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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If you want to give a business professional a headache by uttering a single word, one word that will surely suffice is “fraud”. Dealing with fraud is a problem that is as time-consuming as it is frustrating. Unfortunately, many financial institutions suffer major losses with no way to counteract after falling victim to this unpredictable crime. …

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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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We love SAP! Who wouldn’t, and who can argue with this sentiment given their success in utilities and many other industries. For all the bad press they occasionally get about failed projects they were central to such as the well-publicised situation at RWE Npower[1], many utilities operations run relatively smoothly with SAP at their core. …

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One of the major announcements from yesterday’s Data Amp event was that SQL Server 2017 will add Python as a supported language. Just as with the continued R support, SQL Server 2017 will allow you to process data in the database using any Python function or package without needing to export the data from the …

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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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Posted on April 18, 2017 by Janice Darling Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News   Featured Courses From BDU   Upcoming Data Science Events   Cool Data Science Videos Related Tags: Big Data, data science, weekly …

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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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Warren Buffett — known as the “Oracle of Omaha” — is one of the most successful investors of all time. Wherever the winds of the market may blow, he always seems to find a way to deliver impressive returns for his investors and his company, Berkshire Hathaway. Every year he authors his famous “shareholder letter” with his …

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April 17, 2017 Interana has an interesting story, in technology and business model alike. For starters: Interana does ad-hoc event series analytics, which they call “interactive behavioral analytics solutions”. Interana has a full-stack analytic offering, include: Its own columnar DBMS … … which has a non-SQL DML (Data Manipulation Language) meant to handle event series …

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