to over 150 fields of enriched data about their customers, partners, competitors, vendors, and prospects.
    Simply grab the mapplet from the Informatica Marketplace, get a subscription to Business Data Enrichment and start appending this highly detailed data that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to access within a product that you already use and love.

    Mapplet users will be able to:
    • Perform deep market analysis leveraging detailed firmographics
    • Go beyond just the data that you have within your company’s systems by pulling in trusted, enriched data from the world leader in B2B data
    • Target your top prospects based on the segments that are most important to you
    • Personalize communication to all prospects based on the new data you have about them

    Learn more in this webinar for Informatica Data Quality, MDM, and PowerCenter users.
  • Every company needs to be a technology company to survive in the application economy. Business and customer expectations are immediate and changing on a daily basis. This continuous and disruptive flow of new demand requires an effective approach for managing and consuming centralized resource management insights. Organizations have improved their investment review and approval process but it is more important to determine if an organization “can” take on the desired effort.

    This Webcast will focus on how resource management processes play a key role in potentially providing the insights necessary to answer the “can we” question that must be asked before allowing any new project or program for inclusion in the enterprise portfolio.

    •Do we have the resource capacity?
    •Do we have the resource capability?
    •Can we supplement our existing resources with 3rd-party resources?
    •What are the resource cost comparisons and ramifications?
  • Descubra cómo los datos abiertos compartidos en la nube están generando innovación. Dado que los sensores y los sistemas de TI producen muchos datos, es cada vez más necesario proveer los datos junto a tecnología escalable en la nube para asegurar que los datos sean analizados y hecho útiles. Cuando las organizaciones capturan, documentan y comparten datos, pueden lograr sus objetivos a menores costos al tiempo que añade valor a la economía. Amazon Web Services proporciona un amplio conjunto de herramientas para recopilar, almacenar, analizar y trabajar con datos en cualquier escala.

    Este seminario ofrecerá una visión general de cómo las organizaciones están compartiendo datos abiertamente en la nube para reducir el costo de la innovación, mejorar la entrega de servicios, y hacer frente a los problemas sociales más grandes. Se explicará cómo AWS selecciona conjuntos de datos para su programa de Public Data Sets y abordar los aspectos económicos de la apertura de los datos en la nube.
  • In questo Webinar andremo ad approfondire le caratteristiche di Amazon Redshift, un servizio di data warehouse veloce, completamente gestito, e su scala di petabyte per meno di 1000$ per TB all’anno. Scopri come Amazon Redshift utilizza una tecnologia colonnare, hardware ottimizzato ed un sistema di processamento parallelo per ottenere risposte rapide alle query su data set di differente dimensione, da centinaia di Gigabyte ad uno o più Petabyte. Inoltre, andremo a scoprire tecniche di ottimizzazione della performance ed avrai la possibilità di ascoltare la testimonianza di uno specifico cliente, che racconterà come trae vantaggio dalle elevate performance su enormi dataset, grazie alle economie di scala sulla piattaforma AWS.
  • Ensure your data protection strategy is ready for the new world order of data protection, and meets the nine Rs of backup and recovery: Rebuild, Reduce risk, Restart, Restore, Resume, Roll back, Roll forward, Run your business, and in general, Recover information. IT expert Greg Schulz explains how to make that happen in this webcast.

    Everything isn’t the same when it comes to IT data centers, applications, data, organization size and data recovery needs, but there is one constant: The need for critical application recovery. Learn about industry trends, as well as common IT organization threats, risks, challenges and requirements. In addition, Dell data protection experts Kay Benaroch and Robert Amatruda will show additional ways to ensure reliability, data recovery and overall resiliency. Join us and discover:

    •Why data recovery applies to everyday scenarios as well as headline news events
    •How your organization can’t go forward if you can’t go back in time (recovery)
    •Ways the Dell data protection toolbox adapts to your environment
    •Methods to ensure business continuity through data protection appliances
  • Since many compliance and regulation issues come from data, all organizations need a governance plan for data in all of its many forms. One area that is often overlooked is the abundance of data that your marketing team collects – which is used throughout the business for important objectives, including customer communication and revenue generation.

