8 Benefits of a Cloud Data Warehouse

Data-driven decisions are everywhere. Today, customers do not choose a fancy restaurant, a beach read, or an insurance provider without doing their research. With reviews, star-ratings, and social media, it is easy for customers to make a decision they feel good about. Businesses are relying on data, …

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Microservices vs SOA: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the best way to develop and deploy applications is an important consideration for any data-driven organization today. Options such as service oriented architecture (SOA) and microservices offer valuable flexibility for building and running applications that traditional monolithic approaches don’t. However, it can be difficult to understand …

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What is Data Fabric?

In recent months, the term “data fabric” has joined the lexicon of data management and analytics buzzwords.  In fact, Gartner recently identified “data fabric” as one of the “Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019.”  As with any hot new tech term, you might be …

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Big Data for Supply Chain Management

Inefficiencies in a supply chain are expensive; in the UK alone, it’s reported to incur an annual cost of $2 billion. Supply chain managers aim to increase productivity, cost savings, and speed to market but struggle against a complex ecosystem, driven by multiple participants (manufacturers, retailers, vendors, …

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Put Data at the Heart of Your Business

The need to become more data-driven is increasingly important to today’s business. Becoming a data-driven enterprise begins when data is at the heart of decision-making, but the data must be clean, accurate, and trusted in order to provide any value.   Companies have invested time and resources into …

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Get Value Out of Your Data With a 360° Data Hub

Data is the lifeblood of digital transformation, but it is much more valuable when it is trusted and actionable. There are numerous business benefits from gathering trusted data in real time, such as: personalizing offers and recommendations, increasing compliance in a holistic way, and improving product development and innovation.   To deliver truly valuable data that achieves …

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How to Move Data to a Cloud Data Warehouse

As the surge of data continues, enterprises are looking for the most efficient way to handle this data. As a result, many organizations are making the move to cloud data warehouses (CDWs). On the surface, transitioning to a CDW seems like a no-brainer: virtually unlimited capacity and …

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Big Data in Media and Telco: 6 Applications and Use Cases

With the constantly-evolving way consumers interact and react to content, media, entertainment, and telco companies have faced increased pressure to change their business models. Big data is helping guide this new strategy. By leveraging big data analytics throughout the media, entertainment, and telco, companies are experiencing numerous …

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Data Engineering: A Guide to the Who, What, and How

In the modern world, it is tough to think of any industry that has not been revolutionized by data science. Although many may not understand the intricacies of the data science discipline, they have enough exposure to know that data science is a growing field. People open …

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The Truth About the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)

Making enterprise-wide decisions is frustrating when an organization is operating in a silo. There is only so much impact a company can have without a holistic view of the entire organization’s operations. To keep up with ever-demanding customers and changing industry trends, companies must be able to …

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Big Data and Agriculture: A Complete Guide

Agriculture has conventionally been treated as an intuitive space with wisdom passed down from one generation to another. But today’s problems — like the changing climate and depletion of viable farmland — are more complex and urgent in nature.  The United Nations estimates that the global population …

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Data Science vs. Business Intelligence

Data is the new – oil, currency, bacon, gold, water, soil. These are all options Google autocomplete listed as predicted search phrases. It’s clear that data is highly valued, and rightfully so. Organizations are using data to do amazing things; the key term being “using,” rather than …

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16 Data Mining Techniques: The Complete List

Organizations have access to more data now than they have ever had before. However, making sense of the huge volumes of structured and unstructured data to implement organization-wide improvements can be extremely challenging because of the sheer amount of information. If not properly addressed, this challenge can …

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How Big Data is Changing Healthcare

Thousands of hospitals, private practices, universities, and pharmaceutical labs are constantly working to improve patients’ lives and identify innovative healthcare opportunities…and it’s all resulting in petabytes of data. Data from patient studies, data from health records, even data from medical devices — all collected, analyzed, and used …

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How Does Big Data Work for HR Analytics?

Big data has emerged as the gamechanger in every industry and organizational department, especially the human resources (HR) industry. Leveraging big data with HR data analytics can help inform and improve almost every area of HR, including recruitment, training, development, performance, and compensation. By using big data, …

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Apache Sqoop: A Complete Guide

Maximizing the value of large amounts of unstructured data available today requires timely integrations with structured data in relational settings. Setting up manual integrations between RDBMS options like MySQL and contemporary data stores like Hadoop is time-consuming, costly, and inefficient for modern workflows. However, organizations can largely …

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What is SAP?

Even the smallest organizations are complex entities with many moving parts to manage — a factor that could degrade the overall performance of a business when the parts are not interacting efficiently. Without a centralized solution, information flows less freely between different components of an enterprise, and …

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What is Data Analytics?

More businesses are increasing revenue by delivering value to customers faster, and cutting costs by optimizing operations. How do they do it? They’re sharpening their competitive edge with data analytics. Data analytics defined. Data analytics is the process of gleaning insights from data that is extracted, transformed, …

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MySQL to SAP – Data Migration Made Simple

When it comes to collecting and storing data from mobile devices and web applications, MySQL is the platform of choice for many businesses. To make the most of that data, many companies choose to integrate their SAP database with SAP. Migrating data from mySQL to SAP doesn’t …

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Build a Solid Data Strategy: What You Need To Know

The cloud has introduced new and exciting possibilities for enterprise data. It’s provided an opportunity to break free from the silos, restrictions, and vendor lock-in associated with on-premise solutions. Moving to the cloud also provides more freedom and opportunity to build a solid data strategy designed to …

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Predictive Analytics 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Picture this: You are about to present the most recent data analysis project to company executives. Your dataset has the potential to influence new marketing campaigns, develop RFP material, and spur new sales. It is sitting on the cloud for easy access and interpretation. You even have …

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What is a Data Pipeline?

When you hear the term “data pipeline” you might envision it quite literally as a pipe with data flowing inside of it, and at a basic level, that’s what it is. Data integration is a must for modern businesses to improve strategic decision making and to increase …

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