Pushing event analytics to the edge

In my last post, we examined the growing importance of event stream processing to predictive and prescriptive analytics. In the example we discussed, we looked at how all the event streams from point-of-sale systems from multiple retail locations are absorbed at a centralized point for analysis. Yet the beneficiaries of those […]

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Data management for analysis – Feeding the analytical monster more than once

(Otherwise known as Truncate – Load – Analyze – Repeat!) After you’ve prepared data for analysis and then analyzed it, how do you complete this process again?  And again? And again? Most analytical applications are created to truncate the prior data, load new data for analysis, analyze it and repeat […]

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Event stream processing and/or real-time processing

Event stream processing (ESP) and real-time processing (RTP) so often come up in the same conversation that it begs the question if they are one and the same. The short answer is yes and/or no. But since I don’t need the other kind of ESP to know that you won’t […]

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Event stream processing: Think "rapid"

What sends a data management product to the top of the “hot” list? In a word – speed. Especially when that speed can gracefully accommodate the huge world of streaming data from the Internet of Things. One of SAS’ hottest (and recently enhanced) products, SAS Event Stream Processing is an […]

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Social media: The case for event stream data

@philsimon on the need to adopt new tools to understand events.

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Data management lessons from Google

@philsimon says that, yes, we can learn a great deal.

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Filter, format and deliver: Managing data for analytics

In the last post, we talked about creating the requirements for the data analytics, and profiling the data prior to load.  Now, let’s consider how to filter, format and deliver that data to the analytics application. Filter – the act of selecting the data of interest to be used in the […]

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Accurate data definitions: The keystone to trusted data analytics?

One area that often gets overlooked when building out a new data analytics solution is the importance of ensuring accurate and robust data definitions. This is one of those issues that is difficult to detect because unlike a data quality defect, there are no alarms or reports to indicate a […]

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Business needs and performance expectations: Data management for analytics

In the last few days, I have heard the term “data lake” bandied about in various client conversations. As with all buzz-term simplifications, the concept of a “data lake” seems appealing, particularly when it is implied to mean “a framework enabling general data accessibility for enterprise information assets.” And of […]

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Differentiating process, persistence, and publication: Data management for analytics

As part of two of our client engagements, we have been tasked with providing guidance on an analytics environment platform strategy. More concretely, the goal is to assess the systems that currently compose the “data warehouse environment” and determine what the considerations are for determining the optimal platforms to support […]

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