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Ken Rudin Talks Big Data and Big Business Impact @ #strataconf

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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!

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CIO Insight: Top IT Applications in 2012 and Beyond

CIO Insight published a great slideshow overview today on  application adoption trends over the next 12 months. I’d embed if if I could figure out out. Here’s a brief summary:

Top 5 apps to be integrated:

  1. Business intelligence/analytics (39%)
  2. Productivity/collaboration (36%)
  3. Sales (34%)
  4. Financial (28%)
  5. Social Media (27%)
Top social media platform for marketing/customer support:
  1. Facebook (32%)
  2. Twitter (20%)
  3. LinkedIn (20%)
Biggest roadblocks for fully harnessing data (percent respondents):
  1. Insufficient integration (45%)
  2. Data-quality maintenance (40%)
  3. Network/system performance maintenance (35%)
Other results:
  • 57% of respondents anticipate that data volume will increase 25% during the next 12 to 18 months.
  • 56% of respondents feel that easily connecting applications and data will allow staff more time to work on other business initiatives.
  • 33% of respondents say they’ll implement at least four SaaS/cloud applications during the next two years.
  • 42% of respondents plan to incorporate cloud solutions to address integration needs.

Be sure to check out the complete presentation here.

Cloud Integration Review from Informatica World 2010

It was a great week at Informatica World 2010. For details, be sure to join the Facebook group and check out some of the photos. You can also still follow the tweets @ #IW2010. On the cloud integration front, there were some significant announcements:

  1. Toshiba America Business Solutions won the 2010 Cloud Computing Innovation Award.
  2. We introduced a new Informatica Cloud Mall on the Marketplace.
  3. We introduced a new Informatica Cloud Community for customers and partners.
  4. We had some great sessions, hands-on-labs, birds of a feather meetings, and main stage demos. Here’s a cool picture of Informatica Cloud running on an iPad.

Next stop…Dreamforce! I hope to see you there…


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