July 7, 2021

The Role of the Semantic Layer in a Data Fabric Design

In our first post of this series, we explored the notion of a Data Fabric as a design pattern for assembling technologies and processes to support modern data and analytics infrastructure.   Now that we better understand what data fabric is…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

June 29, 2021

Building a Practical Data Fabric at Scale

Introduction to Data Fabric We have written about the concept of the “Data Fabric” in the past. While not new, it is an increasingly cited topic to help organize the many technologies and strategies employed by enterprise data teams to…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

June 22, 2021

Analytics Query Acceleration in the Age of Cloud Data Platforms

Late last year, Gartner published their first Market Guide for Analytics Query Accelerators (available with Gartner Subscription).  They loosely define this broad set of technologies as providing “[query] optimization on top of semantically flexible data stores, typically associated with data…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

June 16, 2021

How Insurance Companies Can Merge Foursquare Places Data with First-Party Data

Many insurance companies are looking to tap the power of third-party data to gain critical insights into their potential customer base. By blending third-party data with first-party data, these insurance providers can improve their decision-making capabilities through advanced analytics and…

Posted by: Daniel Gray

June 9, 2021

Affinity Federal Credit Union Implements Self-Service Analytics Program

While self-service data analytics requires the right technologies, promoting the use of data throughout an organization demands strong data literacy and non-intrusive governance, as well. During our webinar, How to Scale Self-Service Analytics for Smarter Decision-Making, we spoke with John…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

June 4, 2021

How Data Virtualization Supports BI & Analytics

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…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

June 1, 2021

How to Use a Semantic Layer for Data and Analytics

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…

Posted by: Chris Oshiro

May 26, 2021

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

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…

Posted by: Dave Mariani

May 19, 2021

How Third-Party Data Modeling Enables Smarter Decisions

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…

Posted by: Cort Johnson