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Essential Components of a Modern Analytics Architecture

Essential Components of a Modern Analytics Architecture

Big data is something that is becoming more and more accessible to organisations of all sizes, and there is a strong trend towards functions being carried out in the cloud. This is good news for organisations that want to revamp their analytics approach, because it means that they can take advantage of the massive processing power of cloud servers, and use tools that they would otherwise never have access to.

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BI and Data Analytics Market Growing

BI and Data Analytics Market Growing

The Business Information and data analytics market is expected to reach $16.9 billion this year, but the amazing growth is not a guarantee of success for vendors. Companies are becoming increasingly sophisticated in what they want from their analytics, and only the vendors that offer the option to pull from multiple data sources are likely to achieve success.

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Essential “Laws” for Analytics and Data Mining

Essential “Laws” for Analytics and Data Mining

Analytics tools are now so common and so affordable that every business could - and should - be using them. However, big data is useless if you don’t use that data to ask and answer the right questions. One prominent data mining expert, Mr Tom Khabaza, has put together nine laws that he believes are the foundation of good analytics.

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Microsoft Releases R Server for Analytics

Microsoft Releases R Server for Analytics

Microsoft recently released the R Server, a server based on software from Revolution Analytics and designed for use in statistical analysis. Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics in April of last year, and has released “Microsoft R Open” as a server for Windows, SUSE Linux and Red Hat.

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