Data discovery and the unfulfilled promises of self-service Business Intelligence

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Discovery, ETL, Hadoop

Self-service BI is all about allowing business users or non-technical staff to generate insights from data. It is about to make its breakthrough in the enterprise! Happy days. Unfortunately, this has been the headline prediction for the last ten years. The hype has never really materialised. So why has self-service BI struggled so much to gain traction in the enterprise? ...

Two Use Cases of Data Discovery Tools

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Discovery, Hadoop

Data discovery tools are a relatively recent phenomenon as can be witnessed by the fact that there is no separate Gartner Magic Quadrant for them. Data discovery tools allow users without programming skills to wrangle and transform raw data. There are two main use cases for this type of tools (1) Self-service Business Intelligence. Self-service BI promises business users without ...

Big Data News - LinkedIn’s Ops team raises it’s Hadoop game with “Rewinder”

Uli Bethke Business Intelligence, Distributed Computing, Technology

LinkedIn’s new “Rewinder” tool outshines Apache Resource Manager and Job History Server on its Hadoop clusters… SIREn Solutions announces Kibi Another week has passed where the team at Sonra have been impressed with developments in our big data community. LinkedIn is a big data company, which also happens to do other stuff that pays the bills and has faced the ...

Self-Service Analytics in the Data Lake

Uli Bethke Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Hadoop, MapR, Spark

Deriving Value from your data... We all know that decision makers and analysts need quick access to all of the structured and unstructured data in an enterprise. Typically this data is locked away in various source systems and can’t be queried from a single central location The data warehouse set out to fix this problem ages ago and it has ...

What is Data Mining ?

Uli Bethke Business Intelligence, data mining, Training, Uncategorized

In this weeks topic I will explore what is Data Mining, the different meanings, how the term is used, etc. I will give you my interpretation of what it is and how other descriptions of data mining can be categorised. Every article you read, every presentation you hear, etc. you get a slightly different description, or should it be that they ...