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Data Lakes – Is it Time for Your Business to Wade In?

As data continues to grow in both volume and structural variety, traditional relational database approaches fall increasingly short in providing the needed flexibility, agility, scalability, and economy to support its processing.  Alternative and complimentary approaches for managing information have been pioneered, and given time to mature, in the last few years to satisfy today’s big data storage and processing needs. Most prominent among them for centrally managing the onslaught of all the information a business needs to process and store are Data Lakes.

What is the purpose of a Data Lake?

Data Lakes offer a far more economic and imminently scalable approach for ingesting and assimilating an ever changing range of input data primarily because they can be implemented on top of the open source Hadoop eco system. Hadoop provides an architecture that can scale as needed by simply adding commodity servers to the cluster for increased parallel processing and storage.  Due to […]

ThoughtSpot – For Near Instant Analytics Gratification

ThoughtSpot ups the ante when it comes to rapidly and effortlessly delivering insightful and completely ad-hoc data analytics and visuals to your business, even for large many TB data sets.

ThoughtSpot has trail blazed a new area of BI called Search BI. This type of BI differs from the current genre of more established BI tools such as Tableau in that it embeds and applies knowledge about how data of different categories is generally analyzed and most effectively visualized. This knowledge is then mapped onto your business’s specific domain data.   The alignment and cataloguing of the business domain data and Meta data is then used to provide an optimized, intelligent and guided search capability through it.  A business user simply begins typing what they are looking for into the search box and then ThoughtSpot offers completions of the search as the user types.  The suggested completions are offered in the order that […]

What’s the Point of Data Governance ?

If you are in information technology, you have no doubt heard the term “data governance” bantered about more and more.  The very sound of “data governance” conjures up images of layers of bureaucracy and regulatory minutiae.  If you are in the ranks of development or change control – all that can be imagined from this term is just one more layer of regulations to navigate through for a simple data related change request to be approved and released.

Maybe your industry mandates the existence of said “data governance” to satisfy some compliance requirements, or maybe the mere fact that other companies are creating their “data governance” programs has caused the powers that be at your organization to determine that yours has got to have one too.  Whatever the reason for its inception at your organization, what is the point of “data governance”? What does it really mean?

At its best, data governance provides […]