Contrary to Wikipedia and My Own Fascination, I think I Actually Coined the Phrase “Data Lake.” Well, Sort of…

Back in 2014, I was sitting in a meeting room in Las Vegas at EMC World on a grueling schedule of back to back meetings. As part of the patter, the temptation was to talk about "their today" and "our collective" future. I specifically recall talking about the phrase David Goulden coined called the "sea [...]

Guy Churchward | 
November 2nd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Fast Big Data Visualization in DataTorrent RTS

Motivation A business user often comes across questions like "What were the sales for particular a product for the past years?" or "What are the top ten geographies for a particular market segment?" These questions can be answered by an analyst, but not without compiling complex queries which then run for a significant period of [...]

Bhupesh Chawda | 
November 1st, 2017|Technical|0 Comments

What Gordon Ramsey’s Top 10 Tips for Starting a Restaurant Have to do with Deploying a Big Data Real-Time Analytics Application

To be clear, I’m a foodie, not a food snob. They're often blurred, but in my case, I warm to good food and shy away from shi shi happening joints. That said if a restaurant hits all the marks and it's a special occasion, then I am all in as long as the bang for [...]

Guy Churchward | 
October 25th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Fast Big Data Application Stack

As enterprises leverage big data and cloud, they continue to face problems in operability & productization. As a result, this slows down their progress in transforming into a data-driven business. To increase the success rates for big data projects, they need to have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and faster time to value [...]

Amol Kekre | 
September 27th, 2017|Technical|0 Comments

One Fraud Prevention App For Multiple Payment Channels

When it comes to buying things we all love variety. Variety in the ways we can make purchases, variety in the ways we can make payments and variety in the devices we can use. We love this variety so much, that it is estimated omni-channel retail sales will hit $1.8 trillion this year. While variety [...]

Priyanka Gugale | 
September 26th, 2017|Technical|0 Comments

Integration of Gateway and Apex with 3rd party log aggregation tools

Introduction During execution, Gateway and Apex generate event log records that provide an audit trail. This can be used to understand the activity of the system and to diagnose problems. Usually, the event log records are stored into a local file system and later can be used for analysis and diagnostic. Gateway also provides an [...]

Sergey Golovko | 
September 6th, 2017|Technical|0 Comments

Transcending Customer Pain Points by Delivering Applications…Starting with Payment Fraud Prevention

I recall reading an article claiming 70% of Hadoop deployments will fail to deliver in 2017. This seemed pretty high but the fact is that Hadoop, Big Data, real-time analytics, AI, ML etc. are tricky to code and even harder to stand up 7/24 "lights out" style. At DataTorrent, we pride ourselves on creating Apache [...]

Guy Churchward | 
August 28th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Angels and Demons But Which One’s Which? The Exploitation of Omni-channel

We embarked recently in producing a retail fraud prevention solution where it was key we had to enrich and cycle data through "account takeover," "card payments," and "chargeback" assets to assert a "faster than fraudsters" approach to keeping the barbarians at the gates. With the fast pace of evolving technology in retail and their voracious [...]

Guy Churchward | 
August 16th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

The Dance Courting Investors: Demonstrating Why a Noisy Market is Preferred

About three times a week I meet with venture fund companies and walk through an orchestrated dance which goes something like this: They take immediate control and explain who they are. They move onto their company and the size of their fund. They show they have interest in my company’s specific space with relevant examples, [...]

Guy Churchward | 
August 7th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Keep Calm & Instrument: An Idiot’s Guide to Identifying Themes in Every New President or CEO Job

I got asked yesterday what it’s like getting airdropped into a job with little visibility. The funny thing is, I can’t really remember when the last time I wasn't in such a maneuver. It doesn't matter what the company’s size is or your responsibilities in the company -- it’s very rare to have the full [...]

Guy Churchward | 
July 24th, 2017|Business|0 Comments