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Big data vendors should stop dissing data warehouse systems
Wayne Eckerson examines the roles of data warehouses and big data systems in analytical environments -- and says he's tired of data warehouse bashing.

Laws leave gray area between big data and privacy
Laws on data collection and use remain foggy, leaving businesses to feel their way through big data and privacy laws.

Data collection practices spark debate on big data ethics, privacy
The increasing emphasis on collecting and analyzing big data is driving a debate on whether tighter privacy rules are needed to protect customers.

Software budget spending getting boost in 2014
Software budget spending is increasing more than in other areas such as hardware and cloud, according to TechTarget's 2014 IT Priorities Survey.

BI and analytics tools top list of planned 2014 software initiatives
TechTarget's IT Priorities Survey shows that business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing projects are the top software priority this year.

Self-serve analytics systems allow business users to wear analyst hat
Data visualization and self-service analytics systems are allowing businesses to cut out the data scientist and put analysis on business users.

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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