data virtualization

January 11, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Announcing Data Virtualization Release; Increased Support for Cloud, SaaS and Social Media Data Sources

Cisco continues to make significant investments in our Data and Analytics offerings, including our industry-leading Data Virtualization software. The latest release of the Cisco Information Server, version 7.0.3, reflects the healthy collaboration that we have with our valued customers, and our talented engineering team. Two forces driving the evolution of data management for analytics are […]

December 17, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Drowning in Data: Data Preparation to the Rescue

Everyone knows that data is important. Modern enterprises compete with data and win with the agility and insight it provides. Thus the “Big Data Era” as metaphorically captured by terms such at Data Lakes, Data Reservoirs, Data Swamps, Data Streams and myriad others that attempt to describe the pools of liquid gold that this valuable […]

December 16, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Trends for Data & Analytics

One of my favorite things to do is to talk to Cisco customers, partners and industry analysts about common trends they are seeing in their business and the overall market. We look at trends similarly to why we conduct analytics, not only to see what is happening now but to also help predict what will […]

December 10, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

The Data and Analytics Year in Review

What an exciting year for data and analytics! As I think back on our 2015 accomplishments and also think about some of the predictions that were made for the year, I’m confident that Cisco data and analytics is right on track for doing big things in the future. Here are some of the 2015 major […]

November 30, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Data Preparation Plus Data Governance Equals Better Analysis

Widespread adoption of self-service visualization and analysis tools like Tableau, Qlik and Spotfire, along with the acceleration of big data adoption, are driving increased demand for data preparation. This new data preparation trend is so pervasive that at Gartner’s BI and Analytics Summits, Gartner provides a dedicated data preparation session entitled “The Next Big Market […]

November 16, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Digital Transformation, Analytics, Big Data, Data Virtualization and More at the 2015 Data and Analytics Conference

The inaugural Data and Analytics Conference last month was, in my opinion, the best conference of the year. The brightest minds in the industry gathered for two days in Chicago to discuss the latest trends and new solutions for big data, the Internet of Things, cloud, analytics, digital transformation and data virtualization. Customers Featured With […]

October 20, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Self-service Data Preparation Made Better with Data Virtualization

Self-service data preparation was a hot topic at the Strata + Hadoop Conference in New York City last month. In the video I recorded there I discussed Cisco’s new offering in this market place, Cisco Data Preparation. And in his recent blog, Unleash Your Business Analysts Cisco Data Preparation, Kevin Ott did a great job laying […]

October 13, 2015

DATA CENTER

Swimming in Data and Analytics

    As I prepare to go to the Data and Analytics conference in Chicago next week, I just realized how much I have been swimming in big data and analytics lately. There has been so much going that I think It makes sense to that highlight some activities from last week, upcoming activities next week and […]

October 7, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Tame Your Data with these 5 Strategies

We all know that data is exploding and in more places than ever before. Without the right strategy in place, it can be a real monster. When tamed, data holds the key to great insights about an organization’s business that could help grow sales, improve the customer experience and save a lot of money. Unfortunately, […]