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The Data Management Playbook For 2017

Your Business Is Only As Fast As Your Data

Today, what you know and how well you use it is fueling your competitiveness and growth. The way your firm provisions and manages data has to change to keep up with empowered customers and nimble...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Four Steps To A Data Management Strategy In Light Of Big Data

    Strategic Plan: The Data Management Playbook
    March 13, 2017 | Michele Goetz, Mike Gualtieri

    Data is the lifeblood of your entire organization. It should enlighten every function of the business, including customer experience (CX), operations, marketing, sales, service, and finance. A data...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Cloudy Future Of Hadoop

    Hadoop Is Here To Stay, But The Cloud Will Change What It Is
    March 1, 2017 | Brian Hopkins, Mike Gualtieri

    Happy birthday! This is the year that Apache Hadoop and its community turns 10 years old, and we have all watched the child star rocket to big data superstardom. But will this bright future...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report New, Evolving Tools To Manage Big Data Will Grow At Double-Digit Rates

    ForecastView Document
    September 15, 2016 | Jennifer Adams

    In the age of the customer, successful companies maximize customer intelligence by turning big data into actionable business insights. We define big data as the practices, processes, and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report How To Scale Business Intelligence With Hadoop-Based Platforms

    Combine The Best Of Both Worlds With Agile And Distributed BI Platforms
    September 13, 2016 | Boris Evelson

    Analyzing big data poses multiple challenges. Highly parallel distributed data architecture is one solution, but until recently it has been mostly limited to databases, not business intelligence...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Next-Generation EDW Is The Big Data Warehouse

    Big Data Warehouses Drive Faster, Integrated, Self-Service Analytics
    August 29, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna

    EDW is not dead; it's evolving! Enterprise data warehouses have come a long way in delivering value by predicting trends, minimizing churn, and identifying new business opportunities. However, in...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Forrester Data: Big Data Management Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global)

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    August 22, 2016 | Jennifer Adams

    Big data solutions address data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. In this forecast, we specifically examine big data management...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016

    Scalability, Multimodal, Flexibility, And Lower Cost Drive Enterprise Adoption Of NoSQL
    August 17, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna

    The demand for databases is on the rise as organizations build next-generation business applications. NoSQL offers enterprise architecture (EA) pros new choices to store, process, and access new...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Data Warehouse Automation Helps Close The Data-To-Insight Gap

    August 16, 2016 | Boris Evelson, Nasry Angel

    Agile business intelligence (BI) platforms only partially support the iterative development of BI applications. Parts of the process, like data integration and modeling, still follow a less...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Streaming Data From The Internet Of Things Will Be The Big Data World's Bigger Second Act

    Extracting IoT insights Will Shape Digital Value Propositions, And The Major Hadoop Solutions Are Transforming To Compete
    July 5, 2016 | Paul Miller

    The internet of things (IoT) promises to generate huge volumes of data. To unlock the value within that data, businesses must find effective ways to pull it from billions of remote devices, process...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems, Q2 2016

    Hardware Optimized To Run Hadoop Delivers Quick Setup, Higher Performance, And Automation
    May 25, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    On-premises Hadoop deployments just got easier. General-purpose hardware infrastructure requires considerable time and effort to install, configure, tune, upgrade, and monitor Hadoop platforms....

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Big Data Integration

    Looker Data Sciences, SnapLogic, And Snowflake Computing Push The Boundaries Of Established Big Data Integration
    May 10, 2016 | Brian Hopkins

    How are you going to get more value from your data lake? Most big data integration vendors focus on making classic processes faster with tools for moving data into a lake and working with it there....

