The Wondrous World of Data:

September, 2015


September 28, 2015  2:03 PM

Strengthening Data Preparation with Data Virtualization

Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans Profile: Rick van der Lans
Data virtualization

Self-service analytics allows users to design and develop their own reports and do their own data analysis with minimal support by IT. Most recently, due to the availability of tools, such as those from Qlik, Spotfire, and Tableau, self-service analytics has become immensely popular....

September 22, 2015  7:31 AM

Big Data Myth 2: Analytics Requires Big data

Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans Profile: Rick van der Lans
Analytics, Big Data

In Part 1 of this series on big data myths I indicated that the goal of most big data projects is analytics. In other words, big data systems are almost always developed to improve the...


September 18, 2015  12:40 PM

Big Data Myth 1: Big Data is the Goal

Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans Profile: Rick van der Lans
Analytics, Big Data, Hadoop, NoSQL

Big data is an incredibly popular topic. Plentiful articles, books, and blogs have been written on this topic and countless sessions have been presented that discuss some aspect of big data. I am a big fan of big data, because organizations have been able to improve and extend their analytical...


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