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Michael Walker's Blog Posts Tagged 'Intelligence' (15)

Data Diversity and Integration Trumps Big Data for Better Decision-making

While large data sets may provide significant value in certain cases, data diversity and integrating smart data points will provide more consistent actionable insights and high value intelligence leading to better decision-making.



For example, consider NFL football data. Focusing on large football game data sets is usually not helpful and often misleading creating…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Tool for Computing Continuous Distributed Representations of Words

Natural language processing (NLP) involves machine learning, artificial intelligence, algorithms and linguistics related to interactions between computers and human languages. One important goal…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 20, 2013 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Batch vs. Real Time Data Processing

Batch data processing is an efficient way of processing high volumes of data is where a group of transactions is collected over a period of time. Data is collected, entered, processed and then the batch results are…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Selecting the Right Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform

Selecting the right Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platform for a unique organization is challenging. Each organization - both in the public and private sectors - has a legacy IT ecosystem as well as unique competencies, skills, knowledge / business processes and people. As a result, the…

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Added by Michael Walker on February 13, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

Recent surveys suggest the number one investment area for both private and public organizations is the design and building of a modern data warehouse (DW) / business intelligence (BI) / data analytics architecture that provides…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 26, 2012 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

Data as Strategic Asset

Transforming into a data-driven organization - turning information into actionable insights is a three (3 ) part strategy:



• Technology – build a modern BI/DW architecture & analytics ecosystem with…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 14, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Traditional BI vs Data Analytics Approach

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Added by Michael Walker on October 31, 2012 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

The Emerging Data Stack and Mobile Access

 

The emerging  "Data Stack" or "Data Layer" is in full transition and can be viewed and defined many different ways. The ability to capture, analyze and learn from data generated at unprecedented scale, combined with…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 10, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Big Data Analytics Maturity Model

See: http://bit.ly/KQ1bsS

Added by Michael Walker on October 3, 2012 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Data Fundamentals

Becoming a data and evidence driven organization provides significant competitive advantage. Speed and accuracy of insight, delivered across any device including smart phones and tablets, means organizations can make better, faster decisions. The goal is for the entire organization become data…
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Added by Michael Walker on September 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Predictive, Descriptive, Prescriptive Analytics

The goal of  Data Analytics (big and small) is to get actionable insights resulting in smarter decisions and better business outcomes. How you architect business technologies and design data analytics processes to get valuable, actionable insights varies.



It is critical to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Modern BI Architecture & Analytical Ecosystems

The goal is to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence (BI) architecture that provides a flexible, multi-faceted analytical ecosystem for each unique organization.

A traditional BI architecture has analytical processing first pass through a data warehouse.

In the new, modern BI architecture, data reaches users…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 12, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Eight Levels of Analytics for Competitive Advantage

Copyright © SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission. 

 

Optimization answers the question: How do we do things better? What is the…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 6, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Companies, products, and technologies included in the Big Data Landscape:

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Added by Michael Walker on August 30, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Hadoop Technology Stack

The Hadoop stack includes more than a dozen components, or subprojects, that are complex to deploy and manage. Installation, configuration and production deployment at scale is challenging.

The main components…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 22, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

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