BI and data analytics is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with IT leaders making it far-and-away the highest priority in enterprise settings over the last five years. There’s a seemingly endless torrent of new research, white papers, and analyst reports for data professionals. That entails a lot of reading, and keeping up with the deluge of content is no easy task, nor is figuring out which sources to read, and which to skip past.
With that in mind, Solutions Review has compiled this collection of the top independent blogs, researchers, and news sites we’re reading to keep tabs on the marketplace. These outlets cover a wide range of topics, from opinion to best practices, and include some of the top minds in the field.
For an even longer list of resources, check out our BI and data analytics resource library, which features our collection of vendor-agnostic content, and is updated on a regular basis.
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BI Corner is a resource for business intelligence, analytics, and data science professionals. The site features a combination of original and curated content to deliver an independent view of the marketplace. BI Corner offers a weekly newsletter, and we speak from experience when we say that BI Corner distributes new content at a fever pitch. Its editors are also constantly sharing new articles via its social channels.
Data Science Central is perhaps the best independent BI and data blog on the web. Designed for big data practitioners, the site provides a community experience that includes an expansive editorial platform, social interaction, forum-based technical support, and the latest in technology, tools, and trends, along with a classifieds section for industry job opportunities. Data Science Central also offers webinars and a unique membership package that provides access to everything on the site for free. Some of the top minds in the field currently write content for DSC.
Database Trends and Applications is a journal covering data and information management, big data, and data science. DBTA’s website offers readers white papers, webinars, and other related learning modules. The outlet offers a wide variety of newsletters on various topics, and co-sponsors the annual Data Summit conference. DBTA is well-known for its DBTA 100 report, a list of the 100 companies that matter most in data.
Dataconomy is an internationally recognized press organization that features a collection of events, tech trends, research papers, and a career listing directory. It also provides expert opinion from thought leaders in the world of data-driven technology. Dataconomy employs a global network of industry-renowned contributors and local communities across the European continent. With a focus on enterprise giants and disruptive startups alike, Dataconomy is an excellent resource for a sizable swath of IT professionals.
Datanami is a news portal dedicated to providing insights and analysis surrounding emerging trends and solutions in the big data marketplace. The outlet covers all of the cutting-edge technologies currently disrupting the space, including networking, storage and applications, and how they’re impacting business, industry, government, and research. The site is set up via drop-down navigation bars for features, sectors, applications, technologies, and vendors. Datanami also offers a cross-section of whitepapers from many sources, as well as their own events directory.
Information Management provides IT leaders with insights and analysis about business intelligence, analytics and data management, including big data, business process management, cloud computing, master data management, and governance. Readers can peruse the outlet’s integrated media network of online, digital, mobile and live events, including the annual MDM & Data Governance Summit. Information Management is the perfect spot for information systems managers, database administrators, computer programmers, and computer system analysts.
InformationWeek offers independent insights and advice to help IT leaders select the best possible strategies and tools to deliver value to their organization. The outlet provides readers with content from leading journalists, subject matter experts, and their peers. InformationWeek partners with UBM’s flagship independent IT event, Interop ITX – aligning content, speakers, and expert editorial. InformationWeek’s site is broken off into 6 technology areas: IT leadership, security, cloud, devops, data management, and infrastructure.
KDnuggets is one of the major information sources on business analytics, big data, data mining, data science, and machine learning. The site is edited by Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, a co-founder of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conferences. According to its about page, KDnuggets reaches more than 400,000 unique visitors and has more than 190,000 subscribers. They also offer tutorials, certificates, webinars, courses, education, and curated news and top stories sections.
The Innovation Enterprise is a business media company that specializes in Enterprise innovation. The outlet distributes its cross-industry knowledge via webinars, articles, white papers, on-demand video content, and live summits, many of which we include in our online conference directory. The Innovation Enterprise operates in 6 key channels – big data, analytics, strategy, innovation, digital, and finance and operations, connecting leaders across the business spectrum.
Short for Transforming Data with Intelligence, TDWI provides readers with a portfolio of business and technical education, research, and best practices on all things data. TDWI also offers an ever-growing library of online courses created by industry-leading experts, onsite education, certifications, and research tools to help organizations accelerate analytics and data management programs. TDWI even hosts its own conferences, summits, and seminars all over the world.
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