Technology Free PDF: Analytics: Turning data science into business strategy
Oracle brings Autonomous Data Warehouse to the rest of us
With the new release, Oracle is expanding the appeal of the autonomous data warehouse to add end-to-end self-service experiences geared for business users.Oracle's move is very much in line with some of its rivals, such as Microsoft with Azure Synapse Analytics, and SAP with Data Warehouse Cloud, that have also broadened their cloud data warehouses to end-to-end services. But it is starkly differentiated from others like AWS, Snowflake, and Google, that are taking more portfolio-oriented or best-of-breed partner strategies.
Successful companies know how to turn data into actionable business insights. Modern data analytics, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, visualization and cloud technology, provides companies with even more tools to accelerate their digital transformations.
How exactly are companies using these data analytics tools to make better business decisions? ZDNet and TechRepublic published a PDF ebook:, which explores this question.
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ZDNet contributor Andrew Brust provides a roundup of 2021 predictions, broken down into topics that garnered the most conjecture in his article "Data-driven 2021: Predictions for a new year in data, analytics and AI."
According to a recent TechRepublic Premium poll, 79% of respondents use BI or data analytics tools. Find out more in the infographic "Research: Executive management recognizes the business value of analytics" by TechRepublic's Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman.
2021 tech events, summits, and conferences to add to your calendar
The 2021 conference season is going to be a strange one, with many events still TBA or online only due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.Many events have yet to announce dates, and with good reason: The coronavirus pandemic is leaving 2021 shrouded in uncertainty and announcing dates now could result in another bad investment.
TechRepublic's R. Dallon Adams details "The 5 best data visualization tools for every business, TechRepublic's Veronica Combs describes "Everything you need to know to land a job in data science," and TechRepublic contributor Mary Shacklett explains the "Five ways to use data to make better business decisions."
Also in this ebook, TechRepublic contributor N.F. Medoza discusses how the pandemic has influenced research and analysis in the article, "Gartner: Top 10 data and analytics technology trends for 2021."
ZDNet contributor, Vala Afshar reports in "Chief customer officers define four strategies to connect with customers in the next normal" how research demonstrates that in order for businesses to connect with their customers, they must focus on outcomes, a new set of customer health metrics, improved service agility and opportunities to co-create value.
Octopai announces new layered data lineage platform
Octopai's Data Lineage XD provides valuable cross-system, inner-system and end-to-end data column lineage, on an automated basis. Its connectors can detect detailed data flow/transformation details from database scripts and stored procedures, ETL packages, BI models and reports.Executives from Octopai briefed ZDNet on Data Lineage XD and demoed facets of the platform. They explained that cross-system lineage maps the flow of data across systems, from initial ingest and extract, transform and load (ETL) through to reporting and analytics. It provides color-coded network diagrams that illustrate flows and dependencies, in the form of interactive visualizations.
In his article "Levi's Katia Walsh on AI: You can do a lot with 168 years of data," ZDNet's Larry Dignan interviews Dr. Katia Walsh, Chief Strategy and AI Officer at Levi's, and discusses how the company is looking to combine fashion, data science and the creative process to improve everything from the customer experience and demand to supply chain and design.
What do you get when you juxtapose two of the hottest domains today -- AI and healthcare? A peek into the future, potentially, writes ZDNet contributor George Anadiotis in his feature "Data, analytics, machine learning, and AI in healthcare in 2021."
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Samsung's A Series, the perfect phones for pandemic times, get the spotlight at Unpacked .
The company's mainstream smartphone lineup has become popular with consumers around the globe.On Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT, Samsung is scheduled to hold its second virtual Unpacked event of 2021. Samsung called Wednesday's event "Galaxy Awesome Unpacked" and said it'll explain how it's "bringing Awesome to everyone." (Yes, capital "A" Awesome). Its first Unpacked, in mid-January, marked the introduction of Samsung's flagship phones for the year, the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra. All came with 5G, and the devices started at $800, which is $200 less than their predecessors.