Dear Research Survey Participant:

Speed to insight is a competitive advantage. In business intelligence (BI), online analytical processing (OLAP), analytics, and data integration and management, speed has been an important objective in the development of technologies and services. Innovations include self-service BI, visualization and analytics, offering greater ease of use; data virtualization; smarter data catalogs and metadata repository development; extract, transformation and loading (ETL), extract, loading, and transformation (ELT), data pipelines, and data preparation; and data integration and management. Another key innovation is data streaming and real-time analytics. The streaming data today often is from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and machines.

This TDWI Best Practices Report will focus on how organizations can gain faster insights from faster data. This research survey asks a series of questions about various challenges, objectives, and technology usage that are relevant to gaining faster insight from faster data. We will look at organizational and process issues, such as adoption of DataOps and other methodologies as well as technology choices. Thank you in advance for your participation, and we look forward to your responses!

PURPOSE -- This 15-minute survey asks for your expertise and opinions. The results of this survey will be analyzed and will appear with other contextual content in an upcoming TDWI Best Practices Report.

INCENTIVE -- In appreciation of your completion of this survey, TDWI will send you a link for downloading the final report when it is published in late December, 2019. Plus, if you complete the survey, we will enter your name in a drawing to win your choice of either a 3-day pass to an upcoming TDWI event or one of three $200 Amazon gift cards! To enter, please be sure to you give us your email address at the end of the survey.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE SURVEY? – We invite a range of individuals to participate in this research. The survey is geared to professionals in business who use BI and lead analytics projects; chief data officers, chief analytics officers, data scientists, business analysts, and data analysts; and CIOs, BI/DW managers, and IT personnel responsible for BI, analytics, and data warehouses, data integration, data lakes, and related systems. Consultants should answer questions with their most recent client in mind.

DIRECTIONS – The survey opens with five demographic questions about you. Then, there are research survey questions (6-31), many of them brief, followed by three closing contact information questions. Please finish each page of the survey by pressing “Next” and then “Done” at the end of the survey to ensure that your answers are properly recorded. By enabling cookies for your browser, you can leave the survey and return to finish it later. TDWI will keep the survey live until early October, 2019.

Please let me know if you have any difficulties in taking this research survey. Once again, thank you for your important participation!


David Stodder
Senior Director, TDWI Research, Business Intelligence