Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) Systems

Business Intelligence (BI) software is a group of different technological tools aimed at helping organisations in decision making (Chaudhuri, Dayal, & Narasayya, 2011). BI, which was introduced as a term in the 1990s (Chen, Chiang, & Storey, 2012), has been around for many years with different names, like Decision Support System (DSS) and Management Information System (MIS) (Olszak & Ziemba, 2012; Thomsen, 2003).Nowadays, BI represents a combination of processes, technologies and tools (Shariat & Hightower, 2007). This combination aims at transforming raw data into meaningful information and information into knowledge, something excessively important in a world where Big Data is getting even bigger day after day (Mayer-Schönberger, & Cukier, 2013).

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Pivotal’s cloud native platform drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands. With millions of developers in communities around the world, Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day. After shaping the software development culture of Silicon Valley's most valuable companies for over a decade, today Pivotal leads a global technology movement transforming how the world builds software.

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Telling Data Stories Together

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Carried out between January 2015 and July 2015, the BU Datalabs project sought to establish a sustainable, iterative model for co-creating effective data stories on sensitive subjects designed for generating societal impact.

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CINDX Investment Platform

whitePaper | July 22, 2019

The problem with investing in cryptocurrency markets is that they are often wild, uncharted territory. Currently, few Investors have the knowledge to consistently and successfully profit on the market, compared to the number of those with experience in the more familiar, but much less rewarding traditional markets. There is now a fitting solution for Investors who would rather not manage their savings on their own, and that solution is CINDX. CINDX allows absolutely anybody to invest in the crypto market and see returns without possessing any specialized knowledge or skills.

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The hidden value of unstructured data

whitePaper | May 2, 2019

It’s important to understand that not all data is the same. Structured data is most often located in cells in a database, and usually deals with a clear, predetermined business purpose. Instead, unstructured data is most everything else. The most complex portion of unstructured information is textual social media data, news feeds, transcripts, documents, etc. It can’t be easily organized into a database, and it can be ambiguous and difficult to manage because it is characterized by an important trait: human language. Unstructured data is the opposite of structured data: everyday language can contain endless amounts and types of information, is expressed in many different ways, and meaning depends significantly on context. For example, consider that the 500 most common words in everyday language have an average of 23 different meanings. This means that even a simple sentence of just 10 words could have a huge number of different meanings.

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Top considerations for cloud native databases and data analytics

whitePaper | October 1, 2021

centering your database and data analytics workload development and deployment on a Kubernetes-based container, you can create a more efficient and speedy data life cycle. Access this white paper to learn how to improve key capabilities for database and data analytics workloads across hybrid cloud environments.

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Cask Hydrator: Self Service Data Lakes on Hadoop

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In this special technology white paper, Cask Hydrator – Self-Service Data Lakes on Hadoop, you’ll learn about an exciting new tool for data science projects – Cask Hydrator, a self-service, reconfigurable, extendable open source framework to visually develop, run, automate, and operate data pipelines. With enterprises seeing an increasing need to ingest high volumes of data from a wide variety of both structured and unstructured sources in high velocity environments, a big challenge is getting the data from the source into an application. For many big data deployments, enterprises must engage costly Hadoop engineers to build data pipelines that have a high degree of complexity.

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Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage

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To compete effectively in an era in which advantages are ephemeral, companies need to move beyond historical, rear-view understandings of business performance and customer behavior and become more proactive. Organizations today want to be predictive; they want to gain information and insight from data that enables them to detect patterns and trends, anticipate events, spot anomalies, forecast using what-if simulations, and learn of changes in customer behavior so that staff can take actions that lead to desired business outcomes. Success in being predictive and proactive can be a game changer for many business functions and operations, including marketing and sales, operations management, finance, and risk management.

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Pivotal

Pivotal’s cloud native platform drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands. With millions of developers in communities around the world, Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day. After shaping the software development culture of Silicon Valley's most valuable companies for over a decade, today Pivotal leads a global technology movement transforming how the world builds software.

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