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10 Tools For Working With Big Data For Successful Analytics

Traditional computer systems and software applications don’t have what it takes to support big data. If you want to collect, store, refine, or analyze big data, you have to have the right tools. Check out the following ten tools that are specifically designed with big data in mind.

 1.    Hadoop

If you know, or are willing to…

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Added by Diana Beyer on November 17, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

True Data Discovery Can Transform Business Users into Citizen Data Scientists

If you have BI Tools and you have business users who are expected to use these BI tools, you may be frustrated! Are your users struggling to understand a complex system, or are they restricted by dashboards created by IT to satisfy their needs? Is your data integration incomplete or inaccurate. Maybe you think you need business intelligence solution training for…

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Added by Snehal Rathwa on February 4, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

HELP! Users Want Self-Serve BI, IT Wants Data Governance

Do self-serve BI tools support data governance, integral data security and organizational IT standards and policies? In some cases, the answer is 'no'. But, that shouldn't stop you from looking at self-serve BI tools. The question isn't whether the integrity of data governance can be preserved when using self-serve BI tools. The question is really, 'which vendor…

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Added by Kartik Patel on January 28, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Let's Talk About BI Data Democracy

When business intelligence vendors talk about democratizing data discovery, they can have very different interpretations about 'democracy'. If a business intends to provide self-serve BI tools to its employees for daily use and data discovery, it must provide true data democratization. The business user cannot be limited to viewing static dashboards developed by dashboard developers with only the most basic drill down and filtering capabilities. Business users must be empowered by true data…

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Added by Kartik Patel on September 10, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Visual Analytic Monitors. Deep Dive Discovers!

There is lot of noise about Visualization of data in BI space these days. Simple charts, complex charts (few of them can not be digested by many business users :) ), tons of properties and configurations and much more....

Yes, a great work has been done in these area by most of the vendors in the BI marketplace today, and all decision makers are enthusiastic…

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Added by Kartik Patel on July 20, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

9 Questions to Determine If a BI Solution Is Truly Self-Service

A Tool That Grants Independence to Business Users

We all know the constant struggle between IT and business users when it comes to BI software: Business users want to access data in order to make fast decisions independently, without having to use IT as a middle man every time a new requirement arises, query is run, or data is added. Yet, IT is overwhelmed by constantly changing requests and requirements, and struggle to deliver data in an actionable time-frame. The…

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Added by Elana Roth on August 19, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

How Much Data Will You Have in 3 Years?

If I told you all of our modern activities–posts to social media sites, transaction records, online activities, digital pictures and videos, and mobile GPS signals to name a few– leave a trail of data behind that is estimated to produce about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day, would you have a real feel for how much data that is? Even if I defined that number more clearly as 1 followed by 18 zeros, many tech veterans and savvy business leaders still have trouble digesting the scope of…

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Added by Elana Roth on July 31, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Article: Nuts & Bolts of DM - The Histogram

For all the strides that data mining tools have made, using them well still requires hard work and critical thought.  In this article on the nuts & bolts of DM, we review a real workhorse for data mining and analysis - the histogram.  Among the histograms encountered most frequently in practice are the following: “money”, “count”, and “outlier”.  We will look at each one of them in turn….     Read the…

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Added by Daniel Graettinger on June 19, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments

New article on Data Mining-- "Grab Bag: Frequently-Asked Data Mining Questions and Answers"

The president of the data mining company I work for recently published a new article on data mining.  This article from Tim Graettinger addresses some of the top questions he's been asked during a webinar on data mining that he helps to present:

  • What tools or tool sets does he recommend?
  • How can I get management to 'buy in' on a data mining project?
  • How can I transform non-numeric data so I can use it easily in predictive modeling?
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Added by Daniel Graettinger on May 10, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

#25: Here's a thought...

An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:



And the customer is...

A critical first step for your company is to develop your definition of a customer. Don't underestimate either the importance or the difficulty of this process. And don't assume it is simply a matter of semantics. Some of my consulting clients have indignantly told me: “We don't need to define it, everyone in our company knows exactly what a… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on November 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

#7: Here's a thought...

An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:



First, the decision

The first step is to focus BI and dashboard development on decisions, and this means identifying the decisions that your users must make, the questions to which they need answers, and then focusing on these like a laser. Data quality, data integration, timeliness should all be driven by the decision’s needs. This can be a challenge for… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on April 27, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

4 open source data mining tools (with GUI)

I was at the Semantic Web Meetup @ the Hearst Building in NYC (amazing venue, the first green building completed in NYC) yesterday and someone asked about open source tools available for data mining, specifically for clustering. Unfortunately I had to run out after the meetup and couldn’t provide these to him. The one mentioned by the presenter was Weka, which also the first free open source tool I came across.



Anyway, here are the ones I have found that are worth checking out and… Continue

Added by Bruno M on April 21, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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