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The Importance of Agile ETL in a Post-Brexit World

Many businesses in the United Kingdom will still be responsible for complying with recently introduced European Union data protection rules despite the UK’s historic vote to leave the EU, a decision dubbed “Brexit” (British exit). UK businesses will be subject to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect in April 2018. […]

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The Agile Solution For Successful Analytics Centers of Excellence

Analytics centers of excellence (CoEs) are becoming increasingly important as organizations aim towards transforming into the vaunted data-driven enterprise. However, building an analytics CoE is much easier said than done. Without the right vision and preparation, business leaders are likely to find themselves with an analytics CoE that is chronically underfunded, underutilized, and underwhelming. We […]

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Data Analytics Helps Financial Firms Manage Compliance

In today’s global marketplace, banks are under increasing pressure to keep up with constantly shifting regulatory requirements. However, despite hiring thousands and thousands of risk and compliance personnel, financial services firms just can’t seem to keep their heads above water as they are being hit with additional waves of new regulations. To help compliance officers […]

How to Create an Agile Analytics Environment

To rapidly adapt to market changes in productive and cost-effective ways, organizations worldwide must adopt more data-driven agile approaches to business. But that’s not always an easy proposition given “existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles,” according to an article in InformationWeek. Businesses understand that if they want to succeed in today’s […]

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Lavastorm Product Tour

Watch the video for a full product tour. Lavastorm combines self-service data preparation with advanced analytics capabilities in a single platform which enables business users and IT to build sophisticated analytical applications without requiring coding or months of waiting. Users create graphical dataflows to acquire, prepare, analyze, and publish data, building libraries of visual components which may […]

“How I Did It” by Victor Frankenstein: Building Trusted Reports and Analysis That Improve Results

In the brilliant 1974 American comedy, “Young Frankenstein”, Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, wonderfully portrayed by Gene Wilder, discovers his grandfather Victor’s private journals, cleverly titled “How I Did It”, in which he documented how he had animated the dead. Armed with the “how” from his grandfather’s journals, Frederick decides to resume his grandfather’s experiments, but things […]