I received a call from an old client who stated his analytics team had a recent string of failures alarming the firm and costing money. He asked me to review and audit the teams work and analytical processes in attempt to understand and remedy the failures. The data crunching technology was…Continue
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Selecting the right Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platform for a unique organization is challenging. Each organization - both in the public and private sectors - has a legacy IT ecosystem as well as unique competencies, skills, knowledge / business processes and people. As a result, the…Continue
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Ray Wang's HBR piece "What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like" asserts three basic information…Continue
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Recent surveys suggest the number one investment area for both private and public organizations is the design and building of a modern data warehouse (DW) / business intelligence (BI) / data analytics architecture that provides…Continue
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Transforming into a data-driven organization - turning information into actionable insights is a three (3 ) part strategy:
• Technology – build a modern BI/DW architecture & analytics ecosystem with…
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The emerging "Data Stack" or "Data Layer" is in full transition and can be viewed and defined many different ways. The ability to capture, analyze and learn from data generated at unprecedented scale, combined with…Continue
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The goal of Data Analytics (big and small) is to get actionable insights resulting in smarter decisions and better business outcomes. How you architect business technologies and design data analytics processes to get valuable, actionable insights varies.
It is critical to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence…
Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
The goal is to design and build a data warehouse / business intelligence (BI) architecture that provides a flexible, multi-faceted analytical ecosystem for each unique organization.
A traditional BI architecture has analytical processing first pass through a data warehouse.
In the new, modern BI architecture, data reaches users…Continue
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Optimization answers the question: How do we do things better? What is the…Continue
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The Hadoop stack includes more than a dozen components, or subprojects, that are complex to deploy and manage. Installation, configuration and production deployment at scale is challenging.
The main components…Continue
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