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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms 2018: What's New?!

Posted by Bruno Aziza on Feb 27, 2018

Yesterday, Gartner published the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence.  The MQ research for BI has been in existence for close to a decade. It is THE document of reference for buyers of Business Intelligence technology.

At face value, not much seems to have changed...BUT, if you take a closer look, you'll notice that some of the biggest changes in the history of the Magic Quadrant just occurred....

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Topics: Tableau, Gartner, Business Intelligence, GartnerBI, BI on Big Data, Microsoft, Amazon, microstrategy, google

Supercharge Your Percentile Calculations for Big Data (Part III)

Posted by Daren Drummond on Feb 27, 2018

Additional contribution by: Santanu ChatterjeeTrystan LeftwichBryan Naden.

In the previous post we demonstrated how to model percentile estimates and use them in Tableau without moving large amounts of data.  You may ask, "how accurate are the results and how much load is placed on the cluster?".  In this post we discuss the accuracy and scaling properties of the AtScale percentile estimation algorithm.


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Topics: Hadoop, bi-on-hadoop, Analytics, BI on Big Data, percentiles

Supercharge Your Percentile Calculations for Big Data (Part II)

Posted by Daren Drummond on Feb 26, 2018

Additional contribution by: Santanu ChatterjeeTrystan LeftwichBryan Naden.

In the previous post, we discussed typical use cases for percentiles and the advantages of percentile estimates.  In this post, we illustrate how to model percentile estimates with AtScale and use them from Tableau.


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Topics: Hadoop, bi-on-hadoop, Analytics, BI on Big Data, percentiles

Supercharge Your Percentile Calculations for Big Data (Part I)

Posted by Daren Drummond on Feb 23, 2018

Additional contribution by: Santanu Chatterjee, Trystan Leftwich, Bryan Naden.

 

A new and powerful method of computing percentile estimates on Big Data is now available to you! By combining the well known t-Digest algorithm with AtScale’s semantic layer and smart aggregation features AtScale addresses gaps in both the Business Intelligence and Big Data landscapes. Most BI tools have features to compute and display various percentiles (i.e. medians, interquartile ranges, etc), but they move data for processing which dramatically limits the size of the analysis.  The Hadoop-based SQL engines (Hive, Impala, Spark) can compute approximate percentiles on large datasets, however these expensive calculations are not aggregated and reused to answer similar queries.  AtScale offers robust percentile estimates that work with AtScale’s semantic layer and aggregate tables to provide fast, accurate, and reusable percentile estimates.  

In this three-part blog series we discuss the benefits of percentile estimates and how to compute them in a Big Data environment.  Subscribe today to learn the best practices of percentile estimation on Big Data and more.  Let's dive right in!


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Topics: Hadoop, bi-on-hadoop, Analytics, BI on Big Data, percentiles

Analytics Performance of Olympic Proportions

Posted by Lucio Daza on Feb 22, 2018

Did you know that 9 out of 10 companies are only able to analyze less than half of the data they collect? In fact, 45% of these companies analyze less than one quarter of this data . Why is that? The answer is simple. We are generating more data than ever, 44 zettabytes by the year 2020 to be precise. What does this mean for you? A great data lake filled with extremely valuable potential to make better decisions for your company. Remember what Sherlock Holmes once said: “I can’t build bricks without clay!” We need data to answer complex questions.

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Topics: Hadoop, Tableau, Performance, bi-on-hadoop, Analytics, Webinar, BI on Big Data

Happy Birthday George!

Posted by Lucio Daza on Feb 19, 2018

President’s day is the perfect opportunity to explore, honor and remember the legacy of Washington, Lincoln and other presidents. It is also a great day for all those who are looking for a good sale at their favorite retail or online store. What does this mean? Hundreds of millions of sales transactions will generate enormous amount of financial and inventory data will be generated on this one day.  


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Topics: Hadoop, Tableau, Performance, bi-on-hadoop, Analytics, Webinar, BI on Big Data

It’s Complicated: The Love Hate Relationship with Data.

Posted by Lucio Daza on Feb 12, 2018

Data, Data, Data! All the facts, numbers, and everything in between that, when collected, can be analyzed and decisions made based upon them. Can’t live with it! Can’t live without it! This year over $14 billion will be spent globally on flowers, chocolate, and jewelry on Valentine’s Day alone. According to CIO Research, big data analytics investments are expected to be close to $187 billion. We are definitely investing more on data than expensive chocolates! The big question is, are your data investments nurturing your relationship with data the same way a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates can nurture your relationships?Hear Success Stories From Enterprises like yours, Check Out This Webinar!

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Topics: Hadoop, Tableau, Performance, bi-on-hadoop, Analytics, Webinar, BI on Big Data

How to Become Data Driven in Four Easy Steps

Posted by Lucio Daza on Feb 7, 2018

Does your decision-making process need an overhaul? In 2015, over 60% of the decisions made by companies were still based on ‘intuition’ or ‘experience’ of their executive team. With the rise of big data, it is imperative that we make use of such a valuable asset to make fact-based decisions and not just provide an opinion. This means that we need to become data-driven, of course this is easier said than done. It requires more than investing on the latest data and analytics software; it also requires cultural and organizational change.


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Topics: bi-on-hadoop, culture, Analytics, BI on Big Data, data driven

The Data Visionary Award Goes to...

Posted by Lucio Daza on Feb 6, 2018

The AtScale Enterprise Data Visionary Award program recognizes the leading enterprises that have reached exceptional productivity levels by modernizing their Big Data Analytics environment. Customers were evaluated based on ingenuity, innovation, business value and impact of their AtScale implementation.

We want to congratulate the 2018 AtScale Visionary Award Winners! Read on to learn more about how these industry leaders used AtScale to become trend-setters in the Big Data world.

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Topics: Hadoop, Tableau, Performance, bi-on-hadoop, Analytics, Webinar, BI on Big Data, awards

What You Might Have Missed in January 2018

Posted by Bruno Aziza on Feb 1, 2018

 

We’ve put January back in cold storage!  Don’t be frozen out of the month’s Big Data stories though!  Catch up on January’s Big Data BIG news...

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, BI, Analytics, Data, BI on Big Data

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