    The volume of data collected by the marketing area of your organization is set to grow, as most CMOs say that data acquisition is a top priority, according to a Salesforce Marketing Cloud survey. A data governance strategy for the marketing area, including validating and cleansing this data, will reduce the risks of common compliance issues and their consequences.

    Applying data governance best practices to your organization’s marketing operations can be simple, quick, and highly beneficial to your organization overall. For example, accurate, clean data that meets regulations improves a marketer’s ability to effectively personalize their messaging, which can lead to 5-8 times the ROI on your marketing spending. Join us for this Meet the Experts webinar series to learn from the Data as a Service team about the risks and costs of not having a governance strategy for your marketing data, and how we can help you proactively solve these issues.
  • Chris Bradley continues to explain the different disciplines in the DAMA DMBoK 'wheel' - this time concentrating on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • You must be living under a bridge if you’re unaware of the benefits big data can provide organizations. How do you get started with a big data project? The challenges of deploying and operating Hadoop clusters plague many organizations as much consideration is need on platforms, infrastructure, integration and the management of it all. Join Hortonworks & Conopy Cloud as we discuss the approaches are working for large enterprise organization, choosing the right platform or infrastructure, how to get started with a project, the building and maintenance of your Hadoop cluster.

    In this session we will be running live audience votes so you can shape the direction of the conversation.
  • As today's enterprises embrace big data, their information architectures evolve. Most enterprises have multiple technologies to store data; the best-practice information architectures embrace both traditional databases and emerging technologies such as Big Data frameworks and NoSQL. Today’s information architectures recognise that data not only is stored in increasingly disparate data platforms, but also in increasingly disparate locations. Data integration is a key component to blending these technologies to derive business value.

    In this webinar we will be introducing the topic of Big Data Integration and the challenges that companies struggle with to move from science project to production and how Oracle can help with 3 aspects of Big Data Integration:


    Oracle can help you accelerate your success with Hadoop regardless of your chosen Big Data strategy.
  • In today’s networked, online and digital world, the reality of data breaches is here to stay. Financial services enterprises taking advantage of network and data security technologies should take a comprehensive approach to prepare a maximum possible defense of their data. No one technology is sufficient to the task.

    Through a comprehensive approach to data security, including leading data security technologies, the financial services enterprise can significantly reduce risk through data exposure. Listen as industry leaders from Informatica and Deloitte describe how best to secure and govern your data to reduce risk across your financial services enterprise.

    During this session, you can learn how to:
    • Improve control of informational access to reduce sensitive data risk
    • Enable compliance with industry regulations
    • Implement data security techniques

    Attend and you can gain the strategic knowledge and practical steps that you can apply across your financial enterprise to help ensure your data is safe and secure.
  • Robots and drones have captivated us for more than half a century. When you think about a robot, you might automatically think about Rosie from the Jetsons. However, the next revolution of robotics will be very different than what you think. Robotics will enhance everyday life by enabling a broad range of applications from smart home to healthcare and transportation.

    Why now? Historically, robots have been pre-programmed to complete tasks in industrial settings, but thanks to the same technology powering our smart phones, robots are poised to evolve into intelligent, intuitive machines capable of processing their environments quickly and efficiently - both on the ground and in the air. Robots will be seamlessly integrated with everyday life, handling tasks once too time-consuming or tedious for us.

