Never mind AI / ML

Susan Andre News, Articles

… or understanding Streamlined HDFS integration, ORC support, weather you know the difference between Classification and Regression, the importance of correlation and causation!  First come to grips with understanding the fundamentals.    Obtain a clear understanding of how to navigate this kind of project, importance of project management, gathering user requirements and learn about what aspects to consider for designing …

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Business Intelligence

Susan Andre News, Articles

In modern business language, Business Intelligence is something of a misnomer. Does having access to more data or using the best technologies really make a business more intelligent? Also, we always hear bigger is better. Although it’s true that greater volumes of data and modern technologies do provide scope for richer analyt­ics, it is not the only ingredients for a …

Hoop-Hoop Hadoop

Susan Andre News, Articles

Hadoop has been a noteworthy development in the software technology sector, often touted as the greatest and must have solution in recent times.  Unfortunately some cracks are now starting to show: the inability to obtain superior business insight faster than before due to tedious and complex data preparation and costly upkeep effort of the vast infrastructure. Hadoop’s inflexibility for ad-hoc …

Amazing Business Intelligence Amusement Parks

Susan Andre News, Articles

When last did you visit an Amusement Park and experience the thrill of a roller coaster ride? Very often we land on a merry-go-round situated in the BI Amusement Park. This is not a cool, calm, chilled-out play ground where we have zen-like experiences, on the contrary BI minds are usually exceptionally busy and distracted. Embarking on a Business Intelligence …

Beautiful Business Intelligence

Susan Andre News, Articles

( ( BD / AWLN ) +  IoT )  / ( ML +AI ) = MD → (( “Big Data“ divided by  “A Whole Lot of Noise”) plus “Internet of Things“) divided by (“Machine Learning” plus “Artificial Intelligence”) equals “More Data” !  Does not really look or sound beautiful does it? More data should mean greater capacity for leveraging analytics to …

BI is so Boring

Susan Andre News, Articles

Ever passed through Boring, Dull or Bland? You will be excused if terms like boring, dull and bland remind you of experiences related to Business Intelligence maintenance. Read about Boring (Oregon USA), Dull  (Highlands of Scotland) and Bland (Australia) Once the novelty of shiny new software wears off and the realization sets in that the same old mistakes have been …

Rumble in the BI Jungle (Part 2)

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From the previous article Bungle in the Jungle (Part 1): Well executed Business Intelligent programs calls for agility in the BI jungle. Unwieldy swinging in the BI-jungle leads to a serious Rumble in the BI jungle.  Comparing a world renowned boxing match with recent Business Intelligence tactics should evoke a sense of fighting spirit for some.  A “rope-a-dope” BI strategy …

Bungle in the BI Jungle (Part 1)

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Approaching the Business Intelligence Jungle might leave you quivering with trepidation.  Rebellion against traditional approaches is increasing, amidst still ongoing attempts and confusion to get a handle on the traditional way of building effective BI systems. Understandably a sensation of being at a BI slumber party mounts because most of the un-inaugurated players are lulled into ignoring valuable lessons learned …

BI is for the birds

BI is for the Birds

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Who is still interested in doing Business Intelligence – only the birds?  Can’t we just simply pour all our business data into one server and let business users loose to explore?  We have tried this approach in the past. Perhaps we can try again.  Although be aware of Bird Imbecile systems! Listen to the song:  For the Birds (Business Intelligence …

Unpacking Untruths about Modern Data Warehousing

Susan Andre News, Articles

What is on the wish list of most Business information users? They are yearning for new analytical solutions that: Support multiple reporting tools in a self-service mode that is easy to use Allow rapid ingestion of all kinds of new data files without consulting IT Do not need extensive modeling Scale large data volumes while delivering performance Support advanced analytics …