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Posts from Date:   2017-8

No, SQL Isn’t Disappearing

by Nick Heudecker  |  August 29, 2017

Occasionally, clients ask what the horizon looks like for a replacement for SQL as the dominant language for data management and analytics. They’re not asking about a replacement for the relational model – several alternative models exist already. Specifically, they’re looking for the next trend to manage and interact with data, regardless of data store. […]

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Google/Walmart Tie-Up Leaves Data Use and Ownership Unanswered

by Nick Heudecker  |  August 23, 2017

Google and Walmart have announced a partnership where Google Home users can purchase Walmart’s products using voice ordering. As Recode points out, the intent of the partnership is to blunt Amazon’s initial foray into voice-based ordering. Coming at this from the data and analytics perspective, my first question is what happens to the customer data […]

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Data Lake Webinar Recap

by Nick Heudecker  |  August 14, 2017

Last Thursday I presented the webinar “From Pointless to Profitable: Using Data Lakes for Sustainable Analytics Innovation” to about 300 attendees. While we don’t consider webinar polling results valid data for research publication (too many concerns about survey sampling), webinar polls can offer some interesting directional insight. I asked the audience two questions. First, I […]

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Five Levels of Streaming Analytics Maturity

by Nick Heudecker  |  August 2, 2017

Data and analytics leaders are increasingly targeting stream processing and streaming analytics to get faster time to insight on new or existing data sources. Year to date, streaming analytics inquiries from end users have increased 35% over 2016. I expect that trend to continue. In getting to real-time, these leaders are presented with a range […]

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