Tag Archive: unstructured data

The Elastic Data Warehouse

Some days I get really flexed out of shape about the rate at which new terms become spontaneously combusted in the BI and analytics industry. The latest I came across is the term “elastic data warehouse.” So what are we doing here – bending the rules, stretching the imagination or flexing our muscles here? Now …

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Technologies to improve Customer Centricity

With all the talk and hype around technology and the benefits it provides, which supposedly must be capitalised on for organisations to remain competitive, organisations have to focus even more on the customer to stay competitive. How many organisations really utilise their tech to be more customer centric?

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Big Data Categorised

In my previous post I criticised the 3Vs as a definition of Big Data, offered our own working description and presented “6VS” as a more encompassing characterisation. In this post I categorise the different types of Big Data to get to an explanation why there cannot be a single definition. Categorising the various types of …

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Big Data Defined?

Gartner identified ‘Strategic Big Data’ as one of the top strategic technology trends for 2013. Big Data is surely a hot topic at the moment, and it definitely has a role to play both as a value-adding technology to some organisations and as a business enabler in the broader BI industry. However I find that …

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Disney World of Data

On the way to the TDWI conference, I recently took my children to Walt Disney World in Orlando. This is truly a world of wonders and they were blown away by the colossal fairytale castles, the life-sized characters, and the vastness of the many parks. They were simply astounded by the size and scope of …

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Big O and Big Data

Last week I attended the Oracle Big Data and Extreme Analytics event in Melbourne. The packed audience was a good indication how relevant this topic is. Oracle illustrated and demonstrated the flow from unstructured data on Hadoop, through the Oracle NoSQL platform, integrated with structured data in their BI stack running on Exadata, to end …

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Changing of the Guard

Changing BI Architectures and Approaches  In today’s fast paced society everything is trying to be bigger and better. We have grown accustomed to a society where everything needs to be more advanced and developed.  This has resulted in an insatiable thirst for instant information. It is certainly no different in the business world and when …

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Big Data, BI and Advanced Analytics

Big data, which includes unstructured data and social media content, just keeps growing. Despite the complexities to store, manage, access and derive insight from this vast pool of information, businesses can gain great business value from it – so much that it can increase revenues and reduce costs significantly. This can be achieved by deploying …

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