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Implementing Knowledge Graphs in Enterprises - Some Tips and Trends

Tips

  1. Don't try to put the cart before the horse: realize that efficient data preparation (and thus interoperable standards) and data quality, especially in the enterprise environment, are a basic requirement for…
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Added by Andreas Blumauer on May 21, 2019 at 5:33am — No Comments

Fugues of Operational Market Alignment

In the “Ecology of Metrics,” I wrote about “alignment” being a type of metric; alignment can measure the extent to which an organization’s supply or capacity is matched against the demands or needs of the market.  For instance, in a call centre, it would be highly desirable to have agents available to respond to calls at “precisely” the same time that clients are making calls.  If alignment is off even by only 15 to 30 seconds, impatient clients might hang up and never call again.  Similarly…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on June 2, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Choosing Between Modern Data Warehouses



When our customers ask us what the best data warehouse is for their growing company, we consider the answer based on their specific needs. Usually, they need nearly real-time data for a low price without the need to maintain data warehouse infrastructure. In this case, we advise them to use…

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Added by Luba Belokon on April 19, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Data Collection Tools for Events Analytics

One of the first things we do after launching a website nowadays is connect to Google Analytics. A little bit down the road we’ll connect more “out-of-box” analytics tools to calculate funnels, retention, A/B tests, and more.

These tools are great and work fine until a company gets bigger and analytics requirements get more sophisticated. It’s time to set up a data infrastructure, which means selecting a data collection tool, ETL tool, data warehouse, and BI tool on top of…

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Added by Luba Belokon on March 30, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Using SQL to Estimate Customer Lifetime Value (LTV) without Machine Learning

The Statsbot team estimated LTV 592 times for different clients and business models. 

Customer lifetime value, or LTV, is the amount of money that a customer will spend with your business in their “lifetime,” or at least, in the portion of it that they spend in a relationship with you. It’s an important indicator of how much you can spend on acquiring new customers. For example, your customer acquisition cost (CAC) is $150, and LTV is…

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Added by Luba Belokon on February 1, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Elasticsearch for Dummies

Have you heard about the popular open source tool used for searching and indexing that is used by giants like Wikipedia and Linkedin? No, I’m pretty sure you may have heard it in passing.

Yes, I’m talking about Elasticsearch. In this blog, you’ll get to know the basics of Elasticsearch, its…

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Added by Abhimanyu on December 18, 2017 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Closed Computational System Leads to Bloated Databases

Not a few big organizations find their databases (or data warehouses) crammed with a huge number of old data tables, sometimes tens of thousands of them, after many years of operation. People have already forgotten why they are created; these tables even have long been useless. But all are kept for fear of mistaken deletion, causing heavy operation and maintenance workload. Moreover, a large number of stored procedures feed data continuously to these tables, seriously consuming the…

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Added by JIANG Buxing on November 15, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Searching and Smelling by Objects to Find Profiles and Settings

A person will ordinarily search the contents of a database using matching keywords and tags.  Sophisticated databases might allow for filtering:  for example using NOT, AND, OR on a number of keyword strings such as both titles and product descriptions.  It is not normally possible to submit, say, a personality profile to a database - or a personality profile and a setting.  Searching for “serial murders subway terminals” might lead to event information about precisely this, apparent serial…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 27, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Data Modelling Topologies of a Graph Database

The associative data graph database model is still a heavy hitter, stacking up well against property graphs and triples/quadruples. Expect a comeback.

