Saturday, May 23, 2015

Information Builders Talking Big Data at Summit 2015

In just a couple of weeks, Information Builders will hold its annual user conference in Kissimmee, Florida. Many of the topics at Summit 2015 will deal with Big Data.

Be sure to attend the following sessions:

Tom White, MapR Technologies
Eric Greisdorf, Information Builders
Sunday 2:00PM - 3:00PM
We've all heard that the market is demanding big data solutions that provide real-time insights on their data. With the countless claims of companies solving this problem, how can you discern fact from fiction? And how do these solutions support WebFOCUS in providing real-time insights? Join MapR Technologies, an Information Builders partner and provider of the leading Hadoop distribution, to learn how MapR and WebFOCUS deliver on the promise of true real-time data analytics.

John Thuma, Teradata Big Data Practice
Sunday 3:15PM - 4:15PM
Big data is not a product or a service. Big data is a movement. Understanding how you can leverage big data from within your enterprise may be a challenge. Business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing have matured into technology, process, and people. In this session, we will discuss how BI tools fit into this new big data zoo. The secret is, there is no secret. Don't forget what you already know.

Boris Evelson, Forrester Research
Monday 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Customer insight teams, agile business intelligence (BI) investments, and big data buzz have grown at breakneck rates as organizations try to capitalize on new data with limited success. To break through the data fog, technology leaders need new approaches to systematically link data directly to insight and action. In this session, Mr. Evelson will answer questions such as: (1) What will it take for organizations to start using more of its data for analysis and insights? Today, the average organization uses only 12 percent of its data. (2) Why is business agility a key success factor in the age of the customer, and what impact does it have on your earlier-generation data management and BI investments? (3) What are the key differences between earlier-generation BI and the leading-edge systems of insights? (4) What are the key components of the new-generation systems of insights (processes, people, technology)?

Howard Dresner, Dresner Advisory Services, LLC
Monday 4:00PM - 5:00PM
In this session, veteran industry analyst Howard Dresner shares the latest findings from his annual "Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study." He'll answer questions such as: Who's driving business intelligence (BI) within the organization? Who are the targeted users and how are they changing? Which organizations are most successful with BI and why? What do organizations hope to achieve with BI and how is that changing over time? Which technologies and initiatives are most important, which are climbing, and which are falling? What is the current state of data and how has this changed since last year? How are people sharing BI-derived insights within their organizations and has this improved since 2014? How has user adoption of BI changed in recent years and why?

Mark Smith, Ventana Research
Tony Cosentino, Ventana Research
Tuesday 11:00AM - 12:00PM
In today's applications, systems, and devices, there is data being generated every second of the day that can either overwhelm an organization, or improve its effectiveness. Smart organizations architect their enterprise to integrate and process data from any location, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), and at any time to deliver analytics and business intelligence (BI) that improve performance. Using a business perspective on technology and IT is required to bring the right analytics and BI technology and skills to an organization. Moving beyond the hype on agile and self-service BI requires a focus on the metrics and information people need to be effective in their roles and responsibilities. Unveiling the latest in analytics and data research across business and IT, Ventana's Tony Cosentino and Mark Smith will provide best practices and steps to help any organization be effective in using big data for a strategic advantage in analytics and BI.

Stephen Mooney, Information Builders
Tuesday 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Are you interested in learning how iWay leverages the Hadoop ecosystem? Join us for an informative session on big data, where we will show you how iWay is harnessing the power of technologies like Sqoop, Flume, Kafka, Storm, and HDFS to provide a simplified and reliable data integration platform.

Clif Kranish, Information Builders
Wednesday 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Many organizations now rely on Hadoop for their big data initiatives. In this presentation, we will show you how data managed by Hadoop can be staged by DataMigrator and used by WebFOCUS. We will cover how to use the data adapter for Hive and when to use Impala or Tez. You will learn how arrays and other complex Hive data types are supported, and how to take advantage of alternatives to HDFS, such as MapR-FS. We will also introduce the new Phoenix adapter for the NoSQL database HBase, which is distributed with Hadoop.

1 comment:

Sharmila La said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Knowledge Management Software

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I am a project-based software consultant, specializing in automating transitions from legacy reporting applications into modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics using Information Builders' WebFOCUS. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven Best Practice methodologies, software tools, and templates.

I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.