Big Data is comforting senior citizens
Senior citizens are considered as the roots of a family; their health is considered is a prime concern for everybody. Technology has proved its worth in the healthcare industry and big data for senior citizens is just another spectacular application where technology focuses on human well-being. Big data’s ability... Read more
The Curious Case of Algo-Trading Dashboard For one of our recent internal projects, we needed a quick and easy way to showcase some first insights, do some plotting and interactive storytelling with the data. We also wanted to build a live, working dashboard in front of a (future) product... Read more
Successfully Transitioning your Team from Data Warehousing to Big Data
You are planning to complement your traditional data warehouse architecture with big data technologies. Now what? Should you upskill your existing data warehouse team? Or do Big Data technologies require a completely different set of skills? What do we mean by big data technologies anyway? For the purpose of... Read more
Bridging the Digital Gap between B2B and B2C Marketing with Big Data
Forget funnels. Be user centric. Be human centric. ‘It’s no longer “digital marketing,” but marketing in a digital world.’  — Keith Weed, CMO at Unilever. With the blooming of Big Data in recent years, there are a number of success stories in business, particular in B2C companies who engage with consumers directly in... Read more
Why Blockchain Will Improve Your Big Data
The rise of cloud storage has helped companies collect and manage massive amounts of data. Data comes from corporate systems, Internet of Things objects and unstructured sources like online forums. New analytics tools like Hadoop help companies make sense of that data. Yet simply having data and analysis tools... Read more
Are Data Lakes Fake News?
The problem with the data lake Are data lakes fake news? The quick answer is yes and in this post I will show you why. The biggest problem I have with data lakes is that the term has been overloaded by vendors and analysts with meanings. Sometimes it seems... Read more
Firing on All Cylinders: The 2017 Big Data Landscape, part 2
A walk through the 2017 Data Ecosystem Landscape INFRASTRUCTURE A lot of themes from last year have continued to play out, such as the ever-increasing importance of streaming, with Spark reigning supreme for now, with interesting contenders such as Flink emerging. In addition, a few interesting themes have kept coming back in... Read more
Datasets for Building a Data Analysis Portfolio
I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Association of Public Data Users (APDU) Conference. My favorite part of the conference was talking to people who work with federal data on a daily basis. Overall I found people to be passionate about their work and eager to share information... Read more
It feels good to be a data geek in 2017. Last year, we asked “Is Big Data Still a Thing?”, observing that since Big Data is largely “plumbing”, it has been subject to enterprise adoption cycles that are much slower than the hype cycle. As a result, it took several... Read more
How Big Data Will Drive Collaboration and Empowerment
As discussed in the 7 Big Data Trends for 2017, organisations need to apply big data analytics to make sense of their organisation and their environment. The impact big data analytics will have on your organisation depends on which type of business analytics is applied within the business. There are... Read more
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