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Special Report: Solving the Data Puzzle

October 2014

Big data was a big focus at Oracle OpenWorld 2014, which took place in San Francisco from September 28 to October 3. There, big data customers discussed their successes, including how GPS manufacturer Garmin used Oracle Exadata and Oracle Spatial and Graph to manage five billion miles of data, and how Land O’Lakes, Inc. transformed its business across the supply chain and created value for its customers, members, and partners.

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Here, watch highlights from Oracle’s Executive Vice President of Product Development Thomas Kurian's keynote, at which Kurian introduced a new set of tools called Oracle Big Data Discover. Plus, learn more by reading about customers who are harnessing big data to drive big results, and get expert insight into what should be part of a smart strategy.

Vehicle For Change
Data drives the employee and operational excellence behind Schneider’s business strategy.

Can data make you happier?
“I want people to understand how they can increase their personal well-being through action,” says John C. Havens, author of Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking It Can Change the World. “I want them to realize that there are a lot of pragmatic steps being taken around the world to have these metrics of well-being get put into policy.”

In-Memory Acceleration for the Real-Time Enterprise
With Oracle Database In-Memory, you decide what data goes into memory—with no limits or restraints from the software. The rest of your data is stored in less-expensive Flash or on disk. Oracle Database In-Memory works seamlessly with them all.

Supercharge Your Web Storefront with Superior Data Quality
There are three key areas where product data quality is impacting the customer experience. Learn how a targeted, comprehensive data management strategy can differentiate your business from the competition.

Turning Big Data into Real-Time Action for a Greater Customer Experience
To extract the maximum value from highly dynamic and perishable data, organizations need the capability to process data quickly and accurately and take timely action.

Big Opportunity
“Don't just wait for the data to be right before you start actually applying it to your business problems. It will never be perfect,” says Thomas H. Davenport, author of Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities.

Five Big Data Mistakes
“It is important to understand that big data implementation is really a journey with multiple modules that get added and refined over time,” says Subramanian Iyer, senior director of Insight and Customer Strategy at Oracle.

Improving the Customer Experience Through Big Data Analytics
“The quality of customer experience will always be improved if a business can quickly respond via the correct channels to manage the expectations of its customers,” says Michael Abramow, director of Strategy and Insight, Japan and Asia Pacific at Oracle.

The Intelligent Use of Big Data In Healthcare
“The transformation healthcare providers and payers will experience in the next few years has the potential to be more profitable … if [organizations] recognize that people and process changes are as important as the implementation of technology,” says John Lewis, director of Insight and Customer Strategy at Oracle.

Big Data Goes to the Movies
Rentrak executives leverage big data to analyze box office trends and see the big picture.

Tools of the Trade
The new Oracle Global Trade intelligence leverages analytics to help companies manage exponential growth in global commerce.

Five Ideas: Solving the Data Puzzle
Big Data provides a massive opportunity for companies to create new products, services, and ways of working. Do you know how to use it to your advantage?

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