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Anybody who hangs out in IT or data science circles will invariably become familiar with the acronym GIGO. GIGO stands for “garbage in, garbage out” (or “good in, good ...
Data Analytics

Less GIGO, More KNOW: Do's And Don't's In Data Collection And Distribution

Before we get into the power of data, it’s important to understand just how much data we’re creating. A recent report from Cisco indicates that globally, the data stored ...
Big Data

Don’t Let Data Collect Digital Dust: Leverage The Power Of Information To Create Competitive Advantages

We’re really beginning to experience another industrial revolution. That is, we’re actively entering into the ‘Age of Data.’ As you look at your own life, business, and ...
Big Data

Defining The Data Warehouse: Practical Applications, Real-World Use-Cases, And Best Practices

What is data architecture? Data architecture defines information flows in an organization, and how they are controlled. A data architect is responsible for understanding ...
Data Management

Data Architecture:  People, Process And Technology

Microsoft PowerBI integrates with MySQL out of the box. However, loading data into PowerBI to create MySQL visualizations is not straightforward—especially if MySQL is ...
Powerbi

PowerBI With MySQL: Challenges And Alternatives

What is data management? Data management is a broad and ambiguous concept. The Global Data Management Community (DAMA International) defines it as “the development of ...
Data Management

12 Data Management Tools & 4 Ways Of Thinking About Data Management

Big data is definitely popular. In fact, more organizations are investing in their own data platforms to really gain as much value as they can out of the information ...
Big Data

7 Simple Steps To Prepare For Big Data

We are creating so much data. In fact, a recent Cisco report indicates that by 2021, data center storage installed capacity will grow to 2.6 ZB, up from 663 EB in 2016, ...
Big Data

How AI Can Be Big Data's Best Friend

As a company formed by data engineers and analysts, we at Panoply love data in all its forms! But when you’re working with different types of data storage and processing ...
Data Technology

How To Tell The Difference Between A Database And A Data Warehouse

 Stop for just a second and think about how much data you generated today. Did you check your email? Maybe go for a run with your Fitbit? Or, maybe you’re a business ...
Big Data

In The Digital Age, Managing Data Is Critical For  Competitive Advantages

According to Gartner, more than 50% of marketing organizations use a data management platform (DMP), either directly or through an agency partner, and a vast majority of ...
Data Management

What To Do When Data Management Platforms Are Not Enough

What is data preparation? Data preparation, part of the data management process, involves collecting raw data from multiple sources and consolidating it into a file or ...
Data Technology

5 Data Preparation Tools & 1 Automated Data Platform

Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) is a reality today. Increasing cloud usage, and new cloud services, mean you can set up big data infrastructure that just works—without ...
Being Data Driven

Big Data As A Service: IaaS, PaaS And SaaS

Data processing and analysis can’t happen without data profiling—reviewing source data for content and quality. As data gets bigger and infrastructure moves to the ...
Data Analysis And Visualization

What Is Data Profiling? Process, Best Practices, Top 6 Tools

When we say “big data”, many think of the Hadoop technology stack. Is this the big data stack?
Data Management

The Big Data Stack: Powering Data Lakes, Data Warehouses And Beyond

The idea is pretty simple - the more you have of something, the more challenging it is to manage. This absolutely holds true when it comes to data. Today, we’re seeing ...
Being Data Driven

Big Data Management: 5 Key Points To Remember

This series of posts analyzes how specific databases stack up against each other. We've covered the following comparisons so far: Cassandra vs. MongoDB Redis vs. MongoDB ...
Data Technology

MySQL Vs Oracle

Just ten years ago, even the most advanced analytics professionals only had to manage a handful of data sources. But data volume, velocity, and variety are now ...
Being Data Driven

Data Warehousing Concepts: Everything You Need To Know In 4 Minutes

When defining your data warehouse strategy—or moving from on-premise to cloud—you’ve got lots of options. But your data warehouse is only as good as the strategy you use ...
Being Data Driven

10 Questions To Help Define A Successful Data Warehouse Strategy

This series of posts analyzes how specific databases stack up against each other. We've covered the following comparisons so far: Cassandra vs MongoDB Redis vs MongoDB ...
Data Technology

PostgreSQL Vs. MySQL

Humans are visually-motivated. When we see a movie, we’re drawn to the most beautiful and exotic settings, the most striking and recognizable actors, the biggest ...
Being Data Driven

Business Intelligence And Data Warehousing Meet: Magic Ensues

Both business and tech analysts agree that a capacity for advanced analytics is becoming mission-critical to the basic viability for all companies. While some believe ...
Being Data Driven

Becoming An Analytics Driven Organization: Challenge Accepted

Build vs. Buy—tale as old as time, song as old as…"I need that analysis yesterday!"
Being Data Driven

Build Vs. Buy Analysis: How Much Will That Cloud Data Warehouse Cost?

This series of posts analyzes how specific databases stack up against each other. We've covered the following comparisons so far: Cassandra vs. MongoDB Redis vs. MongoDB ...
Data Technology

PostgreSQL Vs. MongoDB

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