TDWI’s What Works Helps Enterprises Understand Tools, Technologies, and Methods Central to Big Data

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New edition presents customer success stories and expert perspectives in big data analytics, data warehouse architectures for big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL databases.

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TDWI has released its newest issue of its What Works publication, What Works in Big Data. The collection of articles, customer success stories, and lessons learned helps enterprises get the most from big data technology.

TDWI has released its newest issue of its What Works publication, What Works in Big Data. The collection of articles, customer success stories, and lessons learned helps enterprises get the most from big data technology.

What Works’ feature article by TDWI Research analysts David Stodder, Philip Russom, and Fern Halper provides recommendations, tips, and best practices so enterprises can attain value from their big data investment. The authors provide tips for modifying your data warehouse to accommodate new (and old) data requirements; making analytics work in your big data effort; and helping big data and BI work well together. They explain the importance of establishing a balanced approach for self-service BI and analytics and why enterprises should exploit advances in data visualization to improve their understanding of big data.

Case studies in What Works present snapshots of the most innovative BI and DW implementations in the industry today. The case studies included in this volume demonstrate the power of big data technologies and solutions for industries ranging from online marketplaces to semiconductor manufacturers.

Several “Lessons from the Experts” articles are written by leading experts in the services, software, and hardware vendor communities. These lessons provide perspectives about big data best practices and trends.

What Works also includes excerpts from TDWI’s recent Best Practices Reports: Evolving Data Warehouse Architectures in the Age of Big Data by Philip Russom, Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage by Fern Halper, and Managing Big Data, also by Philip Russom.

This issue of What Works was sponsored by Aerospike, Cloudera, Information Builders, Oracle, and Teradata.

How to Request a Copy of What Works in Big Data

For a complete copy of the publication or to ask questions of the authors, members of the press should contact Fern Halper at fhalper(at)tdwi(dot)org. What Works in Big Data is freely downloadable by the public at; a short registration is required for those downloading a TDWI publication for the first time.

About TDWI

TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., is the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry. TDWI is dedicated to educating business and information technology professionals about the best practices, strategies, techniques, and tools required to successfully design, build, maintain, and enhance business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. TDWI also fosters the advancement of business intelligence and data warehousing research and contributes to knowledge transfer and the professional development of its members. TDWI offers a worldwide membership program, five major educational conferences, topical educational seminars, role-based training, on-site courses, certification, solution provider partnerships, an awards program for best practices, live Webinars, resourceful publications, and an in-depth research program. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

About 1105 Media

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Fern Halper, TDWI
fhalper(at)tdwi(dot)org; (978) 443-0504

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Fern Halper, TDWI Research Director
since: 09/2008
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