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Databricks Launches Data Lakehouse for Retail and Consumer Goods Customers

Databricks, the Data and AI company and pioneer of the data lakehouse architecture, announced the Databricks Lakehouse for Retail, the company’s first industry-specific data lakehouse for retailers and consumer goods (CG) customers. With Databricks’ Lakehouse for Retail, data teams are enabled with a centralized data and AI platform that is tailored to help solve the most critical data challenges that retailers, partners, and their suppliers are facing.

From Data Warehouses and Data Lakes to Data Fabrics for Analytics

In this contributed article, Kendall Clark, Founder and CEO of Stardog, discusses how data fabric is fast-becoming the data architecture foundation for analytics and how it is revolutionizing the $50 billion data lakes/warehouse market. Supported by real-word examples, the article explores how technologies such as expressive semantic modeling, knowledge graph, and data virtualization are connecting disparate data lakes to streamline data pipelines, reduce dataops costs and improve analytics insight.

Data Warehouse Costs Soar, ROI Still Not Realized

Enterprises are pouring money into data management software – to the tune of $73 billion in 2020 – but are seeing very little return on their data investments.  According to a new study out from Dremio, the SQL Lakehouse company, and produced by Wakefield Research, only 22% of the data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with most data leaders (56%) having no consistent way of measuring it. 

How to Overcome Obstacles in Data Lake and Warehouse Strategies: 3 Best Practices for Enterprise Architects

In this special guest feature, Kimberly Read, the enterprise architect at Faction, suggests that to support the business case for multi-cloud, enterprise architects can benefit by addressing three primary considerations. Multi-cloud initiatives—drawing on services from public and private clouds—can help organizations stay ahead of the curve.

Data Evolution in the Cloud: The lynchpin of competitive advantage

This report from our friends over at Snowflake reveals the extent to which the data sharing economy is powering business growth and how organizations are leveraging data from a range of sources to drive innovation, create better customer experiences, and meet regulatory requirements.

Infographic: The tools and technology of Data SEO

Data SEO uses many tools and technologies drawn from different branches of data science. To use data science in order to automate, predict or visualize an SEO strategy, marketers will need some or all of the tools featured in this infographic developed by our friends over at Oncrawl.

Why CRM and Data Warehouses Fail with Customer 360

This whitepaper, “Why CRM and Data Warehouses Fail with Customer 360,” 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).

Data Platforms – A journey. The Yesteryears, Today, and What Lies Ahead

In this contributed article, Darshan Rawal, Founder and CEO of Isima, explains how the data ecosystem has exploded in the last decade to deal with multi-structured data sources. But the fundamental architecture of using queues, caches, and batches to support Enterprise Data Warehousing and BI hasn’t. This article looks at the architectural styles of the three eras of data management – pre-big data, the open-source revolution, and the cloud-native version. It will be a dive into trade-offs of each and what lies ahead. You’ll get a techno-strategic best practices of architecting data platforms as they pave the path to recovery for your organization.

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.