Blog Series – Using the Cloudera Distribution #1: Pre-Cloudera Setup / Architecture

This blog is the first of two which will cover using the Cloudera distribution: #1 Pre-Cloudera Setup/Architecture and #2 Cloudera Installation. The target audience are companies with data that is on the cusp of the “big data” label (think the three V’s). We will be placing a larger emphasis on the pre-cluster setup from a […]

My Favorite Qlik Sense Extensions

Qlik Sense extensions are a way that anyone can easily implement enhanced functionality or visualizations not available “out of the box”.  They create new ways to visualize data and enhance how users can interact with the app.  They can integrate with other systems via API and do it all using open standards like JavaScript.  Today […]

The Holiday Season is in Full Effect, Now What?

By: Scott Jennings-Director, Industry Solutions – Retail Sector at Qlik   Black Friday & Cyber Monday both set new records for online sales in 2016.  Black Friday accounted for $3.34 billion in online sales and Cyber Monday accounted for $3.45 billion in sales.  In addition, Black Friday was the first day in history where mobile […]

Big Data Causing a Shift in Marketing and Sales Tactics

Big Data’s application is ubiquitous, and it’s revolutionizing how industries operate in the 21st century. One department that’s especially benefiting from the adaptation of Big Data is marketing and sales. By adopting it as a tool to help the marketing and sales department work more effectively, organizations are seeing an increase in sales. The auto […]

ACA Flight Logs QlikSense Demo

To fly as the hawk and eagle has been mankind's dream for centuries. Modern sailplanes make soaring flight possible, and with them humans can fly higher, faster, and farther than the greatest of birds, using only an invisible force of nature to stay aloft. The sport is called "soaring" and to pilot as well as […]

Data Analytics and Data Science for Private Businesses – A Primer

Big Data is a buzzword that has become part of our business lexicon in recent years. What exactly “Big Data” means,however, remains amorphous. For most private businesses, (such as ours) it denotes something useful to only the largest corporations, who have the financial resources to delve into the murky world of web generated data bases, […]

Strata 2016: Data preparation solutions are one of the major keys in adopting Big Data platforms on an enterprise level

For years and years business companies relied on proprietary products with sometimes expensive licenses and hardware to run on. These products ensured quality and reliability, while open-source software enjoyed a perception of being a sort of a playground or only good for a science project, not ready for production in the enterprise. When the Big Data revolution […]