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March 16, 2018  10:59 AM

Data pipelines need love too

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data Analytics

Hitachi has aligned its data analytics divisions and and fused it with its Pentaho acquisition to call the new entity Hitachi Vantara. So... Vantara… kind of sounds like ‘advantage’ with a bit of Latin ‘avanti’ in there for added good measure right? Branding shenanigans aside, Hitachi...

February 6, 2014  7:07 AM

TIBCO champions data exploration, analytics & visualisation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data Analytics, TIBCO

TIBCO has this week announced its cloud-based Spotfire data discovery and visualisation platform. aacwecwed d .jpg


December 5, 2013  7:18 AM

Why predictive analytics has changed forever

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Data analysis, Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics, SAP

There's an old saying in public relations: ... if there's no news, do a survey. Curmudgeonly naysaying aside, SAP's latest "ground-breaking & insightful" survey suggests...


July 25, 2013  7:05 AM

Microsoft evangelist: big data needs tiny data skills

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Data, Data Analytics, Microsoft

This is a contributed piece for the Computer Weekly Developer Network by Matt Ballantine, principal evangelist at Microsoft UK. Ballantine recalls a curious observation taken from a conversation with a colleague who'd just arrived back from UCL...


June 18, 2013  7:48 AM

The birth of the data programmer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Data analysis, Data Analytics, Data integration

The term "data programmer" now appears more readily on job posting boards serving the software application development community. More accurately, the job tends to be referred to as data programmer / data analyst. A random job listing taken today reads: "The Data Programmer...


December 13, 2011  3:54 AM

Data analytics for the drag-and-drop generation

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, JasperSoft

Computer science purists have long baulked at some of the 'dumbed down' drag-and-drop technologies that have proliferated in recent years. While true programmers will have generally always cut their teeth on a


November 10, 2011  12:05 PM

Is SAP finally getting its money’s worth from Sybase?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data analysis, Data Analytics, HANA, SAP, SUP, Sybase, unwired

Corporate technologies acquisitions can go bad, it's a fact. AT&T bought NCR to try and gain a foothold in the PC market and the deal ended up as rotten as a box of stale eggs. The Skype and eBay deal went pretty sour from the start and HP's purchase of Compaq was not without its woes. Oracle...


September 14, 2011  5:12 PM

Is SAP HANA a data analytics ‘ace in the hole’?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Data Analytics, Database, HANA, IN MEMORY, SAP, Sybase

SAP has predictably saved up news relating to its HANA product for this week's TechEd show here in Las Vegas, but what is it? Described variously as the company's in-memory computing platform with a strong emphasis on ERP, it is perhaps more directly described as a high-performance analytical...


July 11, 2011  11:52 AM

Sybase & Gartner: democracy needed in data warehouse analytics

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Management, Sybase

As I'll shortly be on the road to Sybase's TechWave developer and database professional symposium in September, my ear is uncommonly well tuned to news emanating from the company's PR portholes (or should that be portals?) just now. Hot off of its press release grill this month is news of the...


June 24, 2011  1:44 PM

Questions for cloud “experts”, what would you ask the panel?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics

I'm doing a cloud data integration and analysis lunch/panel-discussion next month at Gordon Ramsay's Claridges in front of a small group of industry experts. This means that right now, I'm doing some planning in terms of gathering discussion points.

Note to self: remember not to ask...


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