AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • 2018 Dataworks Summit is just around the corner. As you’re preparing your travel to San Jose, it’s time to think about how to maximize your time at the Dataworks Summit. Dataworks Summit will take place from June 18 to June 21. Sessions, keynotes, and workshop are spread across eight different tracks. Check out the full agenda. Everyone may have different goals for this summit. While you’re goi...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run” - Roy Charles Amara Mr Amara, an American researcher and futurist, probably didn’t anticipate how much wisdom was encapsulated in just a few words.  Buying technology is hard. And Enterprise IT buyers are often left with the hard task of determining if the new piece of technology ...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • It may seem like only yesterday that we said goodbye to 2017, but we are almost half-way through 2018. Big things in Big Data happened in the month of April. Many of us watched Mark Zuckerberg testify in front of Congress about data use and security, and still await the final  outcome of Cambridge Analytica’s data abuse. If April seemed like it slipped under your fingers, check out what you mig...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • My previous blog highlighted some best practices to gain immediate value from all the capabilities that AtScale offers when using Tableau as your BI tool of choice. One of those best practices is to use AtScale-created date dimensions to improve query performance, which is particularly helpful when using date dimensions as filters.  

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Five years ago we had a hypothesis that Business Intelligence (BI) needed a reboot. We planned to take the best parts of original BI ideas and merge them with modern engineering and data analytics to build a platform for delivering self-serve, secure, curated and fast analysis to the entire business. Our strategy, we believed, would build a bridge from the old world to the new world while givin...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Organizations have come to the realization that data is a core part of their strategy and a scalable distributed computing platform central to their technology investment. However, a challenge that big data practitioners face is what use case they should first implement in their journey towards realizing their big data strategy. The reality is, multiple items need to be addressed: choosing the ...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Often times, customers approach me with questions around AtScale’s ability to integrate into customer’s operational stack.  Today, I want to highlight a component of AtScale’s Development Extensions called Webhooks.  A webhook (also called a web callback or HTTP push API) is a way for an application to provide other applications with real-time information. A webhook delivers data to other appl...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  •  The joy of working as a Customer Success Solution Architect is that I have the opportunity to work with many different customers and each challenges us with a different Big Data use case. I've worked with enterprises that offload their Netezza database into the cloud. I've seen companies analyze social media data in real-time. I've helped teams streamline operational processes and increase effic...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • If you are like me, a Tableau fan, you’ve probably used Tableau for many years, attended numerous Tableau Conferences, and cheered with great enthusiasm when the engineers at Tableau demonstrated the latest and greatest enhancements to the software.  You may also be very accustomed to creating your own calculations based on the row level data you are connected to.  You enjoy the freedoms that T...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Cloud computing is that magnificent technology that every day poses as a great umbrella for all the digital activities we have going on, from ordering our groceries online to keeping track of asset logistics across the globe.   If you are one of our avid blog followers, you will remember Josh’s 6 principles of modern data architecture. If you need a refresher, here is the first one: “Treat dat...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • How valuable is an insight if you don’t know what’s driving it? The investment in big data made in recent years by companies has been significant. Many are now looking to capitalize on the insights to be discovered in their expansive data lakes. Developing an analytic solution is a difficult and laborious process. More than a few projects have been abandoned long before any conclusive benefit ...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Congratulations!  Your data is controlled, aggregated and turbocharged in your AtScale virtual cube.  You have Tableau to create remarkable visualizations. Your data is happy! But are your cube designers and business users too? For instance, did you know that centralizing calculations in your AtScale Virtual Cube eliminates TDE perpetuation, 3rd party ETL processes and version control headaches...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Data Lake Intelligence with AtScale In my recent Data Lake 2.0 article I described how the worlds of big data and cloud are coming together to reshape the concept of the data lake. The data lake is an important element of any modern data architecture, and the data lake footprint will continue to expand. However, the data lake investment is only one part of delivering a modern data architecture...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Yesterday, Gartner published the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence.  The MQ research for BI has been in existence for close to a decade. It is THE document of reference for buyers of Business Intelligence technology. At face value, not much seems to have changed...BUT, if you take a closer look, you'll notice that some of the biggest changes in the history of the Magic Quadrant jus...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Additional contribution by: Santanu Chatterjee, Trystan Leftwich, Bryan Naden. In the previous post [need link] we demonstrated how to model percentile estimates and use them in Tableau without moving large amounts of data.  You may ask, "how accurate are the results and how much load is placed on the cluster?".  In this post we discuss the accuracy and scaling properties of the AtScale percen...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Additional contribution by: Santanu Chatterjee, Trystan Leftwich, Bryan Naden. In the previous post, we discussed typical use cases for percentiles and the advantages of percentile estimates.  In this post, we illustrate how to model percentile estimates with AtScale and use them from Tableau. To learn how to be a data driven orgazation, check out this webinar!

