Event stream processing: Think "rapid"

What sends a data management product to the top of the “hot” list? In a word – speed. Especially when that speed can gracefully accommodate the huge world of streaming data from the Internet of Things. One of SAS’ hottest (and recently enhanced) products, SAS Event Stream Processing is an […]

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Social media: The case for event stream data

@philsimon on the need to adopt new tools to understand events.

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Analyzing the data lake

In my previous post I used junk drawers as an example of the downside of including more data in our analytics just in case it helps us discover more insights only to end up with more flotsam than findings. In this post I want to float some thoughts about a two-word concept […]

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Data management lessons from Google

@philsimon says that, yes, we can learn a great deal.

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Junk drawers and data analytics

In the era of big data, we collect, prepare, manage, and analyze a lot of data that is supposed to provide us with a better picture of our customers, partners, products, and services. These vast data murals are impressive to behold, but in painting such a broad canvas, these pictures […]

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Analytics lessons from Amazon

.@philsimon on what we can learn from Seattle's juggernaut.

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Hadoop is not Beetlejuice

In the 1988 film Beetlejuice, the title character, hilariously portrayed by Michael Keaton, is a bio exorcist (a ghost capable of scaring the living) hired by a recently deceased couple in an attempt to scare off the new owners of their house. Beetlejuice is summoned by saying his name three times. (Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.) Nowadays […]

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The need for speed: A look at real-time analytics

You may feel like the world is moving faster than ever. If so, then you can take solace in two facts: You're not alone in feeling this way. You're right. It is. Celebrating the 25-year anniversary of the Web, The Economist ran a piece examining the increasingly rapid adoption of new technologies. […]

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Hadoop and big data management: How does it fit in the enterprise?

The other day, I was looking at an enterprise architecture diagram, and it actually showed a connection between the marketing database, the Hadoop server and the data warehouse.  My response can be summed up in two ways. First, I was amazed! Second, I was very interested on how this customer uses […]

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Who owns big data?

Data ownership has always been a thorny issue, but the era of big data is sprouting bigger thorns. Last century, ownership was like the data equivalent of “you break it, you buy it.” If you own data, you are responsible for it, and can be held accountable if something goes wrong […]

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