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First steps in data strategy  |  April 12th, 2017 Businesses today are experiencing rapid change, inside and outside of Silicon Valley. Even coffee isn’t immune—just last year, Starbucks crossed the threshold of more than 20% of transactions being done in their mobile application. Data is the currency of digital transformation, and data capabilities are the …

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April 19th, 2017 If you are on the path to being a data-driven company, you have to be on the path to being a development-enabled company. While people often spend a lot of effort choosing software components for their enterprise data infrastructure, they overlook the tools and processes that will make those software choices valuable. …

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April 20th, 2017 Editor’s Note: Welcome to Throwback Thursdays! Every third Thursday of the month, we feature a classic post from the earlier days of our company, gently updated as appropriate. We still find them helpful, and we think you will, too! The original version of this post can be found here. We’ll also be …

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Overcoming the growing pains  |  April 18th, 2017 As data technology continues to improve, many companies are realizing that Hadoop offers them the ability to create insights that lead to better business decisions. Moving to Hadoop is not without its challenges—there are so many options, from tools to approaches, that can have a significant impact …

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Knowing which gaps to plug  |  April 13th, 2017 In an earlier post, we explained that to understand data gaps, we must start with your strategic business objectives (what you want to do with the data), understand the data being used, analyze the dimensions of data that are reflective of your needs, and look at …

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Understanding your data maturity  |  April 12th, 2017 Businesses today are experiencing rapid change, inside and outside of Silicon Valley. Even coffee isn’t immune—just last year, Starbucks crossed the threshold of more than 20% of transactions being done in their mobile application. Data is the currency of digital transformation, and data capabilities are the battlefield …

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An Interview with Travis Oliphant  |  April 11th, 2017 In previous posts, I shared conversations with Travis Oliphant, co-founder of Continuum Analytics, where we talked about new developments in tech and building communities. In this final installment, I talk with Travis about his current project to extend the concept of interoperability between multiple libraries in …

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April 6th, 2017 A senior marketer’s ability to find and create valuable experiences for customers has grown dramatically in recent years. Beyond the traditional responsibilities of brand and creative management, senior marketers (such as CMOs, Brand Managers, and Product Marketing Managers) now use analytics to track customer interactions, measure the quality of engagement, and determine …

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April 5th, 2017 As companies work to become more data-driven, they often start by assessing the state of their data. Many questions will come to mind, but they may not be the right ones. Commonly-asked questions include: Do I have gaps in my data? How good is my data? Is my data clean enough? However, …

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April 4th, 2017 Configuring a data platform and data science environment can be a tedious, error-prone process. As an answer to that challenge, we created a “push button” infrastructure tool. We’re at Enterprise Data World in Atlanta this week, talking about this tool and other data science topics. In this post, Principal Engineer Mark Mims and Senior Solution …

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