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Independent Benchmark: Open-Source SQL-on-Hadoop Performance

TweetIndependent Benchmark: Open-Source SQL-on-Hadoop Performance This independent performance benchmark focused on the performance dimensions of speed and SQL capabilities by comparing SQL-on-Hadoop options that are open-source and free to download for existing Apache, Hortonworks, and Cloudera distributions. We also illustrated the relationship to available data file encodings — such as Optimized RC, Sequential, Parquet, […]

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The Four Forms of Discovery

The Four Forms of Discovery

TweetThe Four Forms of Discovery March 10, 2014 By Lindy Ryan | Research Director, Data Discovery and Visualization, Radiant Advisors Among its many other benefits, Hadoop serves as a staging ground for discovery. This is not by accident, but by design: the Hadoop ecosystem provides the ability […]

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Data Visualization or Eye Candy: 3 Questions for Passing the Eye Candy Test

Data Visualization or Eye Candy: 3 Questions for Passing the Eye Candy Test

TweetData Visualization or Eye Candy: 3 Questions for Passing the Eye Candy Test February 26, 2014 By Lindy Ryan | Research Director, Data Discovery and Visualization, Radiant Advisors Today, everyone is talking about data visualization. Business users and analysts want to (literally) see insights into their data, […]

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Let’s Get Visual: Three Points and Five Faces

TweetLet’s Get Visual: Three Points and Five Faces January 27, 2014 By Lindy Ryan | Research Director, Data Discovery and Visualization, Radiant Advisors Effective visualizations are a combination of storytelling, message delivery, and communication. Some visualizations are at the level of art (and are even commissioned by […]

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Big Data: The Battle Over Persistence and the Race for Access Hill

Big Data: The Battle Over Persistence and the Race for Access Hill

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Insight Series: From Self-Service to Self-Sufficiency — How Discovery is Driving the Business Shift

Insight Series: From Self-Service to Self-Sufficiency -- How Discovery is Driving the Business Shift

TweetFrom Self-Service to Self-Sufficiency: How Discovery is Driving the Business Shift In the past several years, “self-service” has come to be understood as users having self-service access to information they need. Today, that definition is being redefined. Now, self-service is less about access and much more about ability: it’s a […]

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The Secret Lives of BI Decision-Makers

The Secret Lives of BI Decision-Makers

TweetThe Secret Lives of BI Decision-Makers By Stephen Swoyer | Writer When we think about leadership, we can’t help but project ourselves into a Walter Mitty-like role. In case this doesn’t ring any bells, it’s an allusion to “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” an oft-anthologized story […]

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Can Data Analysts be C-Level Leaders?

Can Data Analysts be C-Level Leaders?

TweetCan Data Analysts be C-Level Leaders? By Ted Cuzzillo | Writer Data scientists ought to be on a march toward permanent seats in the C-suite about now. At least that’s what I’ve thought. On paper, their broad, deep knowledge of organizations make them attractive candidates. They know […]

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Who is the Data Scientist?

Who is the Data Scientist?

TweetWho is the Data Scientist? By Lindy Ryan | Research Director, Data Discovery and Visualization, Radiant Advisors Data scientists have been called the sexiest new job in business intelligence (BI). They are the stuff of dozens of articles, infographics and, on occasion, the beneficiary of a zinger […]

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Two Different Animals: Discovery and BI

Two Different Animals: Discovery and BI

TweetTwo Different Animals: Discovery and BI December 18, 2013 By Lindy Ryan | Editor in Chief, Radiant Advisors At their cores both business intelligence (BI) and discovery are two (mental) models that share the same intended purpose: to derive value from data. However, when it comes to […]

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