Why Serverless Is The Future For Data & Analytics Platforms

In the bad old days, the first step when building a database, analytics or business intelligence solution would be to order or provision a…

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Why We Moved From Druid To Clickhouse

Recently, our team have been working on a data product which can be used to provide real time analytics to business users. In order to…

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Real Time Streaming Analytics On AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a large suite of products and services for data and analytics. These include managed databases, data lake…

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What Is Data Engineering?

What is Data Engineering and why is it growing in importance?

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Combining Clickhouse MergeTree Engines and Materialized Views

Why Databricks is experiencing significant market success.

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Introducing Timeflow Academy

Today we have pleasure announcing Timeflow Academy , our platform for helping new and experienced Data Engineers level up their skills…

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From Historical Dashboards To Automated Interventions

Historically, business intelligence initiatives have focussed on providing self service dashboards and reports which are used to surface…

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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 based on data lakes and data warehouses…

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Is Real Time Analytics Possible With A Data Warehouse

Data Warehouse technology has been the beating heart of business intelligence for many decades. Typically, these Data Warehouses act as the…

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Stream Processing vs The Data Warehouse For Real Time Analytics

Imagine that an eCommerce company would like to see a real-time summary of orders that have been placed in the last hour in order to…

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Real Time Analytics - Use Cases In Transport & Travel

Whilst the online travel market is growing significantly, it is also a competitive and fast moving market with some margin challenges…

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Real Time Analytics - Use Cases In Capital Markets

The Capital Markets industry was one of the first truly data driven industries, creating huge volumes of trading and market data and then…

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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 their business efficiency and customer…

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

An introduction to Apache Druid, the high performance real time database

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Why Embedded Analytics Beat Dashboards & Reports

Most Business Intelligence or analytics projects today aim to deliver reports and dashboards as the eventual output. The idea is that…

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Real Time Anomaly Detection Using Data Stored In Apache Druid

Apache Druid is an open source database which is well suited for real time, analytical workloads. Druid is the database which underlies…

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The Risks Of Consumption Based Pricing For Analytics Tools

Broadly, there are three ways to price any subscription software product: Consumption Based - where the price charged is based entirely on…

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The Challenges Of Stream Processing Applications

The idea of processing a stream of events to generate business value is a relatively simple one to understand. We also believe it is a…

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Stateless and Stateful Event Processing

Comparing stateless and stateful event stream processing

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Real Time Data and Analytics

The vast majority of Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions in place today operate on out-of-date, backwards looking, historical data…

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Real Time Closed Loop Analytics

Many companies today are interested in using data to improve their business and customer experience. Most of these initiatives ultimately…

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Emitting Apache Druid Metrics To Kafka

Apache Druid captures detailed metrics about how it is operating and performing, including query performance, memory usage, CPU utilisation…

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How DBT DevOps Enables Data Teams

How DBT raises the bar for Data Engineering teaams.

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Why OpenTelemetry Has The Potential To Simplify IT Operations

Telemetry is about collecting information from remote sources and bringing it back into a centralised location for analysis and monitoring…

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Rise Of The Citizen Data Scientist

An introduction to Apache Kafka

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

An introduction to Apache Kafka

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What Is The Data Lakehouse Pattern?

Introduction to the Data Lakehouse pattern

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Building A DBT Model In Snowflake

A short demo of building a DBT model against Snowflake.

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Streaming Technology - Sourcing Events

In order to move towards (Event Streaming and Event Based Architecture) /in-business-everything-is-an-event , the first thing we need to do…

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Free Guide - An Overview Of Streaming Data Technology

Many companies are looking to use their data more effectively in order to improve their customer experience and the efficiency of their…

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Why Databricks Is Winning In The Data & Analytics Market

Why Databricks is experiencing significant market success.

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How DBT Helps Data Engineers Work Like Software Engineers

How DBT improves practices for data engineers

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Integrating Apache Druid With Plotly & Dash

Integrating Druid with Plotly and Dash to build interactive applications and visualisations

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Deriving Real Time Events From Legacy Systems

As we know, a lot of business intelligence and data processing within enterprises is batch based, where periodically (e.g. daily) we…

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Moving Towards Real Time Data & Analytics

As your business operates day to day, a number of events are taking place. Examples include orders, dispatches, customer enquiries or…

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Forecasting Using Data Stored In Apache Druid

Forecasting using Data stored in Apache Druid.

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Databricks Structured Streaming Example

Databricks structured streaming is the modern way to work with streaming data in Spark.

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Materialised Views On Event Streams

Imagine we have a stream of events representing new orders: Much of the move to event driven architecture is about responding to these…

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Using Real Time Data To Guide Employee Next Best Action

There has been a long held concern as to whether “Artificial Intelligence” will ultimately, replace humans en masse in the workforce. For…

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Why Data & Analytics Become Critical Post Pandemic

It's clear that the pandemic will lead to significant changes for businesses and the markets that they operate in. Despite a challenging…

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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: Name Address Gender Lifetime Spend Ben…

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Big Datas 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…

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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…

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Step Away From The Dashboard

I often comment that dashboards are limiting the potential of what businesses achieve with data and analytics. The idea of a dashboard…

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Is Your Procurement Department Throttling Your Ability To Innovate?

Big Corp Enterprise LTD are in the business of making widgets. They are a huge business and have led their industry for decades. However…

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Moving From Batch To Streaming Extract, Transform and Load

There are many situations in Enterprise IT where we need to move, copy or integrate datasets. For example, populating a centralised data…

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From Titanic Releases To 10,000 Speedboats With Continuous Delivery

Does your software release process look anything like this.... Releases are big events marked months ahead on the calendar; A lot of…

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In Business, Everything Is An Event

Imagine a simple customer interaction for an eCommerce business: A customer visits the website and browses some products; They browse…

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