Mind the Gap: Analytics Architecture Stuck in the 1990s

Welcome to the latest edition of Mind the Gap, a monthly column exploring practical approaches for improving data understanding and data utilization (and whatever else seems interesting enough to share). Last month, we explored the data chasm. This month, we’ll look at analytics architecture. From day one, data warehouses and their offspring – data marts, operational…

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Securing Data in Transit for Analytics Operations

Most enterprises today store and process vast amounts of data from various sources within a centralized repository known as a data warehouse or data lake, where they can analyze it with advanced analytics tools to generate critical business insights.  Modern data warehouse platforms such as Snowflake, AWS Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics, and IBM Db2 are built with…

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ADV Webinar: What The? Another Database Model — Vector Databases Explained

Download the slides here>> About the Webinar Vector databases are a type of database that use graph embeddings to represent and compare data, making them ideal for fuzzy match problems. Graph embeddings are created using machine learning algorithms and compress the attributes of data into a low-level representation. The process of creating a new embedding…

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A Step Ahead: IoT Data Characteristics — Seven Vs

IoT (Internet of Things) incorporates many new and innovative technologies, such as sensors, smart devices, machine-to-machine communication, networking, advanced computing, and data analytics. One of the keys in the success of IoT is the data that flows underneath these technologies. Naturally, the IoT sensors and devices generate a huge amount of data automatically and continuously….

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Overcoming Real-Time Data Integration Challenges to Optimize for Surgical Capacity

In the healthcare industry, surgical capacity management is one of the biggest issues organizations face. Hospitals and surgery centers must be efficient in handling their resources. The margins are too small for waste, and there are too many patients in need of care. Data, particularly real-time data, is an essential asset. But it is only…

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ADV Webinar: Architecting a Modern Data Platform

Download the slides here>> This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Organizations require a comprehensive enterprise data cloud platform to modernize applications and utilize machine learning. This research-based session will discuss the components of modern enterprise data stacks, such as dedicated compute, storage, data integration, and streaming, and focus on total cost of ownership….

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10 Advantages of Real-Time Data Streaming in Commerce

While early science fiction shows like “Buck Rogers” (1939) and “The Fly” (1950) depicted teleportation technology, it was Star Trek’s transporter room that made real-time living matter transfer a classical sci-fi trope. While we haven’t built technology that enables real-time matter transfer yet, modern science is pursuing concepts like superposition and quantum teleportation to facilitate information transfer across any distance…

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How to Become a Data Engineer

The work of data engineers is extremely technical. They are responsible for designing and maintaining the architecture of data systems, which incorporates concepts ranging from analytic infrastructures to data warehouses. A data engineer needs to have a solid understanding of commonly used scripting languages and is expected to support the steady evolution of improved Data Quality,…

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Fundamentals of Data Virtualization

Organizations are increasingly employing innovative technology called “data virtualization” (DV) to tackle high volumes of data from varied sources. Data virtualization is widely used in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and sales force automation (SFA) systems to collect and aggregate multi-source data. From multi-sourced data acquisition to advanced analytics, this technology seems…

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