Tag: Networked BI

How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? 8 Ways To Modernize Data Prep, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, I gave a high-level comparison of traditional extract, transfer and load (ETL) tools, desktop data preparation tools and Birst’s modern, built-for-the-cloud ETL tools for data analytics. In this blog, I’ll dive deeper into the eight key ways that, of the three options, Birst is best “able” to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s enterprise users.

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How Are You Analyzing and Adjusting to the Mobile Shopper?

Every retailer is facing a similar challenge. If you are a retailer and constantly feel the pinch from online giants like Amazon and Google, you have an opportunity to gain back control and competitive advantage with more personalized products and services, building that intimate relationship that these giants simply cannot provide.

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How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? Modernizing Data Prep, Part 1

For all the exciting discovery that data analytics enables, data preparation involves, for most users, an equal amount of drudgery. That’s true for a number of reasons, first and foremost being that enterprise data is rarely structured for analytic use; it’s often designed for transactional system performance or to minimize storage. Wrangling in data that’s spread across different locations and technologies (database, cube, cloud-based, on-premises, flat files, etc.), and then cleaning up “dirty” (incorrect, improperly encoded, duplicated or blank) data is a time-consuming and labor-intensive task, constantly repeated as data sources come and go.

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Improve your company’s bottom line with analytics

The explosion of data in the financial services industry is creating new opportunities for business intelligence and analytics. At the same time, this explosion presents significant challenges. Over 2.7 zettabytes of data exist in the digital universe today. Every day, financial services companies seek to use these massive volumes of data to increase margins, reduce risk, boost customer satisfaction, and win in a globally competitive marketplace.

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More than Data: It’s Networked BI that Enables a “Single Version of the Truth”

Data governance is a broad topic that people seem to agree is important, but still argue about the details. Specifically, it’s hard to find an IT professional or BI and Analytics user who doesn’t believe that good execution on data governance will yield the “single version of the truth” required to make confident, accurate business decisions.

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Cloud Analytics: Your Key to Modern BI Capabilities that Drive Business Success

In The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms With Majority Cloud Deployments, Q3 2017, Forrester Principal Analysts Boris Evelson and Martha Bennett noted that, “The winners in the digital economy will be those that are able to gain insights the fastest and take appropriate action. To do so, companies need a solid data and analytics foundation, and cloud-based BI platforms are an essential part of this foundation.” In fact, among those organizations that Forrester surveyed in 2017, 45% said that they had “either already moved some or all of their BI capabilities to the cloud or were planning to do so.”

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