data provisioning

Why Proper Data Provisioning is the Analytics Tipping Point

In today’s business climate, every organization is looking for data-driven insights to maintain a competitive advantage. And that puts increasing pressure on business analysts to find and refine data with limited resources and under tight deadlines. Enterprises miss too many opportunities to out-think their rivals because it takes much too long for business analysts to […]

Lavastorm and Data Discovery Capabilities Discussed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytic Platforms

Last week Gartner issued its widely read Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytic platforms.  It’s a comprehensive report evaluating platforms on 17 capabilities in the areas of Information Delivery, Analysis, and Integration. Capabilities of interest included: reporting, dashboards, ad hoc report/query, interactive visualizations, business user data mashup and modeling, and support for big data sources.  […]

How Is Analytics Changing in 2014?

Last year we surveyed 600 people about trends in the analytics industry and found that organizations were increasing their investment in analytic skills and tools to address data challenges that still exist.  How far have we progressed over the past year?  Well, it’s time to find out because it’s time again for Lavastorm’s annual Analytic […]

What’s New With Big Data and Analytics in December – Get Out Your Crystal Ball

by Sean Creamer, licensed under Creative Commons In December, naturally everyone was talking about the New Year and what they think lies ahead in 2014.  After scouring the Web for research on big data and analytics we uncovered a series of articles, each of which takes a slightly different perspective on what the future holds., […]

Analytical Skills, Tools, & Attitudes 2013 – A survey on the analytical skills needed now and in the future

Recently Lavastorm Analytics published “Analytical Skills, Tools, & Attitudes 2013 – Analytical Skills Needed Now and in the Future”.  In this research project, Lavastorm Analytics surveyed 425 professionals in the analytics world to gain a shine light on the key people driving further adoption of big data and analytics in general.  Specifically the survey was […]