Bloomberg recently conducted a survey of 930 businesses across the globe to provide insight into the state of business analytics in organisations today. The results brought back a focus on the basics:
• Business analytics is still in the “emerging stage.” While analytics has gone main stream, most organisations still rely on traditional technology. Spreadsheets are the number-one tool used for business analytics.
The TDWI Big Data Maturity Model and Assessment is set to launch November 20th. Krish Krishnan and I have been working on this for a while, and we’re very excited about it. There are two parts to the Big Data Maturity Model and Assessment tool. The first is the actual TDWI Big Data Maturity Model Guide. This is a guide that walks you through the actual stages of maturity for big data initiatives and provides examples and characteristics of companies at different stages of maturity.
A dream analysis app creator. A fearless swimmer. The CEO of Campbell’s Soup. A spacesuit designer. These are the kinds of speakers who will take the stage when TEDWomen 2013 kicks off at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center tomorrow. With three sessions centered around the theme “Invented Here,” the event will be a global look at what drives local innovation, with 220 TEDxWomen events in 58 countries tuning in for a webcast.
Jorge Camoes (photo, right) of excelcharts.com, posted an interesting blog the other day about chart classification. A few weeks ago, Jorge needed a classification of chart types for his upcoming book, and reinventing the wheel was the last thing he wanted to do. He started with Andrew Abela’s well-known classification and the Juice Analytics version. It was a good starting point for him, but it did not fit into his work, so Jorge decided to design his own classification (it’s always nice to have…
Following up our MongoDB Munich Thank You Post today we would like to show you how to deploy an application on CloudControl and use MongoSoup as the data storage. As an example we use a little web application that displays movies from The Movie Database. The source code is available on GitHub. So first of all:
What is MongoSoup?
Last Tuesday, October 22, 2013, MicroStrategy revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization.
"We're delivering a substantial new set of functionality," said Kevin Spurway, MicroStrategy's vice president of industry and mobile marketing.
The company has rebranded and upgraded its flagship BI application, now called the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform, and has introduced a new desktop application designed to allow business analysts to easily parse large data sets from different sources.
Times are changing in the world of business intelligence it seams. Over the past decade we have seen BI tools evolve from the crude integrated development environment (IDE) into stunning tools that can be used by business analysts and power users. In many cases these tools have become so easy to use, that even a novice business user could analyze data.