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Why haven't SMEs cashed in on big data benefits yet?
Author and consultant Dale Neef talks about how the shortage of big data skills is keeping small and mid-sized businesses from cashing in on analytics.

MongoDB 3.0 rides WiredTiger engine to boost database speeds
The latest version of MongoDB finds the NoSQL database running on a new WiredTiger storage engine. Better performance and data compression are among MongoDB 3.0's touted benefits.

Nate Silver lays out data-driven business strategy
A lack of standards and best practices can hold back businesses from becoming more data-driven, says data science guru Nate Silver. But he offers tips on how to overcome analytics challenges.

New business intelligence skills in, BI developers out
Consultant Lee Feinberg says organizations need to build up their data storytelling and visualization capabilities -- and details a competition for finding people with the right business intelligence skills.

Swim fast with a Hadoop data lake architecture -- or sink
The Hadoop data lake concept presents plenty of challenges for organizations. But the experiences of early adopters point the way toward successful data lake architecture deployments.

Data preparation process comes under new scrutiny
Data preparation processes are changing as business users cope with big data in all its variations, according to the latest Talking Data podcast.

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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