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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

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

When Is the Risk of New Methods Worth the Reward?

Vodafone combined agile development, data warehouse automation, and flexible data modeling to transform its reporting-centric BI into next-gen analytics.

Bit Stew: When Conventional Data Integration Can't Keep Up

Traditional data integration isn't up to integrating data from non-traditional sources. Nor can it keep pace with self-serving users. Upstart vendor Bit Stew touts an "intelligent" approach to data integration to address a range of contemporary use cases.

Teradata: Here, There, and Everywhere

For companies trying to balance the convenience of the cloud against on-premises performance advantages, Teradata Everywhere should be compelling.

The State of Spark Adoption, Carefully Considered

The "Apache Spark Survey 2016," published last month, paints a promising picture of the Spark cluster computing platform's prospects.

Teradata Partners Recap

Teradata announced several new features and product updates at its 2016 Partners Conference, including the new IntelliFlex system and a major overhaul of its vaunted database optimizer.

Using Graph Analytics to Predict Outcomes in Game of Thrones

Data scientist Clement Fredembach used a combination of graph analytics and machine learning to predict the deaths of major characters in “Game of Thrones.” Of course, algorithms can only take you so far.

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