    In this webinar, we'll discuss:

    *The key consumer and commercial applications of robots and drones

    *The role robots will play in societies and economies

    *How smartphone technologies will pave the way to robotics' future

    * How cognitive technologies will transform our lives and business

    * How Qualcomm is fostering innovation and helping the ecosystem

    * The foundation of many IoT applications in shaping the way to robotics


    Jim McGregor, Principal Analyst, Tirias Research
    Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics
    Anthony Lewis, Senior Director of Technology, Qualcomm
    Maged Zaki, Director of Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

    Sponsored by Qualcomm
  • HP’s Informatica Shared Services installation allows hundreds of projects to use PowerCenter data integration capabilities easily and cost effectively. Gain insight on the design, architecture, creation, support, and overall governance of one of the world’s largest worldwide Informatica platform installs. It allows HP to scale the environment to its needs, administrate, support, and upgrade with a relatively small team.

    Learn how to maximize your Informatica investment with helpful administration, support, and configuration tips and cost reduction processes for your data integration capabilities. From how HP measures a project to how they handle communications. We will have an open discussion of challenges, upgrade strategies, learned lessons, and success stories.

    Join us for a guided tour to one of the most complex Informatica installations worldwide!

    This webinar is part of Informatica's webinar series on Agile Data Integration.
  • SQL continues to be the most widely used language for big data analysis. It is no surprise that the SQL on Hadoop ecosystem is vibrant and robust, with many commercial and open source alternatives in the market. It is also an area of active innovation with different tools optimized for varying use cases. In this session we will look into SQL alternatives in HDP spanning Hive, Spark-SQL and Apache Phoenix. We will analyze key strengths and weaknesses of each option and provide guidance on the optimal usage of each tool.
  • Sponsored by Avalara

    If you’re a software or high tech company ready to jumpstart your growth phase, do you understand how much of your limited resources are being sapped trying to manage the tax compliance for every transaction? We didn’t think so. Sales tax compliance is probably the last thing anyone wants to think about – and yet, it can make or break your revenue stream.

    We’re talking to a VP of e-commerce of a major high end retailer, a highly sought-after sales tax guru and our own CFO, each of whom have solved the sales tax compliance equation – and have figured out a way to keep the government happy while streamlining their organizational process flow. By offloading these non-value add activities, business owners, CEOs, and CFOs can focus on what really matters – kicking up all kinds of revenue and adding value back into the business while making the competition weep into their pillows each night.

    Join us for an interesting hour of real-life rock stars who have solved their nightmares with innovative sales tax compliance tactics and strategies. By registering for this webinar, you’ll

    * See real world scenarios of several organizations who have mastered sales tax compliance and requirements
    * Learn action items to prepare your organization to optimize non-value-add business admin activities and reporting time
    * Get your questions answered regarding sales tax strategies by the industry’s top experts during our live exec roundtable Q&A
    * Hear the latest update on the Congressional “internet sales tax” (Marketplace Fairness Act)


    Scott Cohn, Vice President of eCommerce, Chinese Laundry
    Lisa Serwin, CFO, VentureBeat
    Jordan Goodman, Sales and Local Tax Partner, Horwood Marcus & Berk

    Register today for this free learning opportunity with VentureBeat and Avalara
  • CA APM 10 delivers new patent-pending innovations, based on the E.P.I.C. APM strategy that take Easy, Proactive, Intelligent, and Collaborative to new levels. By upgrading you can take advantage of these capabilities to help make triaging application performance easier and faster. In this webcast we’ll cover why the new capabilities are worth upgrading for and give some guidance on how to do the upgrade.

    You will learn:
    o The benefits of upgrading to APM 10
    o Best practices and tips & tricks for a smooth upgrade
    o Services available to help you
  • Being able to set the appropriate context to ask real questions of this massive quantity of data is how companies will spark change that truly matters. And we must be able to do that now, in the moment – and not minutes, days, weeks, or even months later.
  • ​Nichts im Sortiment gefunden? Doch ihre Umsätze können steigen - das Geheimnis der Customer Journey...oder was Sie schon immer über ihre Produkte und das Verhalten Ihrer Kunden wissen wollten.
    Herr Daniel Wrigley (SHI) und Herr Andreas Leichtle (Hortonworks) werden einen Vortrag, in Form einer Fallstudie zum Thema halten und dazu eine Live-Demo mit informativen Dashboards zeigen.
    Worum es geht: Jeder Kunde hinterlässt überall seine digitale Spuren, die im Kontext mit anderen Daten, auch aus anderen Systemen, neue Erkenntnisse liefern, die den Geschäftserfolg steigern werden.

