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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 […]

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 […]

How Data Virtualization Supports BI & Analytics

How Data Virtualization Supports BI & Analytics

June 4, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics Strategy

Data virtualization refers to a general technology approach of abstracting data away from physical data sources, including data warehouses, data lakes, application data, without having to copy or move it. Data virtualization solutions are generally grouped in with other data integration technologies including ETL and ELT approaches.  AtScale is sometimes grouped in with traditional data […]

How to Use a Semantic Layer for Data and Analytics

June 1, 2021 by Chris Oshiro Analytics Strategy

You may have heard the term semantic layer before, as it’s been around for some time. Semantic layers were invented to mold relational databases and their SQL dialects into an approachable interface for business users. Until recently, however, the semantic layer was always closely tied to a business intelligence (BI) platform. As long as enterprises […]

A Semantic Layer for Shared Data with Secure, Open Source Delta Sharing

May 26, 2021 by Dave Mariani Analytics Strategy, AtScale Technology

AtScale is a launch partner for the new, open source Delta Sharing project. We see the tremendous value in establishing an open source protocol for data sharing within modern cloud data architectures. Enterprise business intelligence and data science teams are expanding their interest beyond their first-party data to include sharing second-party data with partners and […]

How Third-Party Data Modeling Enables Smarter Decisions

How Third-Party Data Modeling Enables Smarter Decisions

May 19, 2021 by Cort Johnson Analytics Strategy

While the use of external data has been around for a long time in some industries, the demand for more data sources continues to grow across all verticals. In fact, research by Forrester and Pitney Bowes found that 92% of analysts believe their organization needs to increase the use of third-party data. That’s because enterprises […]