Big data is reaching the tipping point. At the end of this month, Oracle will be at TDWI World Conference Series, to be held July 31 through August 1 in San Diego, Calif. The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)—a premier educational institute for business intelligence and data warehousing—will shine the spotlight on big data, and give attendees a chance to experience Oracle's big data solutions firsthand. Here, learn more about the upcoming conference, at which, Oracle will be a Gold Sponsor, plus get more expert insight into turning big data into big opportunities.
TDWI World Conference Features Oracle and Big Data The theme of this event is Big Data Tipping Point: BI Strategies in the Era of Big Data. The conference features an educational look at how data is now being generated so quickly that organizations across all industries need new technologies to stay ahead—to understand customer behavior, detect fraud, improve processes, and accelerate performance. Attendees will hear how the internet, social media, and streaming data are fundamentally changing business intelligence and data warehousing.
Blog: The Deadly Cost of Ignoring Big Data By Bob Evans, senior vice-president of communications for Oracle: “Companies without aggressive plans for managing and exploiting the explosion in data report they are losing an average of $71.2 million per year.”
From Big Data to Big Value “The platforms and systems to enable new types of data processing already exist—the challenge is in leveraging them to bring value to your business,” says Gwen Shapira, senior consultant at Pythian and an Oracle ACE Director.
Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Turns User Curiosity Into Business Intelligence “Oracle Exalytics enables a more free-form analysis of data,” says Gaurav Rewari, vice president of product management at Oracle. “So all users can quickly explore massive stores of enterprise-relevant data, rapidly uncover issues, and then conduct root-cause analyses across a wide range of possible scenarios in just a fraction of the time it takes today.”
Starting the Conversation “Because of the volume that people text, it’s a terrific data collection form,” says Jed Alpert, founder and CEO of mobile technology company Mobile Commons. “You can segment your customers by asking them to text in any kind of preference, their blood pressure at a particular time, how they feel about a particular thing, or their zip code so they can be directed to the nearest store with an appropriate coupon. Collecting data is useful particularly if there is use for the data. And people are more willing to provide data if they understand that it’s going to be useful for them to be better served as customers.”
Taming the Data Deluge “This flood of information creates a wealth of opportunities for businesses. However, several obstacles limit our ability to turn data into profit,” says Oracle Vice President Venki Rajah, Industry Strategy and Insight team. Learn four ways to tame the data deluge and drive new profits.
Oracle Big Data Appliance Helps Manage Unstructured Data Increasingly, executives must face the challenge of big data—huge volumes of data from a variety of sources that is growing at ever-accelerating velocity. But Oracle Big Data Appliance, an engineered system built to gather, organize, and load unstructured data into Oracle Database 11g, uses previously untapped, unstructured data to help managers spot business trends, comply with regulations, reduce costs, and gain a competitive advantage.
Feeling the Beat Google searches, Twitter feeds, and even Amazon sales ranks produce a lot of data—data that can be used to identify trends in real time and help business leaders get ahead. “There's a revolution in data about society,” says Douglas Hubbard, author of Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities. Here Hubbard tells Profit what the pulse is—and how to find it.
Data Without Borders With employees and customers in multiple countries, IT managers must answer to a web of privacy laws to keep international data legal.
The Effects of Big Data on the Logistics Industry “With the right infrastructure to acquire, organize, and analyze this information, companies can equip executives and operations personnel with whole new insights into their customers, operations, and partner networks,” says Sundar Swaminathan, senior director of industry strategy and marketing at Oracle.