    Wir betrachten die Ausgangslage eines E-Commerce Shops:
    1. Steigender Traffic im Shop wird registriert (die Marketingaktivitäten wirken also)
    2. Der Umsatz bleibt konstant (eigentlich war die Erwartungshaltung, ein steigender Umsatz)
    3. Und die Conversion-Rate sinkt sogar

    Diese Fragen suchen nun nach einer Antwort:
    1. Wie viele Kampagnen gab es zu welchem Produkt?
    2. Was sind meine Topseller?
    3. Sind meine Topseller profitabel?
    4. Was beeinflusst meinen Profit?
    5. Gibt es Kundenfeedback?
    6. Wie gelangen die User zu Produkten und wie werden sie aufgefunden?

    Die komplexen Zusammenhänge werden gezeigt:
    Die Vielzahl von Daten und Informationen, unstrukturiert oder strukturiert, geben den Aufschluss. Live, in einer Demo, sehen Sie, durch Dashboards veranschaulicht, wie diese Fragen eine Antwort finden. Warum kam es zu dieser Ausgangslage und welche Maßnahmen müssen ergriffen werden, um diese Situation zu bereinigen damit die ursprünglichen Ziele doch erreicht werden können.

    Die Analyse dieses Falls wird 4 Aktionen aufzeigen, die zu der Lösung umgesetzt werden müssen.
  • Data professionals tend to see Hadoop as an extension of the data warehouse architecture and not a replacement; however it can reduce the overhead on expensive data warehouses by moving some of the data and processing to Hadoop. The Big Data framework has been extended beyond the warehouse to incorporate operational use cases such as customer insight 360, real-time offers, monetisation, and data archival. Generating value from big data requires the right tools to move and prepare data to effectively discover new insights. In order to operationalize those insights, new data must integrate securely with existing data, infrastructure, applications, and processes.

    In this webinar you will see how Oracle and Hortonworks has made it possible for you to accelerate your Big Data Integration without having to learn MapReduce, Spark, Pig or Oozie code. In fact, Oracle is the only vendor that can automatically generate Spark, HiveQL and Pig transformations from a single mapping which allows our customers to focus on business value and the overall architecture rather than multiple programming languages
  • The adoption of performance management methodologies across all types of businesses continues, but the expected step-change in organisational performance still today, often proves elusive.

    Join Information Builders and Phil Jones, a thought-leader in performance management and business strategy, where we will identify some of the key reasons for such mixed results.

    In this 30 minute webinar, we will explain the importance of connecting up common performance management practices with decision-making processes within organisations, to deliver a significant improvement in operational performance.

    Attend this webinar to learn:

    - How decisions really get made in organisations
    - Where traditional performance management thinking can go wrong
    - How to make sense of the maelstrom of KPIs, measures and useful information
    - Best practices for taking and acting on decisions to improve performance
    - How to really learn from decision making and performance management
  • Rob will talk about how the Obama campaign in 2012 predicted which people were likely to vote for him and Mitt Romney and how these techniques are useful for any marketing team. He'll discuss how his company The Outside View predict which homeowners are most likely to move house and how property companies are using behavioural psychology to engage with them more effectively.
  • Many believe that Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is the next immensely popular online game, similar to the arrival of Poker a decade ago. This relatively new phenomenon is taking North America by storm and slowly knocking on Europe's doors.

    One of the most important elements of this fast-growing industry is Big Data. The games are powered by highly sophisticated algorithms to assess the crucial aspects of an athlete's performance that could contribute to an overall result. Data processing takes a central role on platforms, which then reflect action on the pitch on fans' smartphones, laptops or tablets. At the end of sports matches, the stats are available for further analysis.

