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:
When data gets big and there isn’t a bigger machine: What do you do when there isn’t a bigger machine for your company? InformationWeek offered a story about Ebates and how they overcame throughput and performance constraints. Learn about Ebates' journey off SQL Server and into the Hadoop “data hub”.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms: The folks at Gartner were busy in February. They released the BI and Analytics Platforms Magic Quadrant. Careful study shows subtle changes that a quick read might miss. Check out AtScale’s here and catch Jen Underwood’s take in this webinar on March 8.
CDO proves their value in this data driven world: Data can provide a competitive advantage and fuel for growth. The role of the CDO is to provide enterprise-wide organization and governance to ensure that data of all types is put to good use. Check out how they prove their worth in today's analytics-driven business world.
Data Visionary Award for enterprise leaders: GSK, TD Bank, Toyota, Tyson, Vivint, and Ebates received Data Visionary awards earlier this month. These enterprises have reached exceptional productivity levels by modernizing their big data analytics environment. Learn the secrets of how they did it.
65% of the senior executives lack trust in their data and analytics. Check the five recommendations for building trust within an organization. Learn how you can be more data driven.
Cloud will be the future of computing: By 2021, 94% of the workload and compute instances will be in the cloud vs. only 6% in traditional IT data centers. Big data will reach 403 Exabytes(EB) by 2021. Check out more cloud adoption predictions.
What’s Coming Up in March
The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit and Strata Data Conference will both take place on March 5-8. If you’re planning to attend to Gartner or Strata, check out the insiders' guides to navigate through these two industry giants. Gartner insider guide | Strata Insider guide