Posts by Ian B. Murphy:


New Arizona State Business Analytics Program to Combine Information Systems with Supply Chain Management

by   |   February 7, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Arizona State University is building a new Master of Science in Business Analytics program to start in the fall of 2013 that will focus on implementing analytics into day to day business processes and managing those systems. Read More…


IBM Lowers Price to Attract Customers to Its Big Data Platform

by   |   February 6, 2013   |   Leave a comment

By cutting prices by close to 50 percent to its entry level Power Systems servers, IBM is trying to attract small and medium businesses to its big data and analytics platforms. The company announced February 5 that it has created Read More…


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Data Science 101: Training Undergrads to Be Curious Problem-Solvers First, Programmers Later

by   |   January 30, 2013   |   1 Comment

Statistics?  Yes. Computer science? Obviously. But for undergraduates exploring data science, the most important concepts to learn are problem-solving, synthesis—correlating one dataset with another—and storytelling. Those are the skills that will best help the next generation of data scientists take Read More…


Debunking NoSQL Database Myths

by   |   January 30, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Compared to relational databases, whose history stretches back into the 1970s, NoSQL databases are new to the enterprise scene. As a result there are still myths about exactly what a NoSQL database can and can’t do. This situation is exacerbated Read More…


Work with GE Leads UConn to Create Master of Science in Business Analytics

by   |   January 29, 2013   |   Leave a comment

After a partnership with GE showed the value of analytics, the University of Connecticut’s School of Business set out to create a master’s degree program to develop new professionals for the field. Read More…


Innovative Relational Databases Create New Analytics Opportunities for SQL Programmers

by   |   January 25, 2013   |   Leave a comment

A new crop of high-performing databases are entering the market to reach out to millions of data professionals who are fluent in SQL. These new databases use the interactive querying language, while changing how transactional data is stored, to address performance limitations of traditional relational databases. Read More…


NewSQL Databases Like Splice Machine Pursue Scalable SQL

by   |   January 23, 2013   |   Leave a comment

A new generation of databases that use SQL and Hadoop are hitting the market. In this podcast, Monte Zweben, CEO of Splice Machine, discusses how NewSQL databases connect data professionals and BI applications using SQL to a scalable data storage backend. Read More…


SAS Cultivates Analytics Talent, Future Customers, By Supporting University Programs

by   |   January 22, 2013   |   1 Comment

Statistical software maker SAS Institute has spent more than a decade giving money, software and support to university programs across the country, growing analytics education and producing data analysts for a talent-hungry job market.

The strategy of financial investment and inexpensive software distribution has paid off for SAS by ensuring graduates from these analytics programs have familiarity with SAS products. Read More…


Cornell Engineering Program Builds on its Operations Research Roots to Tackle Data Analytics

by   |   January 21, 2013   |   1 Comment

Since starting in 1965, Cornell University’s education program for analytics professionals has adapted with the times. Its students can specialize in one of seven analytics and engineering categories. Read More…


CIOs Must Build Roadmap, Manage Expectations for Big Data Adoption

by   |   January 18, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Business executives want their companies to quickly adopt new big data technologies, but CIOs know implementing these projects is complex. says Martha Heller, author of a new book about IT leadership. In this podcast, Heller discusses how CIOs need to manage what she calls the paradoxes of their role and how this effects their work on big data projects. Read More…