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Data Lake and Information Governance – The Key Takeaways

A Data Lake can be a highly valuable asset to any enterprise, and there is a myriad of technology solutions available for leveraging the processes to feed, maintain and retrieve information from the Lake. But all this technology is, if not worthless, significantly less valuable, if the environment is not well governed and managed. This […]

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Real-time Machine Learning in Azure

In the war of cloud computing, AWS is currently the undisputed leader but Microsoft Azure seems to be chipping away at AWS’ lead with every passing quarter. While Google Cloud offers impressive tools as well, it is struggling to keep pace with Azure. This could be traced to Microsoft’s longer tenure in the enterprise market. […]

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AI and Big Data: The Yin and Yang of Technical Innovation

I’ve had some interesting conversations with my colleagues Christine Livingston and Arvind Murali.  Christine knows AI. Arvind knows data, especially big data. As we spoke it became obvious that the two are deeply interconnected. Innovation today seems to be driven by data. AI relies on data. Just implementing any kind of artificial intelligence means you […]

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Leverage MicroStrategy SDK with Web Data Connector for Tableau

Both Tableau and MicroStrategy are great for analytics. And when you combine MicroStrategy’s security, governance and scalability with Tableau’s ease of use and self-service you get the best of both worlds. A customized web data connector allows Tableau users to do just that. Perficient’s MicroStrategy experts have created a plug-in for Tableau users that provides access […]

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Key Differences between a Traditional Data Warehouse and Big Data

Traditional data warehouse solutions were originally developed out of necessity. In order to run the business, every company uses enterprise resource planning (ERP) and CRM applications to manage back-office functions like finance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and supply chain, as well as front-office functions like sales, service, and call center. The data captured […]

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Approaches to Embrace Big Data

Not every organization starts its big data journey from the same place. Some have robust business intelligence functions and capabilities, while others are doing great things with Excel. However, in order to drive efficiencies, support expected future growth and to continue its evolution to a data-driven company, most organizations are reviewing their current suite of software […]

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Creating a Big Data Platform Roadmap

One of the most frequently asked questions by our customers is the roadmap to deploying a Big Data Platform and becoming a truly data-driven enterprise. Although the roadmap is different from customer to customer, at a high level, I would break it down into three phases: Phase – 1 Building the Foundation Just as you […]

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How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fits Into the Big Data Story

Business intelligence, artificial intelligence, intelligent cloud, intelligent edge, big data…the buzzwords are all around. There is a fundamental shift in the way companies are doing business. Many are beginning to leverage their data in new and innovative ways. They are leveraging their data to make critical business decisions, identify revenue growth opportunities and improve customer […]

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Establish Formal Data Contracts Between Data Owners and Consumers

A final capability that is emerging is the establishment of formal data contracts between data owners and data consumers and integrates each of the key capabilities described in our previous blogs. A data contract is an agreement that specifies data owner accountability regarding data delivery acceptability levels, as well as the consequences and expectations for […]

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Visibility and Value in the Healthcare Performance

Healthcare practitioners must untangle the complex relationship of data analytics in order to provide a proper value for patients. Visibility To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, healthcare teams must continuously monitor the performance of the healthcare facility and the daily operations. With open visibility, practitioners establish a sense of trust and with […]

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The 7 Critical Challenges Supporting Healthcare Use Cases

The challenges in delivering healthcare data solutions that address complex healthcare business problems aren’t obvious when setting sail on an exciting new project. It’s focus a large percentage of your time searching for the latest sophisticated data crunching, machine learning, predictive data analytics tools around that will magically solve all of the problems without fully […]

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Are You Valuing Data as an Asset on Your Balance Sheet?

The average age of a company listed on the S&P 500 has fallen from almost 60 years old in the 1950s to less than 20 years old today. Innovative companies that are willing to embrace transformative technologies make the list today, while businesses that are hesitant to embrace change risk becoming obsolete. Thriving companies, innovators, […]

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Hit Your Stride on the Journey to the Intelligent Enterprise

We are partnering with MicroStrategy for a free, one-day symposium Monday, July 23 at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri. The symposium will highlight the latest insights on big data, mobile app development, dashboard design, and security. This event is a great way to: Familiarize yourself with MicroStrategy’s innovative analytics and mobility solutions Network with our […]

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Use Enterprise Data to Drive Business and Build Trust

Enterprise data is a very valuable asset and, if used strategically, it can help drive success. One outcome of using data analytics is that you’ll be enabled with better decision making skills. Instead of basing decisions off of past experiences, you can leverage your data to understand how different choices affect your organization. Data can […]

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Business Analytics with AI, ML and Blockchain

Artificial Intelligence is already being used to conextualize data and significantly reduce efforts to transform data sets for better insights. Adaptive intelligence is being infused into cloud applications by vendors like Oracle to drive data-driven intelligence based on Machine Learning algorithms at vastly increased Speeds. To quote Angela Zutavern, coauthor of The Mathematical Corporation “We […]

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Why CU Anschutz Medical Campus Migrated to Google Cloud

Our healthcare team has been working with the University of Colorado over the past couple of years to overcome critical data challenges in healthcare… and the results are exciting. In this blog post, I’ll share how the academic medical center was able to improve security, reduce maintenance, and increase efficiency in support of the university’s […]

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Common Ingestion Framework

Big Data is the way to move forward for all enterprises today. May it be healthcare, retail, finance or manufacturing, everyone is at different stages in their journey to create their industry-grade, enterprise-ready Data Lake repository. Data Lake forms the core foundation for companies in their journey to build state-of-the-art intelligent applications and provide cutting-edge […]

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Informatica World 2018 Takeaways for Intelligent Disruption

Another successful Informatica World 2018 concluded in Las Vegas last week. The conference provided many insights into how Informatica is playing a role in intelligent disruption with over 1,200 sessions and 112 customer and partner speakers. Below are my four takeaways from the conference this year. 1. Data 3.0 I remember discussing Data 3.0 last […]

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How to Capitalize on Big Data with Oracle Analytics Cloud [Webinar]

The average age of a company listed on the S&P 500 has fallen from almost 60 years old in the 1950s to less than 20 years old today. Innovative companies that are willing to embrace transformative technologies make the list today, while businesses that are hesitant to embrace change risk becoming obsolete. Innovators use big […]

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Data-Driven Insights and the Triple Aim

Healthcare is taking drastic steps towards improvement with the aid of data-driven insights. Tremendous opportunities are presenting themselves with the reducing of healthcare costs while improving the quality of care itself. With the assistance of complex and in depth demographics, the data accumulated in the healthcare field are readily available for practitioners across the globe. […]

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