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The Holy Grail of Analytics is the Value between Data and Insight
After living and breathing the world of analytics and data for 20 years, I can let you in on a little secret of how successful customers achieve business value — It does not come from the tool, but from the data. It’s about the data. It always has been. Maybe the reason many organizations don’t start with the data is frankly, data is the hardest part. The data is distributed, on-premise, in the cloud, messy, unwieldy and never stops pouring in. […]
Did PostgreSQL fail to live up to Uber’s and Gitlab’s expectations? Not really!
PostgreSQL is trending once again but this time, for not so good reasons. There was a major downtime at Gitlab caused by a series of events and process failures. As you would read in the details, PostgreSQL was (and continues to be) Gitlab’s backend database. It was PostgreSQL database service which was unavailable for several hours, and whose recovery lead to data loss. This is second time in recent times when PostgreSQL has been in lime light for negative publicity. Earlier […]
Modern IT Challenges Require a Multi-model Data Platform
The data center has become a center of great complexity. Data has proliferated with more devices, greater volumes, and higher velocities. In trying to extract greater value (i.e. actionable intelligence) from data, many IT managers deployed a host of new solutions to manage, store, and analyze data. Specialized solutions, such as NoSQL data stores like MongoDB, Hadoop, and Cassandra, have become go-to databases because they can meet specific needs for some companies. But they also can be problematic and burdensome for […]
How BT Revolutionizes Cybercrime Prevention With Pentaho
The consensus among industry experts is that the 2016 shopping season in the run-up to Christmas will be another record-breaking period for cybersecurity breaches. For any sized company across all industries, cybercrime IS a problem that costs businesses billions of dollars each year. Additionally, governments are holding company executives accountable, with the potential to someday hold these individuals personally liable. Indeed, there is a lot at stake. Until recently, technology has struggled to stay one step ahead of the criminals, in […]
Achieving Polyglot Persistence through Data Integration in the Cloud
Polyglot persistence is based on the assumption that there is no single database technology that suits all data needs equally. Hence different types of data need to be handled and stored differently in order to provide the best possible performance while offering appropriate availability. This could mean that transient data, such as user sessions, could be stored in a key-value format, while the result of a user session, such as a purchase, could be stored in a relational format. The goal […]
How Big Data in personal fitness industry is gaining potential?
With consumers progressively adopting healthy living practices, several companies operating in the fitness centric business now see their customers base grow at rates never seen before. Hence, more and more data scientists and business executives are working in tandem to drive a vision. Correct usage of data science can increase the overall information processing power of health & fitness data while providing insights about our health habits, consumption, treatments and medication. Thus, the room for growth of data science in health […]