Right on cue, this past week heralded in an announcement of OpenAI, a new non-profit started by a number of tech luminaries to spearhead AI research that is publicly accessible. The motivation is that apparently these scions of capitalism lose faith in Adam Smith’s invisible hand…Continue
Added by Brian Rowe on December 16, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
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
Hello and Welcome to October! This series is my attempt to start cataloging all the interesting articles, industry reports, whitepapers, and news that I read every month, related to technology and data science.
The relentless march of technology into our lives is always very fascinating. This video (Evolution of the Desk) by BestReviews made me very nostalgic…Continue
Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
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
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
Hello and Welcome back!
This series is my attempt to start cataloging all the interesting articles, industry reports, whitepapers, and news that I read every month, related to technology and data science. We are at Month 2 and let us dig right in -
This essay titled "…Continue
Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on August 17, 2015 at 5:30am — 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
Try introducing yourself as a Competitive Intelligence or CI analyst. Chances are that the reactions will range from (a) That's what you do all day, Google search? to (b) Identifying 007 ways to look at competition, Corporate Bond?
Of course, one can always resort to the classical definition of CI. It is defined as the action of defining, gathering, analyzing,and distributing intelligence about products, customers,…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
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
This is the second article in a series. The first article is available here.
How to implement a temporal database
Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help you get started. As discussed in our previous article, the SQL-2011 standard included clauses for the definition of temporal tables as…Continue
Added by Sullexis LLC on November 13, 2014 at 9:03am — No Comments
What is a temporal database?
A temporal database is a database with built-in support for handling data involving time.
This definition is from Wikipedia. It is simple and straightforward. Since we expect every database to have some kind of support for time operations, we could say that all databases are temporal databases based on this definition.
Added by Sullexis LLC on September 9, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Your custom MDM solution: Don’t make these mistakes (Part 1)
Most MDM implementations will be based on a commercial software product. By relying on a packaged solution, the architectural considerations have been addressed by the software vendor, allowing the project team to focus on the data management considerations. However, there are cases when a custom MDM solution may be needed. When proceeding down the path of custom development for MDM, we have some advice for you:…Continue
Added by Sullexis LLC on January 29, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments
Smart organizations are using the power of data science and data produced by embedded sensors and machine devices to better measure performance, discover patterns, prevent problems, and improve…Continue
Understanding how data converts from data to information to intelligence can be seen in the flow across the databases in an enterprise. What is a data warehouse? How do we get Business Intelligence? In this video I explain the high level view of how large corporations like Dell evolve their data to the front-end BI applications.
Added by Mitchell A. Sanders on August 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Business analytics comes in three (3) general flavors: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive. See: …Continue
Added by Michael Walker on August 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding – if a company wants customers to trust them with their data, the company must foster that trust. Data governance and sensitivity about your customers’ data must be enforced internally and communicated externally – to your customers.
Added by Ben Gold on April 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments