Business Analytics

Information management, social networks and big data.

Teradata University

Teradata in conjunction with Teradata University brings a suite of educational software, case studies and sessions focused on a global network of businesses. The resources within this program are designed to support IT, big data, and analytics and offers a student certification program.  Please see the Masters of Science in Business Analytics department for details. 


SAS stores data and streamlines the data mining process to provide data modeling and perform statistical analysis to allow for better decision making and trend analysis. Note: all students entering the MS Business Analytics program will become SAS Certified.  Please see department for details. 


R is a statistics programming language used in data analysis and visualizaiton.  This is a free and open source programming language that you can download and use for free. 

This is a community site for R spondored by Revolution analytics.  Come here to get the latest codes, tools, and how to advice for R. This site also provides leads to data sources, which some are free. 

This R blog site maintained by Revolution analytics focuses more on news and industry uses with R.  The blog's topics are broken down by industry such as finance and life sciences as well as beginner tips and current events. 


Qlikview works in conjunction with date wharehouses, databases, and spreadsheets such as SAP, Oracle, and Excel. It stores data in memory and is processed on servers.  The Qlikview engine allows its users to analyze data and create business intelligent apps for displaying and sharing business intelligence. Qlikview offers a free download of their Personal edition. 


Tableau is a business intelligence software that works with data sources and databases. Tableau has a drag and drop interface where you can drag data into the mainframe and the software will configure it into graphs, charts and tables that you can then manipulate and share.

Available on Business Library computers. Students can also download a copy of Tableau for free. Visit Tableau for Students for more information. 


Cognos is an IBM product used in business analytics.  It provides a data access strategy for modeling data and designing/authoring reports.

R Is Hot

An Executive White Paper on R by David Smith via Refolution Analytics 

Big Data in Big Companies

From the SAS institute Big Data in Big Companies by Thomas H. Davenport and Jill Dyche

Business Library Workshops

Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.

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