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AtScale Claims to Mask Hadoop Complexity for OLAP-Style BI

Apr 7, 2015 |

AtScale came out of stealth mode today with new software designed to trick business intelligence tools into thinking that Hadoop is a standard database upon which they can perform OLAP-style analysis, as opposed to the huge distributed file system that it really is. Business intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlik, TIBCO Spotfire, and Microstrategy weren’t designed with Hadoop in mind, but they’re commonly used to analyze data stored in HDFS just the same. In response to this demand, the Hadoop community Read more…

Big Data Outlier Detection, for Fun and Profit

Sep 30, 2014 |

As we discussed in the first part of this series, how you handle data outliers can determine whether your big data project ends with a bang or flames out in failure. But before you even decide what to do with outliers, you need to be able to detect them. That is easier said than done. Because they can mean different things at different times, outliers can be extremely challenging to deal with in a big data context. On the one Read more…

The New Data Blending Mandate

Apr 24, 2014 |

An axiom of big data say that, as data volume and complexity grows, it becomes harder for organizations to extract meaning from the data. One solution to this dilemma that is gaining momentum is data blending, which provides a new real-time, analytics-oriented twist on the batch-oriented ETL data integration processes of old.

MicroStrategy Tries Out Free Software

Oct 22, 2013 |

MicroStrategy today unveiled Analytics Desktop, a new in-memory business intelligence tool that aims to deliver the same types of data analytic and discovery capabilities that Tableau Software, QlikTech, and TIBCO provide, but with one big exception: it’s free.

This Week’s Big Data Big Five

Oct 13, 2012 |

As we prepare to head into Hadoop World, and prepare some in-depth material following our conversation with the CTO and Lead High Performance Analytics ARchitect from SAS, we wanted to address some news items that were on our radar leading into this busy event season. This week we bring announcements from the world of Hadoop, with Hortonworks and a new BI arrangement; Cloudera’s pitch to big government; some positive news from RainStor and more…

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