We spoke with Rob Whelan, Practice Director, Data and Analytics at 2nd Watch about the latest survey on data management and analytics in the enterprise. Most organizations don’t have a mature data strategy. Why is this? And what is it about the cloud that helps organizations make better use of their data?
The term NoSQL was originally intended to describe databases that do not use Structured Query Language. However, that term has evolved since its first use back in the 90s. In this article, Alex Williams explores key benefits of NoSQL databases and when to use them.
It is time to stop “collecting” the data into a central repository and start “connecting” to the data at the sources. A new architecture—logical data fabric—facilitates this approach by gaining a virtual view of the data.
In this interview, John Pocknell, Senior Market Strategist at Quest Software, covers the challenges and bottlenecks preventing data teams from success and explores what data-driven businesses need to keep in mind as data becomes more critical.
Jeferson Zanim, Head of Client Services, at Siren, gives you a tour of the Siren platform. See how it can increase personal productivity by merging big data dashboards, links analysis, search engines, and operational monitoring. It extends data analysis with unique associative and multimodal analytic capabilities, finding relationships between data sets that were simply not visible before.
Businesses are looking to reduce spending across cloud providers. Clusters are expensive and poorly optimised applications come at the price of high maintenance costs. Take a look at these five areas to work towards reducing on-premise platform costs. They will not only increase reliability but save the cost of buying more nodes as the business expands.
The gaming industry is booming and by 2025 it is expected to be worth $300 billion. Companies looking to gain a competitive advantage in the digital world must therefore create unique and dynamic experiences based on best-in-class platforms in order to drive both customer acquisition and continued retention to power the next generation of games.
The legality of web scraping is still a grey area. Many businesses forbid scraping in their ToS, but these aren’t enforceable in many places. Data scraping businesses need to remain alert and be aware of the implications of legal cases. Let’s review the three biggest legal cases about the current web data scraping ecosystem.
This down-to-earth machine learning talk from Daniel Molnar is for the underdog. What choices should you make in the vast world of machine learning and deep learning when there are so many options? Don’t base your choices on a gut feeling or product hype; use real world experience based on practical applications.
When it comes to data solutions, is it worth it to build everything from scratch, co-develop with partners, buy a license from a vendor, or acquire small open source startups? This article examines the different solutions to data strategies and what organizations should consider when evaluating each option.
As competition around algorithms will remain the most heated battleground for ad tech companies, excellent results all start with the quality of data. The old adage, ‘garbage in, garbage out’ has never been more apt. As it turns out, first-party data is not only the new gold standard for advertising, it’s set to become the legal benchmark too when the GDPR is enforced.
Spark has made some improvements over Hadoop but where are we now with this mess? John Davies will shed some light on this issue and point out the latter’s importance even as time goes by and Spark challenges its reign.
Big data has made big wins for a small few. But theres still plenty of ways for companies to hurt themselves trying to hop on the analytics bandwagon.
A practical introduction to the Federation plugin by Alvaro Videla, author of ‘RabbitMQ in Action’.