    But is DFS really a game of skill, or just another form of gambling? Can it merge together with traditional sports betting or is a ''dangerous'' substitution product? These are some of the topics that will be covered by Valéry Bollier and Benjamin Carlotti in this hot topic webinar.
  • Are you a data scientist working on a project with constantly changing requirements, flawed changing data and other disruptions? Guerrilla Analytics can help.

    The key to a high performing Guerrilla Analytics team is its ability to recognise common data preparation patterns and quickly implement them in flexible, defensive data sets.

    After this webinar, you'll be able to get your team off the ground fast and begin demonstrating value to your stakeholders.

    You will learn about:
    * Guerrilla Analytics: a brief introduction to what it is and why you need it for your agile data science ambitions
    * Data Science Patterns: what they are and how they enable agile data science
    * Case study: a walk through of some common patterns in use in a real project
  • Join this webinar as we discuss how the St. Louis metro system has reduced cost per mile by 30% by partnering with Hortonworks and LHP Telematics. They are now able to gather data from over 200 buses and analyze it to prevent part failures.
  • YARN has fundamentally transformed the Hadoop landscape. It has transformed Hadoop from a single workload system to one that can now support a multitude of “fit for purpose” processing. Join this webinar where will be discussing the importance of YARN, it's role in the Hadoop landscape and take part in votes that will shape the direction of the discussion.
  • Omnichannel is at the heart of today's Retail Transformation. However, most retail CIOs still struggle to redesign their technology frameworks to serve today's multichannel connected customer and support a growing number of new ways to shop. Lack of an omnichannel strategy, rigid legacy systems not allowing to leverage the benefits of cloud and mobile technologies, non-single view of customers across channels or lack of inventory visibility across enterprise to support distributed order management capacity are only some of the key challenges retail CIOs are facing.

    This webinar will be conducted by Ismael Ciordia, Chief Technology Officer at Openbravo, Salil Godika, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer and Industry Group Head at Happiest Minds and introduced by Xavier Places, Product Marketing Director at Openbravo.

    What Will You Learn?
    - Key considerations when designing and rolling out new architecture that delivers omnichannel services.
    - Which technologies to evaluate, including PIM, OMS, Cloud, m-POS or Big Data.
    - How some leading customers in the Specialty Retail subsector are progressing on their omnichannel path with the help of Openbravo.
    - A summary of the main conclusions of the Happiest Minds' report "The State of Omnichannel Retail in the US 2015" .

    Who Should Attend?
    - CIOs
    - Business Areas Directors
    - IT Administrators
    - Consultants

    Register for this webinar and receive a FREE eBook "The State of Omnichannel Retail in the US 2015"!
  • With ever increasing adoption by vendors and enterprises, Spark is fast becoming the de facto big data platform.

    As a general purpose data processing engine, Spark can be used in both R and Python programmes.

    In this webinar, we'll see how to use Spark to process data from various sources in R and Python and how new tools like Spark SQL and data frames make it easy to perform structured data processing.
  • Traditional business intelligence professionals often find it challenging to identify how this new “analytics” craze is any different from what they’ve been doing all along. Other data professionals don’t think much about the difference between BI and data science, because they’re too busy getting amazing results from data science applications like Watson Analytics and Tableau.

    It’s easy to become satisfied with “business as usual”, but what happens when the game changes and more powerful methods become available to derive more value from the same old data? If you want to cut out all the process bulk and really laser target the data and data operations you need… if you want extremely fast results… and if you want to generate data insights that’ll keep you the A-player at your workplace, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a free (and relatively) easy way to achieve these results by using R programming language.

    In this webinar, you’ll get an introduction to R and the core benefits it offers you. You’ll see the lifecycle of an analytics project, noting how analytics is definitely distinct from traditional business intelligence. And lastly, you’ll get a live demo and tutorial on how you can begin using R to prepare your data for analytics.
  • Traditional business intelligence professionals often find it challenging to identify how this new “analytics” craze is any different from what they’ve been doing all along. Other data professionals don’t think much about the difference between BI and data science, because they’re too busy getting amazing results from data science applications like Watson Analytics and Tableau.

