Data from personal health monitors, airplane/car mechanical sensors, location movement instrumentation, image processes, and voice prints audio analysis are exploding databases in all aspects of business. Examining your current environments and systems shows there are many ways to enhance your business analytics as the business changes. While there are many techniques to develop analytics, the . . . → Read More: Four Ways to Drive Analytics into your Data Management
While I have talked a lot about big data through this blog it is really important to remember that our, phones, iPads, Fitbits, and all computers are listening devices. Now even your car’s navigational equipment and black box can tell the latest details of your driving skills—good and bad.
So below are three things that . . . → Read More: Big Data: Three Big Brother Reminders
One of the things that is nice about working with various clients is that I get exposed to a variety of projects, database designs and products. One of the new product releases that is very interesting and really surprising is the QMF 10. This new release of QMF for the Workstation is completely new and . . . → Read More: QMF: Web Dashboards Joining Disparate Sources for Business Analytics
As the U. S. election fever subsides, the relative accuracy of the analytics of the pollsters and especially Nate Silver’s predictions send a clear message through politics and business alike, doing analytics works. Analytics depends on several factors in which understanding the data’s meta-data for . . . → Read More: Leading Edge Business Analytics
Since I am president of the local Washington DC DAMA National Capital Region (NCR), I was fortunate to put the agenda together for our annual DAMA Day. Our DAMA Day this year featured the topic of Big Data and I was fortunate to convince Jeff Jonas to keynote at our DAMA Day event. Jeff and . . . → Read More: Big Data: Jeff Jonas Provides More Insights at DAMA-NCR
Last week’s blog information made some upset with its basic advice on Big Data. I agree these basic database issues should be common knowledge for business and database professionals and not have to be discussed or even considered. Unfortunately, all the new developers are thinking that they are prodigies of Leonardo da Vinci and their . . . → Read More: Big Data Analytics: More Maddening Basic Issues: NULLS, VARCHARS and DEFAULTS
Would you start a trek through a jungle without a map or GPS? Many companies are attempting content analytics with their new big data, petabytes of data generated from the web, mobile devices and other connections without a plan. These companies are trying to leverage their big data, but getting lost in billions of rows . . . → Read More: Content Analytics: Four Techniques to Make Your Big Data Project a Success