Definition

There is a lot of confusion with the definition of graph databases. In my opinion, any definition that avoids any reference to the semantics of nodes and edges or their internal structure…

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Added by Athanassios Hatzis on June 17, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

A Quick Guide on How to Prevail in the Graph Database Arena

Introduction

There are endless discussions on the databases arena about which DBMS is best suited for operational or data warehousing analytics, which one is the most efficient for online transaction processing, or which one is suitable for semantic integration. Recently graph databases are growing in popularity, especially in the enterprise space, and perhaps that adds more headache on those vendors that try to differentiate from competition…

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Added by Athanassios Hatzis on February 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Associative Data Modeling Demystified - Part1

Relation, Relationship and Association

While most players in the IT sector adopted Graph or Document databases and Hadoop based solutions, Hadoop is an enabler of HBase column store, it went almost unnoticed that several new DBMS, AtomicDB previous database engine of …

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Added by Athanassios Hatzis on September 7, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

From Survey to Database

I find that different types of surveys represent a large source of data for many organizations: client questionnaires; recruitment interviews; incident debriefings; interrogations; borehole drilling surveys; quality control checks; marketing surveys; security and patrol logs; and inventory audits. I believe that for many people, the idea of collecting information using surveys makes sense; and they recognize the need for the data. Problems arise in relation to the transition from survey to…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 10, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

How to Cross Link Data and Why You Should Do So

The 3Vs model is the foundation of big data - Volume, Velocity, and Variety. It is used to express the key features of big data problems - for me, this is about to change. Big Data is not just about size, speed, or formats, the contextual enrichment is the most critical factor of how we unmask the best value out of data. How well you bring seemingly unrelated data together and identify the valuable connections determines how much power you unleash from your…

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Added by Yuanjen Chen on May 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Big Data, Meet Dynamic Semantic Publishing: Altering the Media & Publishing Landscape

How many times a day do we ourselves, or hear someone else, utter the phrase “Google it”? It’s hard to imagine that a phrase so ubiquitous and universally understood has been around for less than two decades. The word “Google” has become synonymous with online search, and when we think about why this, it’s because Google yields the most relevant, comprehensive results, quickly. Essentially, it has changed the way we find and interact with content and information.

We’ve seen the…

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Added by Tony Agresta on April 28, 2015 at 3:29am — No Comments

The Hype Around Graph Databases And Why It Matters

Organizations are struggling with a fundamental challenge – there’s far more data than they can handle.  Sure, there’s a shared vision to analyze structured and unstructured data in support of better decision making but is this a reality for most companies?  The big data tidal wave is transforming the database management industry, employee skill sets, and business strategy as organizations race to unlock meaningful connections between disparate sources of…

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Added by Tony Agresta on April 7, 2015 at 6:45am — 4 Comments

Structural Data Objects

In my previous blog on the Hopscotch and Robots simulation environment, I discussed the use of structural data extracted from hypothetical and real-life organizational events. In the current blog, I will be briefly covering conceptual issues more focused on the nature of the structural data itself including its theoretical significance.

Structural data holds information about the relationship between events.…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 18, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

Temporal Databases: Why you should care and how to get started (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third article in a series.  The first article is available here. The second article is available here.

Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help…

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Added by Sullexis LLC on January 12, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Linked Data meets Data Science

As a long-term member of the Linked Data community, which has evolved from W3C's Semantic Web, the latest developments around Data Science have become more and more attractive to me due to its complementary perspectives on similar challenges. Both disciplines work on questions like these:

  • How to extract meaningful information from large amounts of data?
  • How to connect pieces of information to other pieces in…
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Added by Andreas Blumauer on October 28, 2014 at 12:27am — No Comments

Data Instrumentalism

Being the son of a mechanic, I have spent many years handling power tools. I'm especially fond of a couple of hammer-drills in my possession. They can effortlessly drill holes through concrete. At least, this is what my father once claimed. He handed down his most treasured tools to me. I'm big on pliers and screwdrivers. This might be due to my vocational training as a technician. Even today - long after I completed my diploma and continued to further my education - I still carry a licence…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on September 27, 2014 at 7:39am — No Comments

Types and Uses of Predictive Analytics, What they are and Where You Can Put Them to Work

Summary: Gartner says that predictive analytics is a mature technology yet only one company in eight is currently utilizing this ability to predict the future of sales, finance, production, and virtually every other area of the…

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Added by William Vorhies on August 13, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

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