Category: Unified Digital Workplace

Key Takeaways from the Strata+Hadoop Conference

If you missed the Strata+Hadoop Conference in New York City last week, here’s a quick recap.

DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist of the White House

From September 26-29, 10,000 experts came together to share best practices, innovative technology news, and network with their contemporaries around all things data—data science, big data, and data in the enterprise. Sessions and keynote speeches focused on a wide array of topics. Members of the Attivio team had a few favorites, including:

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Key Drivers for Modernizing Your Data Architecture

Are you looking to modernize your data architecture? If so, you’re not alone. According to Gartner, 90% of an enterprise organization’s information is siloed and unleveragable across business processes, meaning it takes too much time to find and understand the connections between data sources. 

Our clients report a troubling side effect of this situation: People end up doing analysis on only the 10% of data they're familiar with to avoid the time and cost of trying to access and analyze the rest of the hidden, but potentially valuable information. Needless to say, the demand for a holistic, unified data view is high. 

Do you spend too much time and money trying to locate and understand your data? And do you trust the accuracy of what you find?

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Attivio Adds Value to the Hadoop Ecosystem

As many of our customers move their entire compute environment—including analytics and storage—into the Hortonworks distribution of Hadoop, Attivio has focused on gaining greater integration with Hortonworks. Having one platform repository in which to execute makes everyone's life simpler.

Organizations recognize the value of Hadoop in dealing with extremely large and diverse datasets. But they're also looking for enterprise features such as data governance. Attivio can help in both areas. Here's Attivio CTO and co-founder Will Johnson discussing Hadoop integration at a recent Hortonworks user conference.

 

 

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Attivio Completes Certification On Cloudera Enterprise

Hadoop is fast becoming the center piece of a modern data architecture. And Cloudera Enterprise provides the centralized management and robust support that you need to effectively operate Hadoop.

The modern data architecture stores data as is; it doesn't require pre-modeling. It needs to accommodate volume, velocity, and variety including structured and unstructured information. Hadoop does this very well.

Many of our customers use Hadoop. And Attivio's full-platform certification on Cloudera Enterprise will help them streamline their modern data architecture by offering agile data access wherever data resides.

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Improving Data Profiling and Preparation

Data-driven organizations know that the key to success through data is to make it available to as many people across the organization as possible. But every organization’s data is growing at exponential rates and is getting more complicated. This growth and complexity make current data preparation processes more challenging and often inefficient.
 
To get the right data out to the right people as quickly as possible organizations need to focus improvements on reducing the time required to gather and prepare data.
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Building a Unified View of Your Data

We talk a lot of about the amount of data organizations capture and how that data comes in many sizes and formats, from structured to semi-structured and even unstructured. We also know that much of that data isn’t used for decision-making, hidden in silos across the organization. All of this makes it difficult to build a unified data view.

But the challenge with building a unified view is only partly due to data silos.

unified data

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The Future of Business Intelligence is in Data Prep

As Dan Woods points out in a recent article for Forbes, technology marketplaces cycle through predictable stages as they mature. He applies this insight to the component versus platform decision that organizations face when adopting new technologies.

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The Chief Data Officer and Data Innovation

If you're a CDO, how would you describe your most important role: as gatekeeper or innovator? Or are you walking a tight rope between the two? Those questions figured prominently at the 10th annual MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium held in July.

When the role first emerged, gatekeeper probably occupied most of a CDOs waking hours. Nevertheless, as more organizations became aware of just how much value could be derived from their data, expectations have changed. Yes, CDOs still need to keep enterprise data safe, but they also need to keep the data supply chain running smoothly for data scientists and business analysts.

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Ecosystem Partners in the Spotlight at Hadoop Summit 2016

I recently attended Hadoop Summit 2016 where not surprisingly there was a lot of conversation about topics other than Hadoop. For example, the importance of ecosystem partners to any Big Data solution.

It was certainly on my mind as we had just published a post about Attivio’s role in the EMC Big Data solution. At the Summit, I sat down with Carey James from EMC and Tony Fisher from Zaloni—another partner in the EMC solution—for an interview with John Furrier of The Cube.

It was a great conversation. Carey pointed out that although data scientists do spend a lot of time on analytics, they also spend just as much or more time "wrangling" their data environments and trying to find data and move it where they need it. And that's why EMC turned to Attivio and Zaloni. Check out the rest of the discussion.

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A Conversation with Ted Bardasz on the EMC Big Data Solution

Attivio is excited to be a part of EMC’s new Big Data Solution. It’s not generally available yet, so we thought we’d have a chat with Ted Bardasz from EMC to give you a look at what this new platform offering is and how Attivio fits in.

Ted Bardasz, Senior Director of Product Management in the Converged Platform Division, EMC

Q: Tell me about your role at EMC.

TB: I am the Senior Director of Product Management in the Converged Platform Division, responsible for our Big Data and Native Hybrid Cloud solutions.

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