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Work it, make it, do it, makes us Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

These lyrics from Daft Punk pretty much sum up the past year at Pentaho and tie us nicely into the theme of this year’s PentahoWorld – Big Data at Work! It’s been a busy year and we’ve added substantially to our portfolio of capabilities while working diligently to build out a strong foundation for the future of Big Data orchestration and embedded analytics. As the Director of Product Management… Source: Pentaho BI, Big Data Analytics, Blog Posts – www.pentaho.com

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The Forrester Wave™: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2015

Consumers (and B2B customers) are more and more empowered with mobile devices and cloud-based, all but unlimited access to information about products, services, and prices. Customer stickiness is increasingly difficult to achieve as they demand instant gratification for their ever changing tastes and requirements. Switching product and service providers is now just a matter of clicking a few keys on a mobile phone. Forrester calls this the age of the customer, which elevates business and technology priorities to achieve: Business agility. Business agility often equals the ability to adopt, react,…

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How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to PentahoWorld 2015

I’m sure you know that three days of immersive learning and hands-on training will improve your effectiveness with the Pentaho Business Analytics Platform – the question is, how do you make the case to your boss and get buy-in from your company to attend PentahoWorld? In my role as COO at Pentaho, I’m often asked to approve the expense of attending a conference. So, I thought I’d give some… Source: Pentaho BI, Big Data Analytics, Blog Posts – www.pentaho.com

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Microsoft Cortana Accelerates The Business Transformation Of Chinese Manufacturers

Microsoft officially launched Cortana Suites — a key part of Windows Azure Intelligent Cloud — in China last week, together with MySQL Database on Azure. Windows Azure Intelligent Cloud provides real-time analytics and open source database services to Chinese customers in nationwide data centers operated by 21Vianet. To give Chinese customers a better idea of how to use cloud-based analytics, Windows Azure demonstrated customer usage scenarios involving big data analytics on cloud. The China Meteorological Administration partnered with AccuWeather, using Windows Azure to monitor and analyze air quality data from…

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BI and data integration professionals face a multitude of overlapping data preparation options

Ah, the good old days. The world used to be simple. ETL vendors provided data integration functionality, DBMS vendors data warehouse platforms and BI vendors concentrated on reporting, analysis and data visualization. And they all lived happily ever after without stepping on each others’ toes and benefiting from lucrative partnerships. Alas, the modern world of BI and data integration is infinitely more complex with multiple, often overlapping offerings from data integration and BI vendors. I see the following three major segments in the market of preparing data for BI: Fully…

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Do You Need A Chief Data Officer?

You’ve heard it before but we said it again – this time in our recent webinar. There's a new kid in town: the chief data officer. Why the new role? Because of an increasing awareness of the value of data and the painful recognition of an inability to take advantage of the opportunities that it provides — due to technology, business, or basic cultural barriers. That was the topic of our webinar presented to a full house a few days ago; we discussed our recent report, Top Performers Appoint Chief…

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