15: Why the Key to a Data-Driven Culture is Community with Shawn Rogers

Discover to key to gaining more value from big data, BI & analytics

This week on Analytics on Fire, I sat down with the godfather of BI Communities and Chief Research Officer of Dell, Shawn Rogers, to discuss a topic that is becoming critical to driving a data-driven culture, your community. Shawn gives us a clear view on what it takes to drive a data-driven culture, as well as how to convince a […]

Ep #11 Infographic: 5 Big Data Myths Debunked

Andrew Brust of Datameer and ZDNet's Big Data Evangelist Sets the Record Straight

To set the record straight, we connected with Andrew Brust. He’s a 15-year Big Data veteran who not only is a Senior Director, at Datameer, but also a highly sought-after influencer and speaker on the topic of Big Data, as well as a blogger on ZDNet in his column ‘Big On Data’.

Ep #11: 5 Common Big Data Myths that Most BI People Believe, Debunked with Andrew Brust of Datameer

Join ZDNet's very own Big Data Evangelist as he uncovers five common Big Data Myths

You’ve probably heard a few things about BI and Big Data that everyone swears by. Well, some are true, and SOME are simply myths. This week on Analytics on Fire, we have an exciting interview with Andrew Brust (my personal Big Data go-to mentor), a 15-year Big Data veteran who not only is a Senior […]

Ep #7: Case Study: How One Team’s Big Data Investment Paid Off

How Naveen Narra of TE Connectivity is driving analytics success by focusing on user adoption

Today’s episode of Analytics of Fire is an incredible case study with the Senior Manager for Business Analytics and Big Data Solutions for TE Connectivity (previously Tyco Electronics), Naveen Narra, on how their company’s Big Data investment paid off in a big way. If you’re in the process of elevating your organization’s BI, this episode is […]

Top 10 Big Data Visualization Experts to Follow on Twitter

No one becomes a dataviz guru without help and insight from top industry experts. Following data visualization professionals on twitter is a great way to develop your understanding of big data and analytics. We’ve compiled a list of ten amazing industry experts that all have something important to say about big data and data visualization online. As […]

Why Maps are the Next Big Data Viz Trend

How Internet of Things is Igniting Location Analytics

Internet of Things is creating new opportunities to better understand  how customers, employees, and assets behave through device generated data. As consumers, we are participants in the “Internet of Everything” boom by using connected smartphones, cars, and home appliances. The data we generate every day is invaluable for enterprises that can effectively analyze and communicate the impact of IoT trends. […]

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3 Simple Steps to Mapify your Big Data KPIs

Making location matter for Internet of Things

As your enterprise conforms to an “internet of things” world, your customers, employees, and seemingly unlimited connected devices are generating tons of location data. Machine and device generated data is a breeding ground for new big data opportunities, and over 80% of this data has a location attribute. Why Location Matters? Your customers and employees […]

Are Maps Useful Big Data Viz or the Next Pie Chart?

Critical 3 Point Checklist for Using Maps with BI

Maps and Location Intelligence will be a critical decision-making tools for your organization if they aren’t already. Maps are not like pie charts and gauges, but they are often treated as executive eye candy by Business Intelligence practitioners. It is well documented that data viz experts hate pie charts because they are ineffective communication tools. Exploring the following questions […]

Top 5 WebSites to Bookmark To Be a Better Big Data Visualization Expert

Visualizing Big Data doesn't have to be hard, these sites can help

It’s no secret that all across the web, people are generating billions of gigabytes of data per day. This huge amount of information termed “Big Data,” is impossible to keep track of without first organizing it into an easily digestible format. Turning Big Data into Understandable Visuals Data visualization can help you to pare down […]

My Data’s BIGGER than Yours

Data viz examples that make your Big Data problems seem small

Sizing up your big data problems to some of the largest companies in the world is a great way to put things in perspective. Big data analytics can require extremely sophisticated algorithms, but the success hinges on delivering actionable information to those who need it. The following examples exemplify big data visualization success because the result […]

5 Big Data Visualization Maps that will Make your Head Explode

Data Viz Approaches Built for Big Data

Not all data visualizations can be simplified to a speedometer or bar chart. Big data visualizations require more sophisticated visualization tools and more brainpower. Here are some big data visualizations examples that will blow your mind! 1. Topological Data Analysis  Many data sources do not always fit nicely into a linear regression during the statistical analysis so when […]

5 Tips to Choose the Best Big Data Viz Tool

How to pick a winning horse for your next-gen dashboards

Are you struggling to figure out what data visualization tool to choose for your next-generation data visualization project? Many business professionals will cling to Excel or legacy BI platforms, but happens when you need to access and visualize the results of millions, or billions of records? Here are a couple of tips that you can […]