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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:57:22 +0000

Big Data Journey: A few battle scars later

In this vodcast interview – three of the main people involved in our Big Data Journey discuss battle scars and what we’ve learned. They discuss everything from the 4vs, data capture, storage and security to Hadoop, Redshift and Elasticsearch. Interview text below. It’s been two years and we’ve now delivered our third big data project. […]

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:22:37 +0000

Analytics in M&A and Market Intelligence

We catch up with David Crout, Director of the MAMI team at PMSI to find out what his team do and how analytics can play a role in M&A and Market Intelligence.

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:46:11 +0000

Goldilocks and the D3 Bears

Author: John Kiernander As open-source software goes from strength-to-strength, one area particularly close to my heart is that of charting libraries and APIs.  Like many areas of software, the open-source community has revolutionised the way that data is presented on the web. Arguably the most significant open-source visualisation project is called D3 (data-driven documents), however […]

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:43:59 +0000

A Single Version of the truth – Is it just a myth?

Author: Nadya Chernusheva Why do we hear companies talking about a “single version of the truth”? It is because of the frustration they have experienced when multiple people argue about which numbers are correct rather than focusing on what the metrics mean. Finding out what the metrics really mean would allow them to improve operational […]

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:30:31 +0000

Scoring an A in Analytics

Author: Nick Petrow Remember when you were in school and your teacher assigned a big group project? What was the first thing you and your group did? I am willing to bet that, at least once, you found the easiest way was to split it and assign one segment to each group member. You then […]