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Managing big data: the two biggest mistakes companies make
Many organizations are setting their big data analytics efforts up for failure by plunging ahead without proper planning upfront, says book author Keith B. Carter.

The future of analytics lies in open source technology
All the excitement of analytics professionals today is attached to open source tools. Author Cory Isaacson explains why.

MarkLogic NoSQL database evolves with the times
NoSQL stalwart MarkLogic's database has grown to include many SQL database-style features. Next up is JSON.

Jeanne Harris: Successful business analytics combines data and intuition
Accenture's executive research fellow explains how successful business analytics needs a crucible of skills

Hadoop projects should start with real business need
Consultant Rick Sherman discusses whether Hadoop has become a must-have technology for organizations and what to consider in weighing deployments.

Hadoop clusters provide single spot for spreadmarts, analytics
Consultant Wayne Eckerson says Hadoop offers a platform for reining in the spreadmarts set up by individual data analysts and business users, while still giving them a place to do self-service analytics.

Featured Research Study

November 2012
Insights on the Run: Best Practices in Implementing Mobile BI
One way to make business intelligence more pervasive is to deliver it to business users instead of making them log in to a portal or dashboard. Mobile intelligence applications exploit the...

September 2012
Business-Driven BI
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson, TechTargetís Director of Research in Business Applications and Architecture Media Group, provides strategies and tips for self-service business intelligence.

June 2012
Exploiting Big Data: Strategies for Integrating with Hadoop to Deliver Business Insights
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson describes the emerging big data ecosystem in which Hadoop and analytical databases play an increasingly important role.

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