    It’s easy to become satisfied with “business as usual”, but what happens when the game changes and more powerful methods become available to derive more value from the same old data? If you want to cut out all the process bulk and really laser target the data and data operations you need… if you want extremely fast results… and if you want to generate data insights that’ll keep you the A-player at your workplace, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a free (and relatively) easy way to achieve these results by using R programming language.

    In this webinar, you’ll get an introduction to R and the core benefits it offers you. You’ll see the lifecycle of an analytics project, noting how analytics is definitely distinct from traditional business intelligence. And lastly, you’ll get a live demo and tutorial on how you can begin using R to prepare your data for analytics.
  • Trouble slicing data just the way you want? Survey data got you down? Trouble slicing data just the way you want? Why is it that sometimes data is easy to analyze and other times it seems nearly impossible? This session will explore the wide variety of data out there in the world. We'll look at:

    ·Excel files with odd "shapes"
    ·Working with multiple flat files that contain separate 'chunks' of the same (or similar) data
    ·Free tools that can help you collect, scrape, reformat, and edit data from the web and other sources, all with the idea that all data should have the same chance to express itself!
  • Since 1999, Oracle has included a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) within the database. That makes it old enough to drive and well past time to get a real job. In today’s data-obsessed world, that job is fortifying Oracle’s database with a healthy dose of analytics to give your database the power to handle the data challenges of the 21st century.

    There are numerous advantages to adopting a 100% Java code base for in-database analytics. Security is doubly enhanced by performing all analytics in the database. The code is highly portable as the identical java classes that run in the database will run on any client with any operating system. Plus the modern paradigm of taking the algorithms to the data is elegantly achieved with minimal effort.

    Until now, a single Java solution with all these qualities wasn’t available. By using JMSL Numerical Libraries, you get a suite of algorithms with routines for predictive analytics, data mining, regression, forecasting, and data cleaning. JMSL is scalable and can be used in Hadoop MapReduce applications. Now, JMSL Numerical Libraries makes Java in the database more than useful -- it makes it unbeatable.

    This webinar walks through the argument of why embedded analytics is better and provides examples using an Oracle database and JMSL. And if you’re not convinced, tell us so in the live, interactive Q&A!
  • 30 Minutes of live tips& tricks and q&a session to help you get the most out of next gen data prep with REV from Informatica. REV boasts of the industry's most end user friendly data management interface needing zero training.
  • In this webinar with CenturyLink, discover 5 steps to take today to move toward a secure, fast and flexible hybrid cloud environment. Best practices and use cases are discussed, along with tips and critical questions you should ask your provider before getting started. We will also offer insight around things to avoid and share common, real-world issues that IT managers face when starting their hybrid cloud journey.

    This webinar is the third in NetApp’s Hybrid Cloud Exchange Webinar series. Follow this series to discover industry-leading insights, partnerships, and resources to help you embrace the hybrid cloud on your terms.
  • In this webinar, you’ll learn how the Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI), part of the Life Sciences Institute of the University of BC, has deployed PHEMI Central Big Data Warehouse to collect, store and manage genomic and clinical data for Molecular You (MyCo). Molecular You is a ground breaking program that will provide 20,000 participants a molecular level understanding of themselves over the next 20 years, and provide scientists with new information necessary to detect disease risk and initiate early intervention.

    The speakers for the event are leaders in their respective areas:

    --Rob Fraser, COO of PMI, will share Molecular You’s goals, as well as the leading-edge technology needed to support a variety of personalized medicine initiatives.
    --Roy Wilds, Director of Product Management for PHEMI, will provide additional examples of how Hortonworks and PHEMI Central can help enterprises in healthcare and other industries provide easy access to secure, unified data to their researchers and analysts.
    --Richard Proctor, General Manager, Global Healthcare, Hortonworks, will also talk about how PMI and other life science leaders can leverage Hortonworks Data Platform and PHEMI Central to realize the tremendous potential of precision medicine.

