Just what’s in my data warehouse – and what should I do with it?

Monday May 23rd, 2016

The analytics ecosystem today is evolving into a data fabric, where data is located in different places and processed in place with tools and technologies ideally suited to the specific type of analytics being performed – with all of this being transparent to the end users. But that is a recent development, for many years… Read More »

Connect-the-dots to ensure “Great” Customer Experience – Part 2

Monday May 16th, 2016

In Part 1 of this blog series, we looked at how hyper-personalisation is fundamental to delivering “Great” Customer Experience at each and every interaction. Businesses need to “see the world as customers do” in order to appreciate the full customer context – i.e. each journey has to be managed end-to-end rather than as a series… Read More »

What is the difference between a tractor and a Ferrari?

Tuesday May 10th, 2016

It’s a personal comparison that I give when asked about the difference between Hadoop and Teradata Aster. On the surface they are machines you can drive, but are they the same? Both, Hadoop and Teradata Aster, can store and analyse data, but are they therefore the same? Not quite. The tractor is designed to plough the fields,… Read More »

Seven traits of successful Data Science teams

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

Data Scientists seem to be the rock star of the modern organisation. Feted by the insights they generate and held in high regard for turning simple data into game changing metrics, they are the new face of the analytics team within every organisation. But with an extreme shortage of experienced data scientists in the market… Read More »

Saving Lives (and Sparing Wallets) with Big Data

Tuesday April 26th, 2016

I’ve been working a fair bit in the Healthcare space lately, which got me thinking about how Big Data and Advanced Analytics can be used to improve health outcomes and reduce spending. Before I moved into Data Science, a friend and former colleague of mine had already made the jump into bioinformatics working on cancer… Read More »