Posts from Stephen Baker, CEO

Cognitive Search Platform vs. Point Solutions: The Gartner MQ

Attivio, the leader in cognitive search, is pleased to have been recognized recently by Gartner as a “Visionary” in their inaugural report on “Insight Engines.” The report offers this definition for what an Insight Engine actually does:

"Insight engines apply relevancy methods to describe, discover, organize and analyze data. This
allows existing or synthesized information to be delivered proactively or interactively, and in the
context of digital workers, customers or constituents at timely business moments."

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IBM, Salesforce, AI. Wait, what?

USA Today’s Marco della Cava ran an article earlier this week, “IBM, Salesforce join AI forces with Watson, Einstein.”  The artificial intelligence-based partnership aims to, “boost the range of predictive analytics it can provide clients.”  Salesforce’s AI Platform, Salesforce Einstein, which mines data to help salespeople close leads, is being combined with IBM Watson to provide data-based insights for businesses.  The integrated solution is reported to be operational in the second half of the yea

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Eliminating the Barriers to Data Democracy

There's a lot of talk these days about how to streamline the data supply chain. And the discussions often boil down to how to control an organization's data and how difficult and time consuming it is for business users to access it. As I wrote recently for DataInformed, highly structured systems for managing data like master data management (MDM) and enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) put a kink in the data supply chain.

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We’ve Come a Long Way Baby: Attivio Celebrates Its Grand Entrance into the Big Data Market

Another fiscal year has come to a close, and we at Attivio have never been more excited about what’s to come. Our entry into the Big Data market is filling a void that enterprises struggle with every day.

We understand that data is a strategic asset that, when made accessible to everyone in the organization, can lead to smarter, faster decisions, pushing past the competition in ways that didn’t seem possible.

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Enterprise Search: It’s All About Time to Insight

Enterprise search is back in the news—with a twist. Companies that really want to accelerate their results with BI and Big Data are looking to enterprise search as a way to help business analysts quickly find the data they need. Note that I said “data,” not information. Enterprise search has always been thought of as a way to find unstructured content in file shares like SharePoint. But now, it’s being applied to strucutured data as well. And if a search solution can combine data with unstructured content so much the better.

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The Migration Away from Legacy Infrastructures to Hadoop

Data management and use was once relatively straightforward. You installed a full-stack, end-to-end solution to take care of everything from storage to reporting.

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Self-Service Data Discovery is the Key to Winning on Analytics

Can we agree that data is the new lodestar? Its accuracy is so potent that businesses that use it well have an indispensible key to success. That’s why data is now called “business’s second language” and even “the new oil.” It’s our best source of insight, confidence, and market leadership today.

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Data Democratization Depends on the Middle Layer of the Data Stack

Every organization recognizes the value of agility — the ability to work with our data iteratively and flexibly, pulling data from any source as needed for insight. To achieve agility, we work and rework the data stack, adjusting and rebuilding and tweaking everything from the data lake to the visualization tools. Too often, though, we fail to achieve agility in terms of the flow of data in the organization.

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Data Dexterity is the Last Mile in Agile BI

For all the talk about competing on analytics, little is said about what that takes. Strong visualization? Speed? Easy to use tools? It takes all that, of course, but one thing comes first: ready access to the data — the right data, for the people who need it, when they need it. As I said in my 5 predictions for BI and Big Data in 2016 post, without access to all your data, competing with analytics is just talk.

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Chief Data Officers Look Forward to 2016

Will this be the year of the CDO? It looks that way based on recent conversations we’ve had. The time has come for a data advocate in the C-suite.

I previously wrote about my 5 predictions for BI and Big Data in 2016, and the emergence of the CDO is at the top of my list.

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