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SQL the Eternal Golden Data Language*

by Henry Cook  |  March 27, 2018

[caption id="attachment_273" align="alignleft" width="220"] The Original 1970 Paper by Edgar Codd[/caption] Recently I got involved in a conversation about why SQL remains so popular. My friend and colleague Svetlana suggested I blog...

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Open – For Business – At the ASF

by Merv Adrian  |  March 27, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation is about to celebrate an anniversary, and its extraordinary contribution to the economic refactoring of software stacks seems to be gaining more momentum with every passing...

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Walmart's Freshness Algorithm; A Great Example of Algorithmic Retailing

by Robert Hetu  |  March 13, 2018

When I introduced the concept of algorithmic retailing two years ago my definition was simple. The application of big data through advanced analytics across an increasingly complex and detailed retail...

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BI Bake Off and Battling the Opioid Epidemic

by Cindi Howson  |  March 13, 2018

Last week we hosted the fourth annual Gartner BI Bake Off in Dallas, Texas. Over 3800 people attended the summit with about 800 arriving early on Sunday for the Bake...

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How Can I Help? Breaking Down the Dallas Data & Analytics Conversations

by Nick Heudecker  |  March 12, 2018

At last week's Data & Analytics Summit, I had 37 discussions with a range of end user and vendor attendees. As the chart below shows, the overwhelming topic for end...

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Highlights From SAS on Data for Good and Shift to Open Platform

by Cindi Howson  |  February 23, 2018

Last week I had the opportunity to attend SAS’s annual analyst briefing, this year in sunny Naples, Florida. As I left New Jersey at a chilly 15F degrees, I couldn’t...

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The Logical Data Warehouse and its Jobs to be Done

by Henry Cook  |  January 28, 2018

Over the holidays I reread parts of the fabulous books on innovation and disruptive change by Clayton Christensen. If you have not read  The Innovators Dilemma, The Innovators Solution or Competing Against Luck then...

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Logical Data Warehouse Project Planning

by Henry Cook  |  January 18, 2018

As this new year started I was reminded of a suggestion by my friend and colleague Erik to blog a diagram I was using that illustrates the size and shape of Logical...

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Happy New Year, BI Bake Off, and Data

by Cindi Howson  |  January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! Baby, it’s cold outside, but it’s hot in data in analytics! I’m in New Jersey, a toasty -11 Fahrenheit today (that’s -23 in Celsius) so I already...

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January 2018 Hadoop Tracker

by Merv Adrian  |  January 3, 2018

Last month's update was obsolete before it published. This often happens because of multiple moving parts and my extended gestation period. I needed to correct entries for both AWS and Hortonworks....

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