How to Become An Analytics Superhero?

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Who wouldn’t want to be a superhero? I know I do. Having grown up watching Spider-Man cartoons and reading superhero comic books I would love to have superhuman speed, super strength and super intelligence, and be famous for such capabilities. Nevertheless, the reality is that I can never get these superheroes’ abilities (even if I am able to find a radioactive spider and get it to bite me).

What you and I can do is help our companies apply analytics to power better, faster business decisions for our organizations.  This will help in making us the Super Hero of our companies!

Why? Because analytics driven organizations outperform industry peers by 2.2x[1]. Another study by Bain & Company, which I have highlighted in my previous blog as well, has found that companies with the best analytic capabilities outperform the competition in financial performance and in making effective business decisions[2].

So how can you help deliver agile, simple and powerful analytics to your organization?

Leveraging analytics on the cloud could be one of the ways of doing that.

A study by the Aberdeen group has found that best in class organizations (which use cloud-based analytics at a 48% higher rate than their industry averages) show 4 times faster BI deployment times and have 50% more users actively engaged with analytics.[3]


IBM dashDB is a secure, powerful, agile data warehousing solution on the cloud. dashDB can help you start new data warehousing self-service capabilities easily and requires no specialized IT skills to initiate. It is powered by high performance in-memory and in-database technology that delivers fast answers. Being on the cloud makes it easy to access and lets business users freely explore information and analyze key facts without involving the IT department to setup data warehouse infrastructure.

Anyone can be an analytics superhero

So anyone can be an analytics superhero with dashDB. Look at this infographic to see for yourself:

About Rahul Agarwal

Rahul Agarwal is a member of the worldwide product marketing team at IBM that focuses on data warehouse and database technology. Rahul has held a variety of business management, product marketing, and other roles in other companies including HCL Technologies and HP before joining IBM.  Rahul studied at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and holds a bachelor of engineering (electronics) degree from the University of Pune, India. Rahul’s Twitter handle :  @rahulag80

[1] “The New Intelligent Enterprise”, a joint study by MIT Sloan Management Review and IBM Institute of Business Value analytics research partnership. Copyright Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2011.





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