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Contributor: Steve Swoyer

Stephen Swoyer is a technology writer with more than 16 years of experience. His writing has focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics for almost a decade. He’s particularly intrigued by the thorny people and process problems most BI and DW vendors almost never want to acknowledge, let alone talk about.


All articles by Steve Swoyer

Google's New Dataproc Service Facilitates Big Data Management

Google officially unveiled its long-incubating Google Cloud Dataproc, a PaaS offering the company says takes most of the responsibility -- and a big share of the cost -- of deploying and managing Hadoop and Spark clusters out of the equation.

Empowering Analysts with Self-Service Tools: Alteryx Breaks the Mold

There's no shortage of players that market self-service data prep tools. Only Alteryx is also in the "Visionaries" quadrant of Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms."

In Praise of Elasticity

Get ready for the elastic data warehouse -- which is what, exactly?

The Logic of Disintermediation and the End of ETL as We’ve Known It

Big data platforms such as Hadoop, Cassandra, and Spark are usurping the central role of the ETL engine that is at the heart of data integration.

Coming Soon to a Smartwatch Near You: Wearable BI

The smartwatch has arrived -- and how! Is it too soon to talk about optimizing dashboards for the "wearable experience?"

Propagandizing for Analytics Success

If an advanced analytics project is going to succeed you gave to market it -- hard.

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