Posts by Michael Goldberg:


How Analytics Can Breed Executives’ Confidence in Data

by   |   December 24, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Executives who want to use analytics in their decision-making often run into cultural and technical challenges. Enterprises need to address both issues to capitalize on the opportunities analytics presents, writes Anthony Deighton of QlikTech. Read More…


The New Approaches Required to Find Insights in the Big Data Deluge

by   |   December 19, 2013   |   Leave a comment

The effectiveness of business analytics will depend on tools that can derive value from semi-structured data. That means marrying the analytics capabilities of the traditional relational world with the cost-effective compute and storage scaling provided by newer, open source tools, writes Dev Patel of BitYota. Read More…


Traditional ETL Player Syncsort Retools for Hadoop, Big Data Analytics

by   |   December 18, 2013   |   1 Comment

Syncsort, a software company founded in 1968 to help mainframe systems administrators sort data for transactions processing, has found new life at the center of ETL processes that enterprises with legacy systems require to adopt Hadoop and big data analytics Read More…


How Database Environments Lose Performance and What You Can Do About It

by   |   December 17, 2013   |   1 Comment

Database environments that perform well can bog down with growing data volumes and other system changes. There are a number of useful steps database professionals can take to get systems humming again, Marc Linster of EnterpriseDB writes. Read More…


How to Ensure Predictive Models Actually Work in the Business World

by   |   December 13, 2013   |   3 Comments

Predictive models are hot, and new tools are emerging to open them up to new users. But it takes more than data and tools. To achieve results, businesses must estimate the impact of a model, integrate it into existing systems, and changing existing processes to take advantage of results, Paul Maiste of Lityx writes.
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Intel’s Health Care Expert on Analytics’ Role in Personalized Medicine

by   |   December 11, 2013   |   1 Comment

Intel, long known for its computer chips, has been making steady investments in big data analytics. In February, Intel had a kind of big data coming out party when it made its own version of Hadoop available to the open Read More…


How Prescriptive Analytics Can Reshape Fracking in Oil and Gas Fields

by   |   December 10, 2013   |   Leave a comment

In the oil and gas industry, prescriptive analytics—which tell what will happen, when, why and what to do about it—can help locate fields with the richest concentrations of oil and gas, and make the fracking process more efficient and safer for the environment, Atanu Basu of AYATA writes. Read More…


At NYU Stern, Analytics Masters Students Bring Experience to Class

by   |   December 6, 2013   |   Leave a comment

One is an account manager for Google’s large customers. Another is a credit risk analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. A third is a data analyst at Panasonic Corp. They and 57 others are students in the inaugural Read More…


4 Ways to Analyze IT Systems Data to Manage Application Performance

by   |   December 5, 2013   |   Leave a comment

When it comes to big data systems, IT organizations are usually charged with deploying and monitoring systems such as Hadoop to support marketing, health care and engineering business intelligence initiatives, among others. However, IT management tools such as application performance Read More…


Optimize Your Big Data to Create Opportunities for Advanced Analytics

by   |   December 4, 2013   |   3 Comments

The volume of data that organizations have amassed calls for new methods to identify relevant data and to extract actionable insights. While the technologies like Hadoop are in their infancy, they provide the opportunity to begin cost-effective initiatives to discover new insights, write Capgemini’s Scott H. Schlesinger and Dorman Bazzell. Read More…