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Contributor: Steve Swoyer

Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.


All articles by Steve Swoyer

Analysis: Microsoft [Hearts] Spark for Powering Big Data, Analytics

At this week's Spark Summit in San Francisco, Redmond announced the official availability of Spark for Azure HDInsight. It’s not just a commercial, supported Spark cloud service, however. The company is preparing a slew of Spark-related goodies as well.

Putting IoT Analytics to Work

Microsoft's latest customer reference for its Azure Machine Learning service is a showcase example of IoT analytics at work.

Relational Technology Has Staying Power

The RDBMS provides transactional safeguards and data management amenities that NoSQL database systems do not now provide -- and probably won't provide for quite some time.

Datawatch Revamps Monarch for Self-Service Data Prep

Datawatch's Monarch 13.3 release adds new analytical functions and algorithms. It also bundles new automated data loading capabilities, along with an Angoss export function.

Analysis: Birst Tackles the New Siloing

Cloud BI player Birst says that it's the biggest name in network BI. Network BI isn't a recognized category, but Birst's vision of it gets at a real and pressing problem.

Raison d’Graph

Graph database technology gives us a way to clarify the connections between and among data points, facts, analytics, and other synthetic objects. As more enterprises intend to relate data across disparate data models, interest in graphing technology should rise.

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