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Contributor: James Powell


James E. Powell is the editorial director of Upside.com and for the TDWI Business Intelligence Journal and the TDWI BI This Week newsletter.

  


All articles by James Powell


CEO Perspective: Future Trends in PostgreSQL Performance

Upside spoke recently with Swarm64 CEO Thomas Richter about how organizations can take advantage of performance improvements for open source database management system PostgreSQL.

Sorting Out AI Job Titles, Skills, and Career Paths

Looking for a job in artificial intelligence? AI job titles vary wildly, which complicates job searches. Dr. Feiyu Xu, global head of artificial intelligence for SAP Cloud Platform, helps decode AI job titles and explains what skills each position needs.

Executive Perspective: Directions in Analytics

From digital twins and contextual AI to graph databases and analytics democratization, many analytics changes are ahead. Todd Blaschka, chief operating officer at TigerGraph, sorts out which trends are worth watching.

Executive Perspective: DataOps in Volatile Times

Chris Bergh describes himself as "CEO and Head Chef" of DataKitchen, a company that enables analytics teams to iterate and innovate with their DataOps platform. He shares his enthusiasm for DataOps in this interview, explaining what makes it so popular and what's driving its adoption, as well as how to get the most from AI.

Executive Q & A: Bursting Data to the Cloud

With so much data to store and analyze, no wonder hybrid cloud solutions are gaining favor. Haoyuan (H.Y.) Li, the founder and CEO of Alluxio, offers his perspective and best practices.

CEO Perspective: Future Trends in BI and Analytics

What are the big trends enterprises face in BI and analytics? Satyen Sangani, CEO and cofounder of enterprise data catalog vendor Alation, explains why he thinks machine learning, data literacy, data governance, and data catalogs are so important right now.

Executive Perspective: Text, Voice, and Facial Recognition

Natural language processing is helping enterprises analyze their data, but its complexities extend beyond understanding inputs and outputs. Behavioral Signals’ CEO, Rana Gujral, explains NLP’s strengths and weaknesses and compares text, voice, and facial recognition technologies.

Benefits and Best Practices for Data Virtualization in the Real World

Ralph Aloe, director of enterprise information management at Prudential Financial, Inc., explains how his enterprise put data virtualization to use, including how the technology fits in with their data fabric, benefits they enjoyed, and lessons they learned.

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