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Artificial intelligence life cycle

November 2, 2023

Organizations today are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to answer complex business questions. They often follow an artificial intelligence development life cycle to...

State of data catalogs 2023: The battle for your metadata

October 31, 2023

The writing is on the wall that although vendors will support open file formats such as parquet, orc and avro, table format metadata is highly coveted as the next frontier of lock-in and will be tightly controlled and owned by some vendors while other vendors will continue to offer true open architectures ensuring no data (and now metadata) lock-in…

Starburst Galaxy: The magic glue that secures flexible supply chain data for 7Bridges clients

October 24, 2023

The biggest benefit of Starburst Galaxy, for me personally, is that I save months and months of work so we can get the business value faster and focus more on the things on the data side.

Exploring data analytics in the insurance sector

October 19, 2023

On October 4th, I joined the fantastic Jonas Piela to record the next episode of the “Digital Insurance Podcast” series. Jonas hosts discussions with...

A data lakehouse as a hybrid solution

October 17, 2023

Data lakehouses, also known as modern data lakes, are a hybrid solution that combines the functionality of data lakes, data warehouses, and databases into...

Data-driven innovation: If you want to innovate with data, this is what you should do!

September 14, 2023

Answering predetermined questions was based on a centralized and well-articulated data model, but failed to enable data exploration, experimentation and evolution of the data-driven business strategy. These failures only get worse with time as more data needs to be integrated and the platform becomes more fragile to change. Ultimately this fails to deliver timely and competitive business results. As we’ve seen, providing known data to answer known questions can be done using many well-known data architectures, but that’s only part of the story.  

The benefits of a data warehouse vs. data lake vs. data lakehouse

August 29, 2023

Adopting a data lakehouse architecture over a traditional data warehouse comes with many business benefits. In fact, these differences are often the key reason that organizations make the transition from older technologies to modern ones. Let’s explore the business case for the adoption of a data lakehouse, also known as modern data lake, and see how it can improve versatility, maintain performance, and reduce costs. To do this, we’ll compare the differences between a data warehouse and data lake then discuss the hybrid advantage of a data lakehouse. 

What data engineers can learn from lean manufacturing

August 24, 2023

Starburst offers a shift – a shift left to a more lean model of delivering data for analytics bringing the compute to the data, instead of the data to the compute.

BestSecret’s data journey: Moving beyond Snowflake

August 16, 2023

Of all the seventy-plus speakers at the festival, there was one presentation that I found to be particularly interesting – and not because the speaker also happens to be our customer. That presentation was from Lutz Künneke, Director of Engineering, and Isa Inalcik, Senior Data Engineer, at BestSecret, a leading European online destination for off-price fashion based near Munich, Germany. As Künneke got to the stage, the first words out of his mouth were: “We are moving off of Snowflake.” 

Operationalizing data products at scale with AI

August 14, 2023

We explore how AI and data products are coming together to improve the user experience and to accelerate the delivery of innovative business solutions. Some of these are based on conceptual discussions, and others are based on actual use cases. Early strategic vision is usually painted with some crayons (curiosity and imagination) and watercolors (experience and detail). 

Harnessing Trino for performance engineering and data analytics at Salesforce

August 8, 2023

Learn how Salesforce uses Trino for data analytics and performance engineering, boosting service availability and customer experiences through efficient insights and real-time data access.

Narrow the evidence gap in patient care with faster access to real-world evidence

July 18, 2023

Clinicians often make critical patient-care decisions based on anecdotal observations and personal experiences, emphasizing the urgent need for faster access to real-world evidence to support and enhance clinical decision-making.

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