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OLAP and Hadoop: The 4 Differences You Should Know

OLAP and Hadoop are not the same. OLAP is a technology to perform multi-dimensional analytics like reporting and data mining. It has been around since 1970. Hadoop is a technology to perform massive computation on large data. Around since 2002. They can be used together but there are differences when choosing between using Hadoop/MapReduce data […]

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Creating a Data Flow Diagram

A data flow diagram (DFD) documents the path data takes throughout your process/system. It is important to document and keep accurate and updated. Part of the value of such a diagram is that it shows where data is crossing a trust boundary. For example, user input (low trust) from a web site crosses a boundary […]

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Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

A few years ago, I was in the middle of getting together a conceptual architectural document for a project that required very agile methodologies based on microservices and cross- functional teams. One of the key portions of the architecture involved Hadoop and Spark for both data storage and data processing for the delivery of data […]

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Data Strategy at Strata Data Conf New York

It’s no secret that data is a massive asset when it comes to making better business decisions. But gaining the valuable insights required to make those decisions requires quality data that you can trust. And to accomplish this you need a data strategy. Without understanding your business objectives, identifying use cases, knowing how your users […]

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Time Travel With Your Data – No Flux Capacitor Required

Have you ever said something like “I wish I could go back when…” maybe it was to re-live an awesome vacation or some funny event.  But, if you work with data you’ve probably said that same thing, but not for nearly as pleasant circumstances.  Maybe you’ve said it because the data you’ve been importing since […]

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Top Considerations for Moving Your Data Warehouse to the Cloud

The blog “5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud” outlined the advantages of running your data warehouse in the cloud. In this blog, we look at the high-level considerations for migrating your data warehouse to the cloud. Building the Business Case for Migrating Your Data Warehouse Many companies facing expensive on-premises product […]

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HyperIntelligence at the Disney Data & Analytics Conference

The Disney Data & Analytics Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is being held in Orlando, Florida August 20-21, 2019.  This conference introduces attendees to the tools and training needed to integrate advanced decision-making techniques into business processes that center on the experience of customers, clients, and guests. One such tool that you’ll find at […]

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Why Healthcare is Moving to Cloud: Data Security

The following is the first blog in a series about why healthcare organizations are moving to the cloud. Gone are the days of healthcare organizations wondering if they need to utilize the cloud. They must now decide how to best utilize it. Business and tech leaders report that increasing cloud usage is one of their […]

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5 Digital Transformation Interests for IT Service Providers

Gartner predicts a whopping 70% growth in artificial intelligence (AI), while niche vendors such as KenSci and viz.ai are shaking industries with their industry specific intelligence. In addition, software vendors such as Informatica and Microsoft are heavily investing in putting pervasive AI in their own technologies to efficiently use their software for better augmented intelligence […]

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5 Ways Your Data Warehouse Is Better In the Cloud

According to RightScale’s eighth annual survey, “Cloud Computing Trends: 2019 State of the Cloud Survey”, “A significant number of public cloud users are now leveraging services beyond just the basic compute, storage, and network services.” The survey says relational database services is the most popular extended cloud service and “data warehouse moved up significantly to […]

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Benefits of Application Modernization: Deliver Exceptional CX

Whether you’re building new apps or modernizing legacy ones, cloud provides the agility and scalability your business needs to deploy faster and access advanced IT capabilities. Application modernization enables you to optimize data, accelerate business innovation, and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Part three of this series explores how application modernization allows you to deliver exceptional […]

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Declare Your Independence From Spreadsheets

What is important to you?  That is an important question and your answer(s) to it usually defines how you live your life.  But what about “What is important to you professionally in your career?” Do the answers to that question define how you work, where you work, and what you do with your work?  With […]

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Manage by Exception – Setting up an Alert in Domo

Let’s be honest, we all get them. Some come from our team members, some we even set up ourselves, but after a while, they are ignored and turn to noise. What am I talking about? I’m talking about emailed reports. More specifically routine emailed reports that come because you are afraid to miss out on […]

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Data Architecture and Design Thinking

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci Simplicity is a very important strategy as people are thinking of designing their modern data platforms. Design is often a complex task, so I recommend applying strong design thinking to simple goals as you lead your data architecture teams. I have stood before many architecture review […]

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How to Build a Winning Data Platform

Recently, at Informatica World 2019, I heard the importance of data platform in building AI capabilities for the organization. What is interesting is that Informatica, known for their products delivering the “Switzerland of Data”, is now using AI capabilities to enhance their own suite of products with CLAIRE capabilities. In further exploring a few other […]

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Why We’re Excited for NASCO Converge 2019

Helping Blue Cross Blue Shield Companies Win in the Market This year’s NASCO conference, Converge 2019, will kick-off June 3-6, 2019. This conference will be centered on where collaboration, innovation, and technology intersect. NASCO is a Blue-owned organization, dedicated to helping Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) health plans across the nation build a better healthcare […]

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Data As Experience: Designing For The User

This is a continuation of my Data As Experience Series. My last post in this series focused on Context. In this post, we will discuss a process of designing for the user experience. Designing for The User All too often, I see a report designer think more about how to make a report grab the […]

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AI-Powered Search at Coveo Impact 2019

Coveo Impact is where customers and partners come together to share and learn how AI-powered search provides real business value. This year the cognitive search-focused conference will be held in San Francisco May 22-24, 2019. The Coveo Impact 2019 agenda is packed full of educational sessions that focus on how to improve relevance to support […]

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How Cloud-Based CRMs Are Enhancing Customer Care

Most businesses today wouldn’t know what to do without their customer relationship management (CRM) system. Increasingly, most wouldn’t know what to do without their cloud-based CRM system specifically, either. It is this reliance that shows how important modern CRM systems are to customer care. The way in which businesses have used CRM systems have changed, […]

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Businesses Embrace Cloud

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s Strategic Advisors Consulting Managing Principal, Michael Porter, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. Cloud usage today has gone from a step pursued by bleeding edge innovators to a normal part of everyday business. Indeed, many companies now follow […]

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