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87 Percent of US Retailers Race to Achieve Faster Data-Driven Insights to Support Online Sales

Exasol, the high-performance analytics database, published new research that reveals since the pandemic started, 87% of retail organizations in the U.S. have been under pressure to make data-driven decisions faster. The finding comes from an in-depth research report, “Retail: Decision making during times of uncertainty,” that quantifies how retail organizations in the U.S. are heightening data-driven decision-making cycles to meet real-time demand and prepare for surging online sales brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Garbage in, Garbage Out – How We Got Here and Why We Must Get Out Now

This whitepaper from our friends over at Profisee, reflects on why the state of data in most  organizations is as dismal as it is, and why there is such a challenge involved in demonstrating the value of trusted data available across mission-critical operations and analytics in an enterprise.

Why CRM and Data Warehouses Fail with Customer 360

This whitepaper from our friends over at Profisee explains why achieving a complete view of the customer is so difficult and how customer relationship management (CRM) systems and data warehouses, especially in the  insurance industry, do not manage customer-related data well. The core elements of this type  of data fall into a discipline called Master Data Management (MDM).

Survey: 97% of Enterprises Seek to Accelerate Data Transformation, with Time Spent on Data Preparation A Barrier to Insights-Driven Decision-Making

Matillion, a leading provider of data transformation for cloud data warehouses (CDWs), and IDG Research have released findings of an IDG Research MarketPulse survey, “Gaining Time, Savings, and Insights via Cloud-Powered Data Transformation.” The research exposes the challenges companies face in leveraging enterprise data for analytics and identifies data portability, time-to-value, and self-service for business users as top requirements to address these challenges.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 11/16/2020

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Databricks Launches SQL Analytics to Enable Cloud Data Warehousing on Data Lakes

Databricks, the data and AI company, announced the launch of SQL Analytics, which for the first time enables data analysts to perform workloads previously meant only for a data warehouse on a data lake. This expands the traditional scope of the data lake from data science and machine learning to include all data workloads including Business Intelligence (BI) and SQL.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 11/10/2020

In this regular column, we’ll bring you all the latest industry news centered around our main topics of focus: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Our industry is constantly accelerating with new products and services being announced everyday. Fortunately, we’re in close touch with vendors from this vast ecosystem, so we’re in a unique position to inform you about all that’s new and exciting. Our massive industry database is growing all the time so stay tuned for the latest news items describing technology that may make you and your organization more competitive.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for October 2020

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 10/26/2020

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Data Con LA: Large Regional Data Tech Event Goes Virtual Oct. 23-25

Data Con LA, is the largest data conference for data and tech enthusiasts in Southern California. The event is now virtual, with several educational and networking opportunities. The Data Con LA virtual conference takes place from October 23rd to October 25th, 2020 and features keynotes, sessions, tutorials, and networking opportunities.