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Announcing AtScale 6.5

Posted by Joshua Klahr on Mar 6, 2018

Data Lake Intelligence with AtScale

In my recent Data Lake 2.0 article I described how the worlds of big data and cloud are coming together to reshape the concept of the data lake. The data lake is an important element of any modern data architecture, and the data lake footprint will continue to expand. However, the data lake investment is only one part of delivering a modern data architecture. At Yahoo!, in addition to building a Hadoop-based data lake, we also needed to solve the problem of connecting traditional business intelligence workloads to this Hadoop data. Although the term “Data Lake” didn’t exist back then, we were solving the problem of: “How can you deliver an interactive BI experience on top of a scale-out Data Lake” - it turns out we were pioneers in delivering Data Lake Intelligence.



Our experiences and learnings from those initial efforts led to the architecture that sits at the core of the AtScale Intelligence Platform. Because AtScale has been built from the ground up to deliver business-friendly insights from the vast amounts of information in data lakes, AtScale has experienced tremendous success and adoption in enterprises ranging from financial services, to retail to digital media. With the release of AtScale 6.5, we’ve continued to build on and expand AtScale’s ability to uniquely deliver on the promise of Data Lake Intelligence. If this sounds like something you might be interested in knowing more about… keep reading!

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Topics: Business Intelligence, bi-on-hadoop, Big Data, Cloud, BI, Analytics, BI on Big Data, Data Strategy, data driven

What You Might Have Missed in February 2018

Posted by Ashley Huang on Mar 1, 2018

Poor February. The short month is dismissed for its brevity (let’s not talk about the weather) but a lot transpired the past 28 days, especially in big data and analytics. ICYMI, here’s a recap of the top stories:

 

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Topics: Business Intelligence, bi-on-hadoop, Big Data, Cloud, BI, Analytics, BI on Big Data, Data Strategy, data driven

Your Strata San Jose 2018 Insider’s Guide

Posted by Ashley Huang on Feb 16, 2018

 

 

It seems like only yesterday that we all gathered for the Strata New York Conference. And yet here we are, March is around the corner, and Strata San Jose is just a month away. Historically, Strata San Jose has roughly 5000 attendees while Strata New York averages closer to 7000 attendees. As one of the largest Hadoop conference in the US, Strata sessions focus on using data for competitive advantage. Strata Conference is also an opportunity to hear real life stories from enterprises who have been there, have the scars, and wrote the book. Strata is the ideal place to understand trends in the big data world. If you missed it, here are the [trends from 2017].


 

To learn from successful from Cloudera customers on how they succeed in BI on Big Data, check out this best practices webinar

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Topics: Big Data, GartnerBI, Cloud, BI, Analytics, Data, Data Lake, Data Strategy, data driven

Gartner Summit 2018: Scale the Value of Data and Analytics, Texas Style!

Posted by Ashley Huang on Feb 15, 2018

 

The annual Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is just around the corner.  As in past years, we are all anticipating the overwhelming sessions and agenda throughout this exciting week. This time in Grapevine, Texas (again)! In between sessions, catch a breath of fresh air and check out the exhibit hall to collect a bag of goodies to bring home. While T-shirts always make good pajamas, we may also wonder which sessions and vendors we should not miss. With all of the sessions available at the Summit, here are our suggestion on the ones you don’t want to miss!

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Topics: Big Data, GartnerBI, Cloud, BI, Analytics, Data, Data Lake, Data Strategy, data driven

Big Data is a big deal. Now What?!

Posted by Bruno Aziza on Jul 19, 2017

Everybody knows that Big Data is a big deal.  Or do they?  In a recent keynote at Silicon Valley’s latest Big Data Show, we unveiled key insights about the maturity of organizations using Big Data.  As it turns out, there are 7 key do’s and don’ts to watch out for in this space.  Read on to find out more….

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Topics: Analytics, BI on Big Data, Data Strategy

Big Data: The Unknown Unknowns

Posted by Bruno Aziza on Jun 22, 2017

Industry leaders know that their challenges with data analytics are spread across 4 areas: confirmation (‘the things they know they know’); intuition (‘the things they don’t know they know’); inspection (‘the things they know they don’t know’); and revelation (‘the things they don’t know they don’t know). 

This last category is often the most tragic for organizations.  Luckily, we now have helpful resources from Tom Davenport's latest webinar on Data Strategy to key research data points on chief data executive's priorities.

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Topics: Chief Data Officer, Analytics, BI on Big Data, CDO, Data Strategy

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