Data Analytics Importance To Time Travel

A couple of things about me that might be of help when reading this… I’m an avid reader (~70% Sci-Fi), and I’m a cyclist. I use books to escape and rides to decompress, think, and wander. Like chapters of a book, while riding, there are certain topics I return to from time to time. A [...]

Joe Pagano | 
January 24th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

I’m Making a List and Checking It Twice…

OK, so I’ve sent a pile of presents from Amazon, lined up a James Bond rerun, added “Love Actually” to my Netflix playlist, split enough oak for the holidays, ordered a tin of celebration chocolates, and now comes the obligatory Top 10 Predictions list for 2018. This year after noodling the question, I have some [...]

Guy Churchward | 
December 20th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Top Ten Takeaways from Apex Big Data World 2017

This year, DataTorrent presented the first ever Apex Big Data World users conferences in Pune, India and Mountain View, California. We had over 400 folks who attended each conference and close to 70 speakers representing various industries that are playing in the big data space. From retail companies looking to gain a competitive advantage with [...]

Patrick Moran | 
December 13th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

In 2018, You’ll Hear the Starter Gun for Humanity’s Cretaceous–Paleocene: Which Path Will We Take?

I just finished binge listening to the last few chapters of Dan Brown's latest novel Origin which has inspired me to put pen to paper on what's potentially on the horizon as we evolve data science, real-time data analytics, ML and AI. Added to this, I just upgraded my Wi-Fi to a mesh at home, [...]

Guy Churchward | 
December 11th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

How Do You Know You’re Finally Ready to Succeed with Big Data?

It's been said that we learn the most from the things we hate to do… I do not know who said it, but it is clear that "hard problems" create lasting memories, both good and bad. Take for example some work we have been doing with our customers over the past few months. We surveyed [...]

Jeff Bettencourt | 
December 6th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

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

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

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