Groundswell Group Inc

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  • Three Data Strategy Oversights – Conclusion

    by Ziko Rajabali April 11, 2017 A bridge is only worth crossing if it can hold strong while we cross. When we’re crossing the chasm on a bridge of data, it needs to have integrity. Last week, we discussed chilling the data: why it’s important to put operational data into long-term storage. Unfortunately, teams often pre-aggregate the data when chilling it, under the impression that storage is expe...

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  • Three Data Strategy Oversights – Part Two

    by Ziko Rajabali April 4, 2017 We’ll cross that bridge when we get there only works if that bridge already exists. When that bridge is a strategic decision, it is a bridge of data. Last week, we talked about unconventional sources of data, like emails. In a way, it was like unearthing a new raw material for the bridge. But what about the refinement of known raw materials? How do we maximize the va...

Groundswell Group Inc

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Generated 4 weeks ago

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  • Three Data Strategy Oversights – Part One

    by Ziko Rajabali March 28, 2017 In the face of day-to-day operational concerns, it’s easy to adopt the mantra we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. There is wisdom to this philosophy: given limited resources, activities must be prioritized to attain success. But what do we do if the proverbial bridge doesn’t exist? Data is the raw material of the bridge to cross when we get there click to twe...

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  • Why would IT need an old-time Puppet?

    by Carlos Herrera March 21, 2017 In this ever-growing and ever-changing world of IT, one reoccurring question we ask is: How can we keep up with the constant changes in technology,  so we can focus our time where it matters most `for the organization? After spending countless hours troubleshooting in different technologies, operating systems, programming languages, etc. finding those nasty needles...

Groundswell Group Inc

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  • Big Data, a Peek Under the Hood

    You Are Invited! Big Data has become a bit of a buzz word, but there is no doubt that the transformation of ‘data’ is giving businesses the cutting edge advantage that often translates to a healthier bottom line. In the coming era of data lakes and pervasive business intelligence, what can executives do now to be ready? Whether you have already begun your data journey, or are only recognizing the ...

Groundswell Group Inc

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  • De-mystifying Recommender Systems

    by Patrick Cloutier March 7, 2017. When I first heard about machine learning, I wondered what happened behind the scenes for this to function. In this blog I try to explain what my logic is as we create a custom recommender on relatively straightforward concepts. We will be using Scala, and more specifically using the shell to run our commands. We will be looking at the data gathered from a movie ...

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  • Interesting article from Software AG

    Thoughts by: Dustin Goodyear February 28, 2017   Groundswell has been experiencing and participating in efforts towards a “Self Service/Specialists Not Required” model of integration for some time now. While providing our clients with solutions for non-technical developers and specialists is a common goal there are often hidden costs to having non-technical users implement and maintain a technical...

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Informatica PC 9.5.1: Repository Performance Pt.2

    by Wade Lockhart February 21, 2017 Introduction In pt.1 of this blog I discussed an example of how to measure low performance using SQL queries both through Informatica and run manually against the repository database. In pt.2 I will be going over a few hints for improving repository performance along with their source. Disclaimer You should not try any of these hints without first consulting Info...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Informatica PC 9.5.1: Repository Performance Pt.1

    by Wade Lockhart February 14, 2017 Introduction This will be a two part blog which will discuss how to measure your Informatica repository performance (pt.1) and then provide some strategies for increasing performance (pt.2). Since this is pt.1, I will dive into the topic of ways to judge the performance of your repository. When I speak about performance of the repository, I mean a way to judge ho...

Groundswell Group Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • SLA’s and Small Numbers

    by Colin Hart October 21, 2016.   Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) are an important part of the vendor/client relationship. Most often they’re an agreement that outlines specific metrics that a vendor must achieve in order to be deemed to have provided acceptable service. Failing to meet the SLA can have a variety of implications – anything from a ‘red flag’ to penalties or even, if chronic and ex...

  • Big Data – How Do We Get There?

    by Colin Hart January 31, 2017. Many of our clients have begun to consider dipping their proverbial toes into the ‘Big Data’ pool. Recently Groundswell and some of our partners held a well-received one day workshop in both Calgary and Vancouver. Big data was, understandably, a very hot topic.  One question that was often asked was: “We’re interested in this but how do we get there?” The truth is t...

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