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Hadoop Summit Amsterdam 2014: Crossing The Chasm

This year’s Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam was even more interesting than last year’s, with more sponsors (including SAP), more functionality for enterprise use cases, and more enterprise examples. The conference was in the historic Beurs Van Berlage conference center. It’s a great venue for out-of-town guests situated just a few minutes’ walk from Amsterdam’s Central […]

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Hadoop Summit Amsterdam 2014: Crossing The Chasm

This year’s Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam was even more interesting than last year’s, with more sponsors (including SAP), more functionality for enterprise use cases, and more enterprise examples. The conference was in the historic Beurs Van Berlage conference center. It’s a great venue for out-of-town guests situated just a few minutes’ walk from Amsterdam’s Central […]

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GRC Tuesdays – Top 10 Benefits of GRC Software Solution vs. Office Tools

by Thomas Frenehard, GRC, SAP In a recent client presentation, I was asked by the compliance team what I thought were the benefits of using a software solution versus office tools, such as spreadsheets, that were already used internally and that everyone knows how to use. Whatever the topic (this of course includes GRC), most […]

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No, Hadoop Isn’t Going To Replace Your Data Warehouse

The data says that Hadoop isn’t going to replace your enterprise data warehouse. Hadoop Adds Rather Than Subtracts According to Gartner’s latest surveys, the number of CIOs that think that Hadoop will replace their existing analytics infrastructure has plummeted over the last few years, and is now down to just 3%. Are these CIOs deluded? […]

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No, Hadoop Isn’t Going To Replace Your Data Warehouse

The data says that Hadoop isn’t going to replace your enterprise data warehouse. Hadoop Adds Rather Than Subtracts According to Gartner’s latest surveys, the number of CIOs that think that Hadoop will replace their existing analytics infrastructure has plummeted over the last few years, and is now down to just 3%. Are these CIOs deluded? […]

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Cartoon: What Chance Does Data Have?

What chance does data have when faced with strong opinions?! Sadly, this isn’t really a joke — every day, information that has cost millions of dollars to collect and analyze is ignored by folks who think that they simply “know” better (a corporate equivalent of all those partisan politicians and voters that don’t think mere […]

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The Economics of Cloud Computing

When exploring the cost benefits of leasing analytics software via the cloud model, there are several factors to examine. Time to Market One of the key consideration for using cloud-based analytics is time to market. Under a cloud model, end users can be up and running within a matter of hours, not months. This can […]

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Mobile Business Intelligence: One of the Key Topics at BI2014

by Kaan Turnali, Global Customer Operations (GCO) Reporting & Analytics Platform, SAP Last week, I attended the SAPinsider BI 2014 conference in Orlando where I had the opportunity to speak with our customers and participate in sessions presented by my SAP colleagues as well as our partners. If you haven’t seen them, don’t miss the […]

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SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio: Feedback from Early Adopters

I recently had the opportunity to join a networking call with a handful of SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio customers who wanted to share their product experiences with their peers. It was a great forum to hear directly from these customers about the key strengths of the software as well as opportunities for future improvements. As […]

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Location Analytics: Powerful Visual Metrics to Save Time, Money

What do real estate and big data analytics have in common? While it may sound like the lead-in for a bad joke, the answer is: “Location, location, location!” Geospatial representation is a complex term for something that’s visually simple. It may look complicated at first, but we intuitively understand what we see faster than what […]

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