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Every year, many of you reach out to thank us for our analysis of Gartner's famous Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence.  Thank you all for your feedback!  This year,  we've decided to go one step further: in addition to our written analysis, we will be sharing our perspective as part of our upcoming "BI on The Data Lake Checklist" webinar. Be sure to register here: the Gartner Magic Quad...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Additional contribution by: Santanu Chatterjee, Trystan Leftwich, Bryan Naden. A new and powerful method of computing percentile estimates on Big Data is now available to you! By combining the well known t-Digest algorithm with AtScale’s semantic layer and smart aggregation features AtScale addresses gaps in both the Business Intelligence and Big Data landscapes. Most BI tools have features t...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Did you know that 9 out of 10 companies are only able to analyze less than half of the data they collect? In fact, 45% of these companies analyze less than one quarter of this data . Why is that? The answer is simple. We are generating more data than ever, 44 zettabytes by the year 2020 to be precise. What does this mean for you? A great data lake filled with extremely valuable potential to mak...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • President’s day is the perfect opportunity to explore, honor and remember the legacy of Washington, Lincoln and other presidents. It is also a great day for all those who are looking for a good sale at their favorite retail or online store. What does this mean? Hundreds of millions of sales transactions will generate enormous amount of financial and inventory data will be generated on this one ...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • It seems like only yesterday that we all gathered for the Strata New York Conference. And yet here we are, March is around the corner, and Strata San Jose is just a month away. Historically, Strata San Jose has roughly 5000 attendees while Strata New York averages closer to 7000 attendees. As one of the largest Hadoop conference in the US, Strata sessions focus on using data for competitive adv...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • The annual Gartner Data & Analytics Summit is just around the corner.  As in past years, we are all anticipating the overwhelming sessions and agenda throughout this exciting week. This time in Grapevine, Texas (again)! In between sessions, catch a breath of fresh air and check out the exhibit hall to collect a bag of goodies to bring home. While T-shirts always make good pajamas, we may also w...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Data, Data, Data! All the facts, numbers and everything in between that when collected, can be analyzed and decisions made based upon them. Can’t live with it! Can’t live without it! This year over $14 billion will be spent globally on flowers, chocolate and jewelry on Valentine’s Day alone. According to CIO Research, big data analytics investments are expected to be close to $187 billion. We a...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Does your decision-making process need an overhaul? In 2015, over 60% of the decisions made by companies were still based on ‘intuition’ or ‘experience’ of their executive team. With the rise of big data, it is imperative that we make use of such a valuable asset to make fact-based decisions and not just provide an opinion. This means that we need to become data-driven, of course this is easier...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • The AtScale Enterprise Data Visionary Award program recognizes the leading enterprises that have reached exceptional productivity levels by modernizing their Big Data Analytics environment. Customers were evaluated based on ingenuity, innovation, business value and impact of their AtScale implementation. We want to congratulate the 2018 AtScale Visionary Award Winners! Read on to learn more ab...

AtScale, Inc.
AtScale, Inc.
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  • Many of you have sent us positive comments about our 2017 recap blog...thank you, thank you, thank you!  Your comments have inspired us so much we decided to write a quick January recap! Please see below some of the top articles we read this past month.  Feel free to share and let us know how this works for you!

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