Using Hadoop: Impacts of data organization on access latency

Hadoop is increasingly being adopted as the go-to platform for large-scale data analytics. However, it is still not necessarily clear that Hadoop is always the optimal choice for traditional data warehousing for reporting and analysis, especially in its “out of the box” configuration. That is because Hadoop itself is not […]

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Big data preparation, big data quality and big data governance, oh my!

This isn't Kansas anymore. Oz has become a sprawling, smart metropolis filled with sensor data. How do we make sense of, clean, govern and glean value from this big data so we can get Dorothy home? The answer is SAS Data Management. With the latest portfolio updates, customers will be […]

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Dead, or as good as dead: The end of an era for thin clients

In an era long gone by (actually not so long ago) we all interacted with computers via terminals to a mainframe or minicomputer systems. Sometimes, you had to book a slot for when you could access and exploit computer resources. The user was subject to interrupted connections or very poor […]

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Better customer service via data

.@philsimon on improving the customer experience.

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Does your company need extra chief officers?

.@philsimon on title inflation.

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The celebrity of data: Big data goes big time in your organization

We were once oblivious to data. It was in the background. Just noise. The “byproduct” of applications that we used every day. A nuisance that screwed up every system migration or install. Now, we wonder, who’s seeing our data? How might they use it? We constantly check and review our […]

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Better videos through data?

.@philsimon on the importance of timing.

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The celebrity of data: Taking data to the mainstream

[ce·leb·ri·ty], noun. the state of being well known Media exposure, good or bad, is the surest way to gain celebrity.  Just ask any child actor gone bad in Hollywood. They know. Lately data has been getting more than its fifteen minutes of fame. And good or bad, I think it’s awesome. We’re […]

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