DATAVERSITY brought us the news of some new white papers being released. One of those is titled “Overcoming the Reality Gap of Big Data.” For those facing the challenges of storage and access for big data, data warehousing as a service brings scalability and flexibility to deliver data to all users and systems that need to analyze it. The ability to access and analyze data is critical for competing in new and old industries alike.

Another white paper released is titled, “Integrated Analytics: Platforms and Principles for Centralizing Your Data.” The investment in analytical tools offers great returns. Data centralization merges different data streams into a common source through unified variables. This process can provide context to overly-broad metrics and enable cross-platform analytics to guide better business decisions. The paper offers direction on data centralization enabling better analytics and how to find the right business intelligence tool.

Melody K. Smith

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