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    May 9, 2016 | Boris Evelson

    In our 20-criteria evaluation of big data text analytics platforms providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Attivio, Cambridge Semantics, Clarabridge, Digital Reasoning, Expert...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Insight Platforms Accelerate Digital Transformation

    A New Class Of Software Makes It Easier To Turn Big Data Into Action
    April 27, 2016 | Brian Hopkins

    All of your business digital ambitions involve better analytics, but the complexity of managing big data and advanced analytics is driving down satisfaction, despite investment. Read this report to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Big Data Security Strategies For Hadoop Enterprise Data Lakes

    Apply Zero Trust To Your Big Data Security Strategy
    April 25, 2016 | Mike Gualtieri, John Kindervag

    The crown jewels must be protected. Data stored in Hadoop is no exception. As application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals rush to build data lakes using Hadoop, they often do so...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Cloud Solutions, Q2 2016

    Elasticity, Automation, And Pay-As-You-Go Compel Enterprise Adoption Of Hadoop In The Cloud
    April 22, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna, Mike Gualtieri

    "We want to do Hadoop in the cloud." That's what we increasingly hear from enterprises that have successfully run on-premises Hadoop proof-of-concepts. CIOs charge their enterprise architecture...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Data Technology Pathfinder

    Landscape: The Data Management Playbook
    March 30, 2016 | Michele Goetz

    The variety, velocity, and volume of data continue to explode. Business stakeholders want direct access to diverse data. Firms now set policies and assume the risk of data management and usage. In...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report A Technology Guide To Turn Data Into Customer-Obsessed Action

    Leverage Forrester's Data, Analytics, And Insight-To-Action Technology Research To Become Customer-Obsessed
    March 17, 2016 | Brian Hopkins

    All the market noise about data and analytics misses an important idea — your business cares about changing outcomes, and data and analytics are simply a means to that end. But knowing what type of...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report TechRadar™: Big Data, Q1 2016

    Landscape: The Information Strategy and Architecture Playbook
    March 10, 2016 | Noel Yuhanna, Brian Hopkins

    To remain competitive, firms absolutely must mine insights from vast and diverse data sets. However, the complexity of the big data technology ecosystem can stall key initiatives to improve...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report 2016 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Payers

    Insurer CIOs Must Remove The Barriers To Customer Obsession
    February 24, 2016 | Kate McCarthy

    The age of the customer won't wait for healthcare payers. As employer customer numbers drop and individual consumer memberships grow, insurers must learn to articulate their value to these...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Stretch Your Data Management Capabilities

    Continuous Improvement: The Data Management Playbook
    February 22, 2016 | Brian Hopkins

    Firms face an enormous data management challenge: how to act on data and insights to service increasingly powerful customers and out-maneuver disruptive competitors. Architects once had time to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Grow Your Business And Compete By Creating A Winning Business Intelligence Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Business Intelligence Playbook
    February 17, 2016 | Boris Evelson

    Enterprise business intelligence (BI) is chock-full of challenges. Only partially a science, it remains mostly art based on best practices and lessons learned. Rather than reinventing the wheel,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Massive Machine-Learning Automation Is The Future Of Data Science

    Read This Before You Hire Any More Data Scientists
    February 11, 2016 | Mike Gualtieri, Rowan Curran

    Enterprises are enthralled by machine learning's potential to uncover actionable new knowledge, predict customers' wants and behaviors, and make smarter business decisions. But getting started with...

  • For CIO Professionals

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    Report Brief: Understanding Spark's Real Place In The Hadoop Landscape

    What CIOs Need To Know About Spark And Its Role In Their Data Strategies
    February 2, 2016 | Paul Miller

    For many CIOs, Hadoop appears almost synonymous with the broader theme of big data. More recently, Spark has begun to attract interest, partly as an alternative to Hadoop's initial dependence on...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Distributions, Q1 2016

    Five Top Vendors Have Significantly Improved Their Offerings
    January 19, 2016 | Mike Gualtieri, Noel Yuhanna

    Hadoop is data's darling for a reason — it thoroughly disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and data-driven applications. Enterprise adoption is mandatory for firms that wish to...

  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

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    Report Brief: Adaptive Intelligence Powers The Data Economy In China

    Embrace Real-Time Multidirectional Data Sharing To Deliver Customer Obsession
    January 11, 2016 | Charlie Dai

    Companies used to leverage their internal data assets for the sole purpose of understanding their customers, partners, and market landscape. But in the age of the customer, they must take a more...

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