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Elad Israeli

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SiSense, a provider of Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI), recently released findings of a new salary survey providing insights into compensation trends and drivers for data professionals worldwide. With a shortage of data scientists looming, companies around the world are wondering how to best equip their teams to win with data. The Data Professional Survey results are based on responses from over 400 professionals spanning the North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia collected online in July 2012. Survey results are available for download here. SiSense’s survey finds that salaries for data professionals are on the rise across all geographies. The annual earnings of a data professional can range from an average of $55,000 USD for a data analyst to an average of $132,000 for VP Analytics. As many as 61% of the survey respondents reported hi... (more)

Business Intelligence? Yes Minister!

I recently watched an episode of the classic BBC series ‘Yes, Minister’. In this episode, the minister asked his assistant, Bernard, to inquire about a new hospital where there are supposedly no patients and a ridiculous amount of administrative staff. Bernard conducts some research and returns to the minister with his results. Here’s a short transcript: Bernard- You asked me to find out about an alleged empty hospital in north London. Minister- Oh, yes. Bernard- Well, in fact there are *only* 342 administrative staff in the new St. Edwards hospital. The other 170 are porters, clean... (more)

Microsoft’s BI Roadmap Says No to OLAP Cubes and MDX

So Microsoft PASS Summit 2010 was kicked off on November 10th, and the burning topic was where Microsoft’s Analysis Services product is headed in light of Microsoft’s new PowerPivot offering. Chris Webb, probably one of Analysis Service’s biggest fans and experts, said it best: “The last few days have been quite emotional for me. I’ve gone from being very angry, to just feeling sad, to being angry again; I’m grateful to the many members of the SSAS dev team who’ve let me rant and rave at them for hours on end and who have patiently explained their strategy – it’s certainly helpe... (more)

SiSense Unveils In-Chip Analytics in the Cloud

SiSense, the Big Data Analytics Company, has announced that it is introducing the first In-Chip Analytics solution in the Cloud.  The SiSense business analytics software, powered by Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), will be demonstrated today and tomorrow at the GigaOM Structure conference in San Francisco (booth #43). With SiSense Prism 10X, companies of all sizes are able to run Terabyte-range analytics workloads in the Cloud without having to worry about setting up complex clusters, acquiring or maintaining expensive hardware.  The solution provides enterprise-grade service, unm... (more)

BI and Analytics - with or without a Data Warehouse

As defined by Wikipedia, BI and analytics is a set of theories, methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes, while a data warehouse is a central repository of data which is created by integrating data from one or more disparate sources to serve as a single, clean and accurate business "truth." When implemented in conjunction with a data warehouse, BI is centralized under the IT department and therefore enjoys cleaner, more accurate data and the ability to serve as the organization'... (more)