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User Story: The Journey to Self-Service Data Analytics

User Story: The Journey to Self-Service Data Analytics

July 29, 2021 by Dave Mariani Use Case

Self-service data analytics is a major milestone for many enterprises, but it often requires an iterative approach to data and analytics architectures to get there. Learn more about how a multi-billion dollar consumer packaged goods leader built a world-class self-service analytics capability after investing in modernizing their highly siloed data architecture.  Through careful  investment in […]

Augmented Analytics: The Convergence of BI and Data Science

Augmented Analytics: The Convergence of BI and Data Science

July 27, 2021 by Daniel Gray Analytics Strategy

One of the defining themes of digital transformation is the proliferation of AI-driven insights across all enterprise business processes. With the growth of cloud data platforms, the complexity of managing big data has been radically reduced. The availability of powerful enterprise AI platforms dramatically simplify the process of building and deploying AI/ML models. And while finding […]

Accessing Analysis-Ready Third-Party Data with a Semantic Layer

Accessing Analysis-Ready Third-Party Data with a Semantic Layer

July 20, 2021 by Daniel Gray How-to / Tutorial

In a previous post, we talked about using AtScale’s semantic layer to merge Foursquare Places data with first-party data. By blending third-and first-party data, organizations can improve their decision-making capabilities using advanced analytics and predictive data modeling. In this post, let’s take a look at how a national retail chain that sells bikes could make […]

How a Semantic Layer Improves Tableau Performance for Dimensional Analysis

How a Semantic Layer Improves Tableau Performance for Dimensional Analysis

July 15, 2021 by Josh Epstein AtScale Technology

I have always been a fan of Tableau, and we have written before on the powerful combination of Tableau and AtScale. With Tableau expanding on  its BI and Analytics position with their Salesforce.com acquisition, the potential for building powerful BI programs on AtScale and Tableau are all the more powerful.   Tableau entered the market eighteen […]

How AtScale Uses Aggregates to Optimize Query Performance

How AtScale Uses Aggregates to Optimize Query Performance

July 13, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics Strategy

The use of data aggregations (i.e. aggregates) to accelerate query performance is a common practice for data engineering teams, but the question remains how to balance resources like time and compute consumption in the aggregation process. Rather than relying on manual data engineering, AtScale accelerates analytics query performance using a novel combination of autonomous aggregate […]

5 Benefits of a Semantic Layer in a Data Fabric Design

5 Benefits of a Semantic Layer in a Data Fabric Design

July 8, 2021 by Dave Mariani Uncategorized

In the first post of this series on Data Fabrics, we defined the enterprise data fabric design pattern and how it can transform your data and analytics operations into a self managing, data factory. And, in our second piece, we explored where a semantic layer fits within (or alongside) the data fabric. In this third […]