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Why Event Driven Architecture Improves Audit & Compliance

Imagine we have a database table of customer details which sits behind a typical web application: ID Name Age Gender Address 1 Ben Smith 33 Male 1 High Street, London 2 Sue Jones 35 Female 1 Low Street, Manchester The majority of screens in the majority of business applications allow direct changes to this table,

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Big Data’s Elephant In The Room

For many years, “Big Data” was a major buzzword in enterprise IT. The theory was that as data volumes grew, we would need different approaches to ingest, store, process and analyse this data and turn it into competitive advantage. Responding to this, many enterprises implemented the associated technologies and architectures – Hadoop, Hortonworks, Datastaxx, MapR,

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How Moving From Batch To Real Time Improves The Customer Experience

Over time, the typical business acquires more and more applications. Some will be bespoke, some off the shelf, some cloud hosted SaaS tools and some in the data centre. Frequently, business requirements will arise where these applications need to be integrated. For instance, every time an order is placed on our eCommerce website, a customer

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Timeflow Demonstration Videos

In recent weeks, we’ve released a number of videos demonstrating Timeflow, our software as a service platform for real time event stream processing. The first two videos show how we can use Timeflow to capture real time business intelligence and operational metrics, based on streaming event data from multiple systems. In these videos we use

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Build Vs Buy For Real Time Event Streaming Platforms

Over the next few years, many businesses are going to be building real time streaming data platforms. The aim will be for data to stream in from many sources and be available earlier for analysis or to power user experiences or business processes in real time. Most of these event streaming architectures will follow a

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What Are Spark & Databricks And How Can They Benefit Your Business?

Imagine you need to analyse and work with a very large dataset.   For most situations, you’ll be able to do this on your laptop or a single server, using a tool such as Matlab, Excel or Python and libraries such as Pandas and NumPy.   However, the challenge comes when your data grows too big to

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What Is Dash, And How Can It Benefit Your Business?

As we know, many companies are looking to use their data more effectively in order to improve efficiency and customer experience.   To achieve this, most business intelligence programmes are involved with building data warehouses and data lakes, and giving dashboards and reports to executives who will review the information at a strategic level.   We believe

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What Is Apache Kafka And What Can It Do For Your Business?

Over time, the typical business acquires more and more applications. Some will be bespoke, some off the shelf, some cloud hosted SaaS tools and some in the data centre. Over time, business requirements arise where these need to be integrated by exchanging data between them. For instance, every time an order is placed on our

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What Is Apache Druid And What Can It Do For Your Business

There are many databases in the world, all offering different features and often serving different use cases. Relational databases such as Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server obviously have the lions share of the market, but there are now hundreds if not thousands of databases including NoSQL, Time Series and Graph Databases. These more niche databases

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Why Embedded Analytics Beat Dashboards & Reports

Most business intelligence or analytics projects are fundamentally building the workflow below, whereby we are taking data from some source, putting it into a centralised warehouse or lake, and then making it available on reports or dashboards to aid human decision making. Those reports or dashboards could be incredibly useful and packed with insights, but

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