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Posts Tagged 'analytics'
Tags: analytics, big data, Facebook, Hadoop World, Ken Rudin, LucidEra
Ken Rudin runs the analytics team at Facebook. Today at Strata and Hadoop World he delivered a fantastic presentation on Big Data and how Facebook approaches analytics. Instead of adding another V to the Big Data pile, he instead focused on the most important I in BI – Impact. I had the pleasure of working with Ken Rudin for 2.5 years at an early-stage cloud analytics company called LucidEra, where he pioneered something called, “The Pipeline Healthcheck.” Some of the messages he conveyed at #strataconf are ones he’s held for a long time:
- Analytics is not just about getting the answers, it’s about knowing what questions to ask.
- It’s not about insight, it’s about impact.
You can watch his presentation below. It’s clear, concise and will have an impact – particularly if you’re a business analyst or planning to become one. I agree with this post from BI guru, Cindi Howson:
“If I were to ask a biz sponsor or BI team to watch 1 keynote, it would be Ken Rudin, Facebook.”
Well done Ken!
Tags: analytics, big data, business intelligence, cloud analytics, cloud BI, Gartner, Informatica, iPad, sandhill.com, Tidemark
I sat down with my friend Patrick Morrissey this week to discuss the business intelligence market, Big Data and all things cloud. Pat runs marketing for a hot new company called Tidemark. This was a follow up to a discussion published on the Sandhill.com site: Enterprise Performance Management in the Cloud on an iPad.
Here are the questions he asked. You can read my answers here: Five for Friday – Darren Cunningham of Informatica Cloud.
- Analytics and business intelligence are top of mind for organizations today and Gartner says that BI is the #1 CIO priority in 2012. Why is this such a hot button issue?
- If analytics are so critical to business success, why do so many projects fail?
- There is a lot of talk about “Big Data” in the press, blogs and industry events. How do you think about Big Data?
- Many larger organizations are now moving to “Cloud First” as their enterprise IT and application strategy. How does cloud change the game?
Definitely some great questions – how did I do? Want to take a stab at answering them? What’s your POV?
- A Sixth Thing CIOs Should Know About Big Data (cloudcomputing.sys-con.com)
- How C-Level Execs are Tapping into Big Data Analytics (blogs.sap.com)
Tags: analytics, cloud BI, cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, DaaS, data as a service, data integration, Informatica, iPaas, Jeff Kaplan, Master Data Management, PaaS, SaaS BI, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com
- Get Ready for Data as as a Service
- True Cloud MDM will Emerge
- Analytics as a Service is Ready for Prime Time
- Enterprise PaaS Adoption Leads to Integration Platform as a Service
- IT as a Service: The Conversation Continues
You can read the complete post on the Informatica Perspectives blog.
I’d love to hear any feedback and input you might have on the topic. We discussed some of these and other trends in a webinar today with Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies: Doing Data Right in the Cloud – How the Best Companies are Getting it Done. Here’s the recording on YouTube:
Tags: analytics, cloud computing, Cloud integration, data warehousing, GoodData, Informatica, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com, Systems integrator
This Dreamforce 2011 presentation provides a good overview of both cloud-based analytics (GoodData) and data integration (Informatica Cloud). The session is from systems integrator Astadia, and features a nice balance of vendor overview, best practices, and some cool white boarding from an implementation expert – Aaron Mieswinkel.
- 5 Requirements for a Big Data Integration Platform (cloudintegration.wordpress.com)
- Data Integration in the Cloud (via Business Analytics 3.0) (cloudintegration.wordpress.com)
- Marc Benioff and Eric Schmidt Dreamforce Keynote (cloudintegration.wordpress.com)
Tags: Amazon Web Services, analytics, bi-coe, business intelligence, data warehousing, data-integration-quality, data-mining, Databases, Enterprise resource planning, kpis, NetSuite, Salesforce.com, service, workday
This post provides a comprehensive overview of cloud integration use cases, options and approaches. It’s definitely worth reviewing if you’re interested in the topic.
Tags: analytics, AppExchange, cloud computing, Cloud integration, CRM integration, Customer relationship management, data integration, data replication, data warehousing, Informatica, integration as a service, Replication, SaaS Integration, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com, SFA
Whether your a sales operations manager, analyst, CRM administrator or information architect, integrating cloud application data with other sources for reporting and analysis across systems has become a critical business requirement. The challenge with traditional data integration approaches is the frequency of change to the cloud application data model. How many new custom fields or objects did you add to Salesforce today? What was IT’s role in the change management process? How long were you willing to wait for your data integration scripts to be updated?
As one Salesforce customer put it in this AppExchange review:
“With a product like Salesforce.com, which gives you so much power to do quick database configuration changes, you need a product like Informatica Cloud to give you that same agility on the data integration side. What good is being able to add a new field in to Salesforce.com in just minutes if it takes months to get the data you want in to that field? For us, Informatica Cloud has all but eliminated that problem.”
“Once we realized how robust and easy to use Informatica Cloud could be, the following day we had a replication job moving data into a test data warehouse target – capturing incremental data changes and easily adaptable against an ever changing Salesforce data model. This would have taken weeks of development effort in a constantly changing SFA environment in the middle of a project that was still determining what fields and objects to create. Additionally, the ongoing maintenance would have caused major headaches and increased run-rate costs.“
Well today I noticed this 5-star AppExchange review and I thought it was worth sharing:
Isn’t time you looked to see if cloud data replication might help you better tap into the value of your data?