Cloud data replication is good for backups, but what else might you do with it? For forward-looking users, data replication in the cloud is also a lever for better information, increased autonomy, enhanced productivity, and bigger business opportunities down the line. By conserving an untouched valid reference copy of data, users are free to process or change the other replicated instances, according to their individual…Continue
Added by Sergei Kharchenko on November 16, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
As a business owner or C-Suite executive, you have access to an endless collection of data, statistics, and numbers. If you really want to uncover the truth behind a particular action, outcome, or problem, you can find metrics that’ll shed light on the issue at hand. When it comes to marketing in particular, digital marketing analytics play a significant role in a business’ ability to maximize returns, and increase customer engagement.
Value of Digital…Continue
Added by Larry Alton on November 11, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
There's nothing more frustrating than having your point of view ignored in professional discussions. You've put a lot of time into analyzing the situation, and have important insights to add, but nobody is listening! It's particularly frustrating when it's about the project you're working on, since it's so annoying to implement a design that you don't…Continue
Greta Roberts, CEO
Talent Analytics, Corp.
Human Resources Feels Pressure to Begin Using Predictive Analytics
Today’s business executives are increasingly applying pressure to their Human Resources departments to “use predictive analytics”. This pressure isn’t unique to Human Resources as these same business leaders are similarly pressuring Sales, Customer Service,…
Added by Mike Kennedy on October 29, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
All businesses are at the mercy of data quality challenges. From the moment you capture your first lead, you’ll be fighting a battle against data decay. The bigger the database gets, the more problems the business can encounter, and it isn’t easy to single out a…
Why aren’t models and insights generated by many Data Science projects an instant hit with companies looking for data driven growth? They miss the Business Translator, an important role that nobody is currently recruiting for. Read on to learn about my proposal on how to make Data Science projects stick at your company and build an enduring business…Continue
Added by MARIUS MARCU on September 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
In this time and age of information overload it’s important for businesses to remain abreast of market dynamics, understand consumer behavior, and take decisions accordingly. More information is available about user behavior than ever before, and businesses haven’t had an equally great opportunity to take informed decisions based on hard-core data. This is why the enormous amount of data available makes data analysis an indispensable tool for growing businesses.
Gone are the days when…Continue
Added by Kolabtree on September 1, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
Previously, we discussed the role of Amazon Redshift's sort keys and compared how both compound and interleaved keys work in theory. Throughout that post we used some dummy data and a set of Postgres queries in order to explore the…Continue
Added by sasha blumenfeld on August 28, 2015 at 7:20am — No Comments
Big Data is a big word in the tech world. One look at the highly popular hashtag #BigData reveals how it is gaining increasing credence. There’s a lot of talk about Big Data and how data analytics can help drive and turn around businesses. However, many people and companies are yet to come to terms with what exactly can Big Data deliver for their business.
I remember walking to a major shoe store brand outlet a few years ago. To my surprise, I had to look around and call for someone…Continue
I have never been formally trained on how to deal with seasonality. But I wanted to take a moment to share my perspective based on experience, which I hope readers will find fairly straightforward. Some people use sales revenues in order to evaluate seasonal differences. I find it more desirable to analyze units sold if possible. A price increase resulting in slightly higher revenues does not in itself represent increased demand. Nor should discounted prices leading to reduced revenues…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on August 23, 2015 at 5:19am — No Comments
Data modeling is usually one of those subjects that make people's eyes glaze over. It's not really programming, though understanding programming concepts such as objects, inheritance, polymorphism and similar multisyllabic words is usually helpful to do modeling. It's not a business analyst function, though most BAs end up participating in the modeling process. Perhaps the best way of thinking about modeling is to see it as a way to describe a business in clearly defined pieces.
Added by Kurt Cagle on August 8, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
When the performance of an employee is evaluated, ideally there are no externalities to complicate the analysis. If the employee has a computer that is constantly freezing up - or the servers in the company frequently operate slowly - the employee's performance data will reflect the functionality and effectiveness of these systems. If the company occupies a highly competitive market, declining sales data is attributable at least in part to competition rather than the behaviours of employees.…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on July 25, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments
Today’s marketers are becoming technically savvier. They understand the need to improve customer experiences or implement digital marketing strategies to engage consumers across channels. Customer retention and acquisition, Big Data, social media marketing,…Continue
Added by Larisa Bedgood on July 22, 2015 at 10:10am — No Comments
This post first appeared on the i Think blog.
What is the semantic layer you ask?
The semantic layer is the underpinning of modern business intelligence platforms. Vendors with robust semantic capabilities command more than 50% of a $14…Continue
Added by ajoabraham on June 25, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
The first computer program that I encountered mimicking or emulating human interaction through language was called "Eliza." The version that I knew ran on the Commodore PET. It communicated in English. Eliza made comments that made some sense but which indicated lack of understanding of the conversation. If a person mentions "mother," Eliza might…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on June 20, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments
I assist enterprises by driving data-driven approaches into their operations, developing market-aware products that learn from data, and encouraging data-smart cultures among the c-suite of executives. I have had the privilege to work with many talented professionals looking to disrupt their…Continue
In-memory technology for business intelligence and analytics first appeared in the early 2000s. Since then, they have been gaining prominence. Today, in-memory tools have finally come to a stage of maturity as widely accepted enterprise-scale solutions for a diverse range of organizations. Enterprises have become enamoured with the software’s ability to provide much faster results than could be supplied by previous tools.
However, as data continues to…Continue
Added by Saar Bitner on February 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help…Continue
Added by Sullexis LLC on January 12, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Post Adapted from Top 10 Big Data and Analytics References
Price is what you pay, value is what you get
- Warren Buffett
Between rising Data…Continue
When I read a blog, I often find myself in deep thought as I approach the end, trying to determine if the author has said anything that I might be able to use. A blog doesn't have to say anything. Nor does it have to be useful to me specifically. It might simply offer a personal reflection on life. As a person who also writes blogs, I…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 3, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments