Big Data

Measured in terms of volume, velocity, and variety, big data represents a major disruption in the business intelligence and data management landscape, upending fundamental notions about governance and IT delivery. With traditional solutions becoming too expensive to scale or adapt to rapidly evolving conditions, companies are scrambling to find affordable technologies that will help them store, process, and query all of their data. Innovative solutions will enable companies to extract maximum value from big data and create differentiated, more personal customer experiences.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Upgrade Your BI Data Architecture For Agile Insights, Part 1

    The Three-Part Guide To BI Modernization

    December 4, 2018 Boris Evelson

    The three-tier "layer cake" business intelligence (BI) architecture based on ETL, an enterprise data warehouse, and a BI tool is inflexible and outdated. This report, part one of our BI modernization series, gives recommendations to application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives on how to upgrade their BI data architecture with the latest technologies for greater agility and faster application delivery.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Get Faster And Better Insights From Your BI Tools, Part 2

    The Three-Part Guide To BI Modernization

    December 4, 2018 Boris Evelson

    A single enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform that only targets descriptive and diagnostic analytics applications is a thing of the past, especially for large enterprises. This report explains why application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives need to upgrade to modern BI platforms that offer machine learning capabilities, integrate multiple BI platforms into a BI fabric environment, and include other relevant BI technologies for greater agility and faster application delivery.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Move BI To The Cloud To Achieve Greater Agility, Part 3

    The Three-Part Guide To BI Modernization

    December 4, 2018 Boris Evelson

    An on-premises, single-tenant business intelligence (BI) platform is inflexible and outdated. This report makes recommendations to application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives to modernize their BI environment by migrating it to the modern elastic cloud architecture for greater agility and faster application delivery.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Grow Your Business And Compete With A Winning Business Intelligence Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    November 20, 2018 Boris Evelson

    Enterprise business intelligence (BI) is chock-full of challenges. Only partially a science, it remains mostly an art based on best practices and lessons learned. Rather than reinvent the wheel, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros working on BI initiatives should leverage Forrester's business intelligence playbook — a series of reports with practical and actionable advice on how to jump-start or modernize any BI initiative or turn around a failed one. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: Four Steps To A Data Management Strategy In Light Of Big Data

    Strategic Plan: The Data Management Playbook

    November 16, 2018 Michele Goetz, Mike Gualtieri

    Data is the lifeblood of your entire organization. It should enlighten every function of the business, including CX, operations, marketing, sales, service, and finance. A data management (DM) strategy is critical. The goal should be clear: Provide all business functions with quick and complete access to all of the data and analytics that they need, both now and in the future. But it's easier said than done, and that's where strategy comes in. This report provides a four-step process for EA pros to formulate a next-generation DM strategy that's both visionary and pragmatic. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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