Category Archive: Big data analytics

Sports Analytics

The utilisation of analytics in the sports sector is rapidly increasing. As a keen sports supporter I find this fascinating. Personally I think it’s one of the biggest growth areas for analytics.

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Two Key Areas of EIM

Following on from my previous blog on the topic of Enterprise Information Management, I now focus on two specific areas of EIM, namely data governance and data quality management, which should be key focus areas for businesses in 2017.

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Big Data – Round 2

If you had told me a decade ago that big data was going to get bigger, I may not have believed you – given that most IT terms are often surrounded by so much hype, and given that growing data types and volumes is, in fact, nothing new. Many people thought this ‘fad’ would not …

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IoT necessitates new Information Strategies

It’s been very interesting to watch how some organisations have managed to demonstrate the value of information – while others are still struggling to organise their strategies in order to try and reap the rewards that data can offer. In this post I explore why an information strategy is necessary, especially in an organisation that …

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The Elastic Data Warehouse

Some days I get really flexed out of shape about the rate at which new terms become spontaneously combusted in the BI and analytics industry. The latest I came across is the term “elastic data warehouse.” So what are we doing here – bending the rules, stretching the imagination or flexing our muscles here? Now …

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Using a Modern Analytics Platform

The increased use of analytics, coupled with an exponential growth in the volume and complexity of data, has changed the business intelligence landscape forever. Business users’ sophistication has extended beyond descriptive reports and dashboards into data exploration, predictive modelling and aspects of cognitive computing. Traditional requirements-driven ETL, data warehouse and reporting approaches do not meet …

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Technologies to improve Customer Centricity

With all the talk and hype around technology and the benefits it provides, which supposedly must be capitalised on for organisations to remain competitive, organisations have to focus even more on the customer to stay competitive. How many organisations really utilise their tech to be more customer centric?

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Big Data Science Trends in 2015

It is that time of the year for all and sundry to come up with‘Trends for 2015’, so here is my commentary on two of the technology trends that have received a lot of attention and have made a big impact in the previous year. I am sure you will agree that the “technology” which …

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Building a Data Lake

The engineering analogy to building a data lake carries quite well. Putting a data lake in place is about as complex as building a man-made lake – there are so many aspects to consider. In this post I comment on some of the wisdom that have been published about building and populating data lakes. At …

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