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Five Steps to Successfully Manage Multiple Data Platforms

April 13, 2016 by Kevin Petrie

We data folks live in exciting times.As we saw at the Strata + Hadoop show in San Jose, open source developers continue to deliver new ways to analyze high volumes of fast-moving data.One of the hottest, Apache Kafka, can feed data from thousands of applications to emerging platforms like HBase and Cassandra. Enterprises can use Kafka...[read more]

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How Big Data Is Changing The Customer Service Industry

April 12, 2016 by Jared Jaureguy

What Is Big Data? (Just a quick refresher)Companies are driven by data, which is the only way that large companies with hundreds of thousands or millions of customers can keep up with the customer they have. A company that has a few hundred customers may be able to remember their customers offhand, but bigger companies that have millions...[read more]

Big Data: Coming to a Little Screen Near You

April 12, 2016 by Faizan Raza

Pop the popcorn and fire up your favorite movie and TV show streaming service. While this might sound like the start of an average evening after work, you're not alone. No, I don't mean we’re being visited from another dimension. I mean the service you're using to stream your favorite show is monitoring what you're doing.What shows are...[read more]

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4 Ways to Close the Communication Gap and Get Your Data Seen

April 11, 2016 by John Kelly

Data experts and executive management teams know that for businesses to stay competitive and dynamic, data must be not only well understood, but also effectively applied. One of the major challenges for anyone working with data is not only to enlighten others about the story it tells, but also to effectively persuade executive leadership to turn those insights into actions. Smart leaders see that the data revolution is also a management revolution. To ensure they get the most out of their data, you (as a data scientist) need to be able to recognize and respond to typical roadblocks. Knowing what to do if you encounter this issue can help smooth disconnects between management and data experts and ensure a bright future for the business's bottom line.[read more]

The Panama Papers- It’s all about the data!

April 8, 2016 by Jagadish Thaker

The Panama Papers has set an excellent example for the world about the importance of data science when it comes to analyzing big data. This leak makes us realize that appropriate approaches are needed to handle the challenges of data management for the present and the future.[read more]

The Data Quality Tipping Point

April 8, 2016 by Martin Doyle

Whatever your business sector, data is your most valuable asset. Along with the machinery and stock you hold, data and insights hold the key to profit and growth. But it has the unique ability to unite every department, and every function. It can reveal problems in processes, drive productivity among your staff and ensure everyone is ‘singing from the same hymn sheet..[read more]

The Standard Method of Performing Transposition

April 7, 2016 by Jim King

Sometimes the source data needs to be transposed before displaying it in the report. But cross table can only handle the most basic transposition. Most of the scenarios need to be dealt with using SQL, report script or Java script. Each way has its own trick with high degree of difficulty.  esProc supports dynamic scripting, order-...[read more]

Dealing with Disruptive Data: Advancing BI Connectors and Integrating SQL and NoSQL Databases

April 7, 2016 by Sumit Sarkar

Don’t count on databases to have uniform data models. Far from it, you’ll find different databases storing data in a plethora of shapes and sizes. This leads to a number of challenges when it comes time for business intelligence (BI) professionals to pull useful data from non-uniform database structures. The developers building applications versus those building intelligence have vastly different preferences in how to access data.[read more]

Does the Future Lie with Embedded BI?

April 6, 2016 by Eran Levy

As of today, March 2016, it seems that Business Intelligence software has become a nearly consensual part of any data-driven organization. Today companies large and small are realizing, more than ever, that “data is power”, and that harnessing this power requires the right tools for the job.[read more]

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Five Key Benefits of Retiring Legacy Applications to the Data Lake

April 6, 2016 by Sean Martin

With its promise to transform data management and analytics by providing access to all data across the enterprise, the data lake is quickly becoming more than just an industry buzzword.[read more]

Disaster Recovery Solutions in Cloud Infrastructure

April 5, 2016 by Kelvin Smith

What strikes your mind first when you hear about disaster recovery? One can say recovery or continuation of systems and proper functioning of systems after occurrence of any disaster. If we talk about disaster recovery in the world of cloud computing, the term Disaster Recovery is quite new. But are you aware of top cloud disaster recovery concerns?[read more]

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Using Big Data in the Online Lending Process

April 5, 2016 by Konstantin Rabin

Online lenders revolutionized the way of applying for and getting a loan. All these tedious KYC procedures and scoring got much simpler and enabled people to quickly receive needed money. But online lenders are mostly willing to give customers only small loans since they are less risky and don’t require thorough financial verification of a given client.[read more]

The Internet of Things and Applied Digital Strategy

April 4, 2016 by James MacLennan

When I speak publicly (and internally) about the Internet of Things (IOT), I prefer the term Smart, Connected Products. Yes, I know – sounds like a buzzphrase. But the words are used with intent, to shift thinking away from the tactical aspects of IOT, and focus on a strategic view of this important digital component.[read more]

Big Data Analysis for Health and Safety in the Workplace

April 4, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Big data promises to transform Australian workplaces in novel, revitalizing ways. It offers hope to employees who sustain serious, life-altering injuries on-the-job.[read more]

Mastering Marketing Mayhem in a Meaningful, Meticulous Manner

April 1, 2016 by Mark Smith

I hope this title captures your attention; I’m trying to make a point about the chaos going on in managing and operating marketing. What marketing needs in 2016 is to manage and optimize its efforts in a more unified manner. This perspective kicks off a new series on the challenges for marketing to automate or execute tasks and manage...[read more]