Posts tagged analytics efficiency
The All-Inclusive Analytics Organization

Whatever your favorite taxonomy or category of analytics, I’m here to argue that it doesn’t matter from an organizational standpoint. That is, I think all the categories should be supported by one organization. I’ll spend the rest of this post arguing why an inclusive approach is more effective.

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Augmenting Jobs With Intelligence At Schneider

For about a decade now I have been observing – as a researcher, not a consultant – the analytics and automation efforts at Schneider, where these fields have been at the forefront of operational improvements. Schneider is one of North America’s largest truckload, logistics and intermodal services providers. It’s a complex business, moving close to 18,000 daily loads, utilizing over 13,000 drivers and 50,000 trailers/containers.

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The Data Product Era Begins In Financial Services

I’ve been feeling that there is a sea change happening in what organizations do with data, and I now have confirmation of it at several financial companies. I heard, for example, that JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank by assets, established an “Intelligent Solutions” business unit to offer—among other things—products based on data and analytics to its customers.

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New Technology Is Not An Easy Button For Big Data

It is good to remember in today’s hype-filled big data world that there is no “easy” button for big data. In fact, in many ways, big data is quite difficult to deal with. Many organizations seem to be falling for the fallacy that simply implementing new tools or platforms will “automagically” solve their big data problems. Unfortunately this isn’t the case.

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What's Up With In-Memory Analytics?

There’s been a lot of noise lately about the concept of in-memory analytics.  As a recent example, if you followed the press around some major conferences in late April, you’ll notice that a lot of messaging was present around in-memory analytics products.  Many people have been asking questions about how in-memory can fit into their mix and how it relates to other options like in-database analytics.  So, what’s up with in-memory analytics?

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Incorporating MapReduce In The Analytics Environment

A few weeks ago, I attended the Hadoop World show in New York to hear first-hand how organizations are making use of the new technology. In future postings, I may address what claims I thought entered the hype zone and what value propositions seemed weak. However, I want to focus here on three specific cases where a MapReduce platform, such as Hadoop, clearly has an important and valuable role to play.

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