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Four steps to integrating social media metrics into the BI process
In a book excerpt, Krish Krishnan and Shawn Rogers explore how organizations can take advantage of insights provided by social business intelligence.

Stream processing not such a big-data deal for some users
Many data streaming applications don't involve huge amounts of information. A case in point: an analytics initiative aimed at speeding the diagnosis of problems with Wi-Fi networking devices.

Spark data streaming opens faster path to online ad analytics
Online advertising platform providers Altitude Digital and Sharethrough are both tapping Apache Spark's stream processing capabilities to support more real-time analysis of ad data.

Speeding up predictive modeling techniques pays business dividends
Predictive modeling and analytics is all about finding insights in data. But it isn't an academic exercise, and accelerating the delivery of those insights can pay off big in business value.

Bringing location intelligence software to the masses
Geographic information systems have been around for decades, but simplified tools aimed at traditional business users are spurring greater adoption.

Streaming data systems take big data analytics into real-time realm
Technologies that support real-time data streaming and analytics aren't for everyone, but they can aid organizations that need to quickly assess large volumes of incoming information.

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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