Analytics Blog

Monkey See, Monkey Can’t Do: Why Traditional BI & Analytics Tools are unable to fulfill the promise of Big Data in Healthcare

The healthcare and life science industries have been devoted users of traditional statistical analysis tools and business intelligence reporting systems for decades, and causal analysis in tightly controlled studies has been de rigueur in the increasingly strict legal and regulatory constructs that have emerged over 70 plus years dating back to the 1938 Food Drug… Read more »



Vendor Showroom

Vendors were out in full force and we saw the usual suspects Cloudera, the newly minted Pivotal, Platfora, Microsoft, Intel, and Tableau giving away t-shirts, pens, and literature on how to get started with Hadoop. You can find the full list of exhibitors here. Over at Alpine, we had quite a few people asking us poignant… Read more »


Ignite Talks

Late Monday evening we were treated to a series of lightning talks meant to inspire.  Fittingly, these are called “Ignite.”  Ignite is a well known Strata event where speakers have 5 minutes to enlighten the audience on a topic they are passionate about. Speakers have to be quick as the slides auto-advance every 15 seconds…. Read more »


Startup Showcase

On Monday, we had a full day of events starting with the Cloudera Partner Summit, followed by press interviews and then the Opening Reception in the Sponsor Pavillion. Alpine was selected as one of only twelve startups to participate in the Startup Showcase.  As a well known event that highlights innovation in the Big Data… Read more »