Author: Lynda Partner

The Top Four Reasons Cloud Data Platforms and Machine Learning Were Meant For Each Other and How to Make Them Work Well Together

Machine learning (ML) workloads have some unique properties, characteristics and complexity that separate them from less advanced analytics. Developing an ML model requires data scientists to understand what kind of data their model will need, and to run a number…

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Where in a Modern Data Platform Should You Process Your Data?

Data warehouse or data lake? We break down the pros and cons of each In the book Designing Cloud Data Platforms, separating storage from compute is a key tenet of a layered cloud data platform design. It brings scalability, cost…

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Dipping Your Toes Into Building an Analytics Platform on Google Cloud Platform

“We have many disparate data sources and we’re having a hard time getting a global view of all our data across our organization.” “Our data is currently all in <enter data warehouse name here> and we want to migrate it…

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How Pythian and Google helped reduce pesticide use in high-value crops

Semios is a Vancouver-based data analytics company for growers of high-value crops such as almonds and apples. It uses a combination of machine learning, in-crop wireless networks and half a million IoT sensors across 80,000 acres to offer real-time monitoring…

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Infographic: What is Data Governance?

An explainer on achieving consistency, trustworthiness, and accessibility across your data estate. The Wild West might be entertaining in movies or TV, but it’s the equivalent of a horror show when it comes to your organization’s data. That’s why strong…

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The Shift in Top Big Data Analytics Trends for 2020

The Shift in Top Big Data Analytics Trends as We Enter 2020

In 2019, we forecasted and highlighted the top trends in big data analytics. Today we will be revisiting this topic to explore how the trends have progressed as time has evolved. As we dive deeper into the digital age, the…

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The top 5 reasons you need a data governance strategy

The concept of good governance is key to any high functioning society and economy. It helps establish and maintain trust between constituents and their representatives, along with setting the stage for people and organizations to operate within a well-defined framework…

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Defining “real-time’ or ‘streaming’ analytics and its use cases

This is the first in a series on real-time or streaming data analytics best practices, including terminology, system design and examples of real-world success. In this initial post, we’ll focus on terminology and possible use cases. When launching a multi-part…

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Cloud Maturity: How cricket, fashion and mining organizations adopted cloud for data success 

Lynda Partner, Pythian VP Marketing and Analytics, is presenting tales of cloud analytics success at the Big Data and Analytics Summit Canada in Toronto. It’s not often said that cricket batsmen, luxury fashion buyers, and mining engineers have much in…

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Are reverse cloud migrations a thing?

At Pythian, we spend the vast majority of our time helping our customers take full advantage of the public cloud. But there is always that tiny percentage that comes to us asking if we can move them from the cloud…

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