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Community Forum Webinars

Analytics & Data Integration Hub: The Modern Way to Manage Heterogeneous Data and BI environments

June 30, 2020

Business intelligence (BI) and data environments are notoriously heterogeneous and fragmented. Companies have multiple BI tools, each with their own semantic models, portals, file formats, reports, and dashboards. The situation is even more dire on the data side: there are dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of data warehouses, data marts, data sets, and data silos scattered throughout an organization. But rather than fight the fragmentation through enterprise standardization, perhaps it’s wiser to simply go with flow. Ride the wave, instead of swim against it.

Today, there are virtualization tools that can connect to all your BI tools and data sources and deliver a harmonized view of all your data and analytics assets. Imagine giving business users a single view of all your data, BI semantics, reports, and dashboards no matter what BI tool they use? But more than just analytics middleware or a data catalog, these so-called analytics and data integration hubs tools offer user-facing functionality: data prep, data profiling, and storytelling tools for data analysts and a universal BI portal and semantic layer for business users as well as visualization and BI tools.

Data and analytics functionality is rapidly converging. Vendors of all stripes are unifying functionality once found in disparate tools. Products that virtually connect to data where it lies and provide a unified view of BI semantics, reports and dashboards from every BI tool are a perfect antidote for heterogenous and fragmented BI and data environments.

You Will Learn:

1. What is an analytics and data integration hub

2. What types of organizations are best suited to this emerging technology

3. What functionality these hubs support

4. Why all-in-one tools are a perfect antidote for heterogenous data and BI environments.

Sponsor: DataClarity

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Community Forum Webinars

Business Monitoring Systems: Applying Machine Learning to Business Metrics

June 25, 2020

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Time is the universal dimension that weaves through every analysis and performance dashboard. But most enterprise dashboards only show a snapshot of business activity with some trending information. But that is changing. New business monitoring systems track business metrics continuously and uses artificial intelligence to detect anomalies, identify root causes, and suggest fixes.

Monitoring tools are not new. Organizations have long used monitoring systems to track the health of technical infrastructure and applications. But soon they’ll use it to continuously monitor tens of thousands of business metrics (e.g., sales, quotes, returns, profits across every dimension). In the process, business monitoring systems will radically change the landscape for BI and analytics.

This webinar will describe the capabilities and use cases for business monitoring systems as well as their benefits and challenges. It will also discuss the current state of the market, its future potential, and key players in the space.

Sponsor: Outlier.ai

Shop Talk Series

Is the Cloud Data Fabric Reality, Hope or Hype?

June 12, 2020

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The data fabric aims to unify thorny tasks like data integration, preparation, quality, cataloging and delivery across multiple platforms. Data fabric solutions promise to ease the pain and complexity of today’s heterogeneous and sprawling environments, especially as they gravitate to the cloud. Data teams should use it like glue to enable more efficient analytics across hybrid, cloud and multi-cloud environments.

Hmm. Is that reality, hope or hype?

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Shop Talk Series

Shop Talk: Is the Data Fabric Reality, Hope or Hype?

June 12, 2020

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Every month, Eckerson Group researchers and consultants meet virtually to try out new ideas and receive candid feedback from colleagues. Now, we invite you to participate! The data fabric aims to unify thorny tasks like data integration, preparation, quality, cataloging and delivery across multiple platforms. Data fabric solutions promise to ease the pain and complexity of today’s heterogeneous and sprawling environments. Data teams should use it like glue to enable more efficient analytics.

Shop Talk Series

Data Analyst Workbench: Making Self-Service Work

May 22, 2020

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Wayne Eckerson thinks that all self-service tools available to data analysts will converge into a single workbench: data catalogs, data preparation, data visualization, and autoML tools. And these integrated toolsets will appear as stand-alone products as well as baked into data platforms, BI tools, and ETL tools. Is the Data Analyst Workbench hype or reality? 

  • Speaker: Wayne Eckerson
  • Panelists: Eckerson Group Researchers and Consultants
  • Special Guests: Dragos Georgescu, CTO, DataClarity and Kaycee Lai, CEO, Prometheum

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