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10 Tips for Beginning Your Big Data Journey

Nov 11, 2015 |

If your organization is just starting your big data analytics journey, don’t fret: You’re not alone. Plenty of others are in the same boat. However, catching up to the analytics leaders will take a lot of hard work. Here are 10 big data tips, which were culled from discussions at recent industry events, including Teradata’s PARTNERS 2015, SAS Analytics 2015, and the CAO Summit. 1. Avoid Shiny Objects Organizations have access to more data than ever, from sensors to smart Read more…

Seven Powerful Analytic Lessons from the CAO Summit

Oct 28, 2015 |

What’s the best way to assemble an analytic team? How important is support from the C-suite?   Why is culture so important to becoming a data-driven organization, and what career path will lead me to becoming a chief analytic officer (CAO)? These are some of the topics that the International Institute for Analytics covered at yesterday’s CAO Summit at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Importance of C-Suite Buy-In As the current CDO at HSBC, Mark Clare is no stranger to Read more…

Cast Your Models Into Data Streams and Take Advantage of the IoT

Aug 28, 2015 |

Using data in real-time used to be a challenge. Lengthy extraction, transformation and loading processes make analyzing data an activity more akin to glancing in a rearview window than reading road signs as you pass. And with excitement building around the Internet of Things many just assume that harnessing sensor technology is an IT budget breaker. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Event stream processing combines high throughput (millions of events per second) and low latency (delays undetectable Read more…

Are You Ready For a Data Scientist?

Jul 30, 2015 |

Are you wondering if now is the time to get a data scientist on board to help investigate the value of data assets, maybe even your big data? My advice: don’t do it if you are not ready. The demand for data scientists is currently much higher than the supply which naturally leads to difficulties finding a good hire. The return on the decision is critical; a data scientist is not a minor investment. So how do you know if Read more…

How to Turn Your Company Into a Data-Driven Enterprise

Jul 15, 2015 |

Business executives are feeling enormous pressure to ensure their companies are data-driven, be they at startups or global enterprises. Yet C-Suite surveys show there’s confusion about how to implement an effective data culture. According to a recent report by KPMG Capital, the vast majority of executives at large enterprises are struggling with “how to turn data into insights, and insights into real business advantage.” In this race to embrace big data, the reflexive move would be to hire more data Read more…

News In Brief

Predictive Analytics Now In Reach Of the Average Enterprise, Forrester Says

Apr 7, 2015 |

The average enterprise is better positioned than ever to take advantage of advanced analytic software, says Forrester Research, which put out its annual power rankings for advanced analytic tool vendors last week. “Good news! Predictive analytics is within easy reach for all enterprises if they choose the right big data predictive analytics solution to meet their needs,” write Forrester analysts in the company’s latest Forrester Wave for Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions. Predictive analytics is a “business game changer” that Read more…

Data Analytics Used to Spot Certification Test Cheaters

Apr 21, 2014 |

There has been much media coverage lately about standardized testing in American schools as well as fundamental changes to college entrance exams. But employers also have issues preventing cheating on professional certification and licensing exams.

How To Boost Your Big Data Salary

Jan 21, 2014 |

The best way to boost your salary in 2014 may be to learn a new data analytics tool. According to the 2013 Data Science Salary Survey from O’Reilly, there was a strong correlation between data scientists and analysts who used the highest number of tools and those who had the highest salaries. What’s more, those who used open source tools, such as R and Hadoop, tended to bring home more bacon than those who used commercial products, such as SAS and Teradata.

Analytics 3.0: A Blend of Big Data and Old Techniques

Jun 13, 2013 |

Big data may appear to be a new trend, and refer to volumes, velocities, and variability that didn’t exist a few years ago. To some extent that’s true. But in the biggest companies, big data is really just a continuation of a decades-old trend toward “more data.” As these companies bring new technologies such as Hadoop and in-memory processing into their data centers, a new approach to building analytic systems is emerging, which is called Analytics 3.0.

SAS Report: Analytics Innovators Trump Mere Adherents

Mar 12, 2013 |

Analytics are clearly on the rise as a transformational business technology, suggests research by SAS and MIT Sloan Management Review.

This Just In

UNC Charlotte Receives Research and Software Grant From SAS

Apr 9, 2014 |

Utilities lack a strong pipeline of data scientists to tackle tough industry-business concerns. Analytics leader SAS has stepped up with a research and software grant, including energy forecasting technologies, to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Energy Production Infrastructure Center (EPIC). Multidisciplinary engineering coursework combined with practical data applications are expected to attract new students to the field.

SAS Updates MDM Software

Apr 2, 2014 |

As organizations seek more insight from their data, the ability to organize and manage the data pouring in from an ever-growing list of sources is critical. To help organizations better access, manage and use data from any source, SAS has updated its SAS Master Data Management and SAS Federation Server software.

SAS Releases New In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop

Mar 25, 2014 |

With its new SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop, SAS is rapidly becoming the analytics platform of choice for the Hadoop open source framework, considered the future of big data.

Registration Still Open for SAS Global Forum

Mar 20, 2014 |

Here’s more proof that big data and analytics are white hot: The world’s premier analytics conference, SAS Global Forum, has achieved record registration this year.

Data Science Technologies to Host Seminar On Big Data Analytics

Mar 10, 2014 |

Data Science Technologies (DST), a subsidiary of StorIT Distribution and a pioneer in the Big Data Analytics solutions and services space, today announced its inaugural event on Big Data Analytics for customers and partners on March 18, 2014 at The Westin Mena Siyahi in Dubai. The event titled ‘The Big Data Analytics Power Lunch’ is a joint effort by DST and SAS to offer customers complete insights into harnessing their structured and unstructured, optimizing this data to grow their business further and demonstrate the features and benefits of using SAS Visual Analytics.