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How to Build a Feature Store with a Semantic Layer

How to Build a Feature Store with AtScale

November 29, 2021 by Josh Epstein Analytics & Strategy

AtScale was conceived as an independent semantic layer for data and analytics for business intelligence users. Leading BI teams use AtScale to create enterprise metrics hubs, enabling self-serve access to a consistent source of metrics that are tied to data platforms with managed data pipelines. The feature stores employed by the enterprise AI and data […]

The Art and Science of Accelerating Cloud-Scale Business Intelligence and Analytics

The Art and Science of Accelerating Cloud-Scale Business Intelligence and Analytics

November 3, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

“Speed of Thought Analytics” is a somewhat vague term that refers to the user experience of people interacting with data. Generically it can be taken to mean analytics performance that supports the navigation of data at a pace in sync with the cognitive reasoning of the user. This can vary by use case – a […]

What is a Universal Semantic Layer? Why Would You Want One?

November 2, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

I am a software engineer and I like abstractions. I like abstractions because done correctly an abstraction will factor complexity down to a level where I don’t have to spend any brain cycles thinking about it. Abstraction lets me work with a well thought out interface designed to let me accomplish more without having to […]

Why You Need Next-Gen OLAP

November 2, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

Before You Break Up with OLAP While relationships can be challenging at times, they are hopefully worth the effort. When your significant other repeatedly leaves the cap off the toothpaste or leaves dirty dishes in the sink, it might drive you crazy. Our relationship with technology is no different. If you’re like me, you still […]

The 1990's Called. They Want their OLAP Back.

The 1990’s Called. They Want their OLAP Back.

November 2, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

*Author’s Note: This is an update to the blog post “The 1990’s Called, They Want Their OLAP Back,” which was originally published here.  For many enterprises, OLAP and “Cube” had become dirty words. When asked if people had experience with “cubes”, I have heard people say:  How do you handle data explosion? How do you handle […]

The Universal Semantic Layer. More Important than Ever.

November 2, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics & Strategy

There’s been a lot of news lately about semantic layers. Google and Tableau announced their plans to connect Tableau to Looker’s semantic layer. It’s great to see the industry recognize the importance of the semantic layer in the new cloud analytics stack. My founders and I started AtScale in 2013 because we believed that an […]