    Join us to learn more about how these technologies create the Path to Wellness through Big Data.
  • Join the Informatica Cloud product team on Oct 8th, 2015 to find out what's new in the Fall Release of the Informatica Cloud and explore all the key capabilities.

    During the webinar, you will also have the opportunity to see the new Informatica Cloud platform in action and ask any questions that you may have.

    The Fall 2015 release of the Informatica Cloud is packed with many rich functionalities, including:
    •Automated discovery and parsing of log files to enable cloud analytics on your machine generated data
    •Enhanced Cloud Mapping Designer with new interactive configuration tool and fixed-width file support
    •Highly scalable Cloud Runtime Environment for cloud to cloud integrations
    •Informatica Cloud Platform Rest API improvements with fine-grained permission for objects and create or update a connection capability using parameters
    •New enhancements to the Informatica Cloud Real Time in the areas of Service Connector, Process Designer & Guides
    •Robust Subset Engine for Data Masking transformations with the ability to support complex data models and automatic data chunking for Salesforce to allow horizontal partitioning on large data sets
    •Improved connector capabilities for Amazon S3, NetSuite, Salesforce and SAP. New integrations for Microsoft Azure, Box, Concur and others.
  • Data preparation is occasionally referred to as data plumbing, suggesting that it is dirty grunge work that is an unglamorous necessity. We will see how this point of view misses entirely the discovery potential, value, and “thrill of the chase” that data preparation can offer. Data prep includes the all important first step in any analytics project: “Know Thy Data” (which is one of the fundamental principles of data science). We discuss data profiling, data transformations and normalization, feature selection and engineering, and more data prep approaches that empower you to begin learning from your data right out of the “starting gate” on your analytics project. Learning from Data (i.e., data science) doesn’t begin after data prep, but right from the start.
  • In questa sessione di un'ora, coordinata da un Solution Architect, risponderemo alle vostre domande di natura tecnica riguardanti l'utilizzo dei prodotti AWS. In particolare, i primi 30 minuti saranno dedicati al topic "Analisi di Big Data (EMR, Redshift, Kinesis)" e i successivi 30 a domande di qualsiasi tipo.
  • The world’s leading firms have recognized that data, along with human capital, is the most valuable asset they have today. The need for IT to digitize the business and provide actionable data to forecast market movements, improve customer experience, make flash offers, response to network errors, is paramount to sustainability. However, existing systems were not designed to address the data needs of today’s enterprises. The conclusion - organisations are turning to Apache Hadoop to become Data-Driven. Join this webinar to learn:

    The importance of becoming Data-Driven
    How-to build a Modern Data Architecture with Open Enterprise Hadoop
    How-to use Hadoop to build a real-time infrastructure
    Check-list for success
  • Following on from our previous webinar, this session will look more in-depth at how to fix the join between performance management & decision-making to get results.

    This session goes beyond the theory, and will demonstrate how technology can support your performance management initiatives.
  • It is increasingly evident that organizations can realize the full potential value of their data assets by combining the structured transactional data with semi-structured and unstructured data. Businesses also notice that to be agile and react to situations in real time, access to transactional data with low latency is essential. Low-latency transactional data brings additional value especially for dynamically changing operations that day-old data, structured or unstructured, cannot deliver. Streaming transactional data into big data solutions in real time, without degrading the performance of the source production systems will lay the foundation for more efficient operations and improved customer experience.

    In this webinar you will learn how Oracle GoldenGate 12c empowers organizations to capture, route, and deliver transactional data from Oracle and non-Oracle databases. Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data provides optimized and high performance delivery to Hadoop targets such as Flume, HDFS, Hive, Hbase, NoSQL, Kafka, Spark and others to support customers with their real-time big data analytics initiatives.