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January 23, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Kieran O’Driscoll

We believe in our team as much as we believe in the promises of our technology. When you join team AtScale, you join a team of supportive colleagues who foster a culture that provides you with the tools and support to reach your career goals. Today we’re excited to introduce you to Kieran O’Driscoll, Business […]

January 22, 2020

What is Agile Data Modeling?

Data modeling is the act of assembling and curating data for a particular analytical goal, typically performed by data engineers. Agile data modeling describes a more simplified provisioning of data models, allowing business users to create their own models. This reduces or eliminates the need for human data engineers to provision data, considerably expediting the […]

January 15, 2020

Digital Transformation Arrives with Next-Gen Intelligent Data Virtualization

91% of businesses today are facing persistent barriers to digital transformation and are looking to make major investments in security and compliance, multi-cloud, self-service analytics and artificial intelligence. Only too aware of operating in a ‘transform or die’ landscape, performance is becoming table stakes. The next hurdle to overcome is ensuring that analytics keeps pace […]

January 13, 2020

Data Liberation: The Rise of True Self-Service Analytics

In an ever-accelerating information age, the companies most likely to succeed are the ones that not only glean the most profitable insights from their data, but do it faster and more nimbly than their competitors. In fact, according to ESG, companies that have successfully transformed their internal data cultures operate with 18x greater confidence: 72% […]

January 8, 2020

How to Achieve True Big Data Analytics with Today’s Data

In order for big data analytics to work optimally, data must be consumerized–that is, it must be readily available to all stakeholders across the organization in a self-service manner, while ensuring reliability and security.  What are the most common barriers to that? The Challenges Proliferation of platforms Data infrastructure is changing rapidly. For forty years, […]

December 31, 2019

Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

If you’ve been following the AtScale blog throughout the years, we hope that we have provided you with content that has furthered your understanding of the big data analytics landscape and who we are as a company. Of these articles, we’ve explored concepts and best practices for data technology, responded to pressing industry news, and […]

December 30, 2019

Where Do You See Big Data and Analytics in 2020?

Which cloud data platform will be most popular in 2020? How many companies are performing artificial intelligence in the cloud? What’s the biggest challenge organizations are facing with BI on the cloud? You tell us!Since 2016, in collaboration with our partners, we’ve collected and synthesized responses from thousands of big data & analytics leaders like […]

December 23, 2019

Security & Governance in Action

Security and governance are top of mind in an era where data is everywhere and bad actors are trying to steal it.  But it’s not just hackers we need to worry about. Providing inappropriate data access to people inside the firewall can be just as damaging to our customers and our company’s reputation. There are […]

December 19, 2019

Top 5 Big Data Analytics Tools of 2019

With the seasons changing, it is no secret that the days are getting shorter, streets are being dressed in all things that luster, and fallen temperatures are suggesting that you add layers to your wardrobe. All of these changes signifying the year’s end (well, at least for those of us here in New England). As […]

December 18, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Patrick Toole

No great accomplishment is made by one person alone. At AtScale, everything that we achieve is because of the collaboration among our team. Today we introduce you to Patrick Toole, Director of Product Management, who shares what it’s like to be a part of the AtScale team and why to him, there is no such […]

December 17, 2019

Big Data Analytics in the Cloud for Today’s Distributed and Diverse Data

Last week, my good friend David Menninger and I discussed the state of Big Data analytics and its future in our webinar “How Distributed, Diverse Data has Transformed Big Data Analytics”.  As the Research Director at Ventana, David highlighted some important industry and market trends in Big Data.  I was able to corroborate many of […]

December 16, 2019

The Art of Social Media: Top Tech Influencers Who Impacted Big Data & Analytics in 2019

These days, it often feels like we’re living in two worlds: the physical and the online. Throughout human history, we’ve discovered numerous forms of communication. In the early days, we developed speech and languages, which later led to symbols and written text, which drove us to where we are today: social media.  Whether you’re a user […]

December 12, 2019

How AtScale Makes Tableau Even Better

I consider myself to be an early adopter of Tableau.  I discovered Tableau Desktop back in 2007 when I was CTO for Bluelithium.  I bought a copy with my personal credit card and expensed it to the company.  What I found so revolutionary about Tableau was the emotion it created when I used it.  It […]

December 2, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Dan Dosch

AtScale was founded with one goal: to unleash the power of your data while eliminating business disruption. After six years, we are proud to say that we are still being guided by the same principle. How are we able to do that? Today we’re excited to introduce you to Dan Dosch, Lead Software Engineer, who […]

November 26, 2019

With Hadoop in Decline, What’s Next for Big Data?

Hadoop hasn’t lived up to its early promise.  Enterprises in North America are already investing in their third generation data lake, with the same goal of “democratizing data” at scale. The goal of Governed Self-Service providing business insights, and ultimately enabling AI and ML initiatives that automate decisions, is a virtuous one. Let’s look where […]

November 21, 2019

AtScale: A Better SSAS

My co-founders and I started AtScale to change the trajectory of the analytics tools of our day.  As consumers of tools like Microstrategy, Qlik and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) at Yahoo!, we were often disappointed by the complexity of doing what we thought were simple things, and we failed to make these tools that […]

November 20, 2019

Three Benefits of a Big Data Fabric

Gartner projects that by 2020, 35 percent of enterprise organizations will implement data virtualization as an alternative to data integration.  Data virtualization delivers a single view of organizational data without having to physically integrate it, allowing enterprises to use their data, no matter where it’s actually stored, to produce fast, timely insights.  With intelligent data […]

November 19, 2019

Employee Spotlight: Martin Carrillo

At AtScale, we’re only as successful as our customers. Everyday, we strive to make sure that our customers are equipped with the right tools and support that they need to succeed. Who is behind these operations? Today we introduce you to a key player of our customer success team, Martin Carrillo.  What’s your role here […]

November 18, 2019

Leaving Las Vegas: Recap of the 2019 Tableau Conference

Wow! What a week we had with one of the biggest data communities in the world at the Tableau Conference in Las Vegas. This year’s event had about 20,000 data-driven people from all industries and all-sized organizations. And, we were able to talk with a lot of members of one of the biggest data communities […]

November 12, 2019

The Future of Data Warehousing

Surprise! You never would have guessed the future is in the cloud. We should not be overly concerned with “the future” of data warehousing. The past five years have brought fundamental new capabilities at the platform level and most organizations are wrestling with adopting these new technologies. We should be focused on “the now” of […]