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A Look Ahead – Data Prep Predictions for 2017

As if big data wasn’t big enough, it’s about to get bigger. Companies large and small – particularly in healthcare and finance – continue to hop on the data train and realize just how valuable their data is in making informed business decisions, driving company processes and improving the customer experience. But what’s in store particularly when it comes to data preparation for analytics? As we begin to close the door on 2016, a look…

Practical, Self-service Marketing Analytics, Part 2: The Transformation in Action

We did it! We ate our own dogfood. We moved from multiple marketing dashboards with disparate data sources to a single consolidated, visual dashboard that the whole team can utilize. From website sessions to social media, demand generation emails, and Google ad campaigns – we’ve accessed, filtered, formatted, and presented our data. This transformation to self-service marketing analytics has allowed our marketing team to confirm our intuition-based assumptions, discover new insights, and effectively…

Attitude of Gratitude, Thanks to Self-service Data Prep

Tis the season for giving thanks and counting blessings. At Datawatch, we’re grateful for so many things, not the least of which our customers and the stories they share about how Monarch has helped them save time, money and – maybe most importantly – their sanity! Below are just a few of our favorites. What’s yours? Share your story @Datawatch #SelfServiceDataPrep.   Each month Whitnell has to generate…

Information: The Fuel for Cognitive Computing

New innovations in self-service data preparation technology are having a significant impact on a business user’s ability to unlock and use all data, including dark data. Earlier this year the Gartner Group called this “the next big disruption in business intelligence.” And with this newfound data comes the need to intelligently visualize and analyze it. This is where cognitive computing becomes the perfect complement. The theme at the recent IBM World of Watson conference in…

Welcome to the party, Tableau

Tableau today shared its roadmap to enter the data preparation market with a future product offering that is separate and distinct from Tableau Desktop. As a vendor that has been doing data prep longer than any other vendor and sells to over 40,000 organizations globally, we’re uniquely positioned to offer some advice to Tableau. First, understand that data preparation is essential for both analytic and operational use cases. It’s not just about delivering data to Tableau…

How Donald J. Trump Can Win the Popular Vote

In less than a week, Americans will choose the 45th President of the United States. The latest electoral map still favors Clinton, however Trump could still win the popular vote. Recently, a winning team of college students combined numerous, disparate data sources and performed automated, predictive analysis to make a compelling case detailing how he could do it. This analysis took place at the Datawatch and IBM Watson Analytics Hackathon, at the University…

Eliminate Your Content Blind Spot

It’s critical for organizations to drive efficiencies while also maintaining a customer focus. The only way to get the insights necessary to do this is to leverage every shred of data available, in every format, in every source, to gain a comprehensive view of your business. For most organizations, this has meant focusing a lot of time and resources accessing structured data sources that reside in data warehouses. But this data is only the tip…

Ventana Announces Technology Innovation Award Winners

Earlier this year, Datawatch was invited to participate in the Ventana Research Technology Innovation Awards, a program that recognizes vendors for their technology innovations that have an impact on both the market and their customers. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Datawatch Monarch has been selected as the winner in the Information Optimization category. The Ventana Technology Innovation Awards distinguish pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology and showcase…

Improving Casino Success Odds with Self-service Analytics

The gambling industry thrives on playing the odds. This holds true for players, resorts and casinos. In fact, just recently, Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn opened the long-anticipated Wynn Palace in Macau. This is despite the fact the industry itself is in a slowdown facing slumping revenues, increased costs and rising competition – not only from other casinos, but from online gaming ventures. Time will tell how successful Wynn’s risk of…

The Science and the Art of Data-driven Processes

  The business decision-making process starts with raw data, which is then analyzed and interpreted as it turns into information. This, in turn, drives effective business outcomes as the information leads to insight and knowledge. Think of the data pipeline process as the central nervous system for decision-making, supported by self-service data preparation technology. There are many full-time roles dedicated to data pipeline operations such as the business analyst, data engineer, and business intelligence specialist,…