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)
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
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)
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, 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)
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)