Proven Practices

Technical tips, tricks and proven practices from the desks of our renowned consulting team.

16 Sep 2016

Ironside Uncovers TM1 SSL Certificate Expiration Issue

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Financial Performance Management, IBM, Press Releases, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ironside recently reported a new issue to IBM that is now confirmed as having an impact on all TM1 sites regardless of version. The Ironside Managed Services team uncovered the issue while troubleshooting a client's environment. "In our efforts to secure an environment for one of our larger insurance clients, it was noticed that the [...]

5 Jul 2016

Ironside Presents at Boston Scalable R Analytics Meetup

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Data Science, Events, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ironside experts Dan Gouveia and Chi Shu recently got the chance to share knowledge with our local analytics community at the Scalable R Analytics Meetup in Cambridge, MA. Presenting to a packed room, Chi and Dan dove into several ways that R's powerful data science capabilities could be scaled to apply to much larger, enterprise-level [...]

21 Jun 2016

Agile Data Warehousing with Spark

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Information Management, Infrastructure, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Data discovery is a “new” technique that takes a less formal and more agile approach to analyzing data. Okay, well, it’s not really new -- people have been doing this with spreadsheets for decades -- but the products that support it have improved greatly and have forced a more formal consideration of these techniques. The [...]

20 Jun 2016

The Newbie Data Science Guide: Beginning Advanced Analytics

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Data Science, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many of you have heard buzzwords such as “data science,” “big data,” or the “Internet of Things” before. You’re able to piece together that these fields relate to each other and deal with analyzing data in some way, but maybe you’re not so sure what these terms really mean. That’s what I’m here to help [...]

6 Jun 2016

Ironside and Domo Partner for Flexible Self-Service Analytics

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Data Visualization, Domo, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ironside's partners help us empower our clients and deliver value from data and analytics using the best technology for their particular business needs, which is why we're excited to announce that we've added Domo to that list. Domo's flexible, collaborative, and intuitive platform represents a strong approach to modern self-service analytics, and being a Domo partner lets us bring our [...]

6 Jun 2016

Domo Marketing Analytics: A Case for Rapid Data Discovery

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Data Visualization, Domo, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Domo is a tool that has stood out among the many data discovery-oriented analytics solutions now hitting the market thanks to how quickly it can have a practical impact on specific functional or industry business cases. It represents the realities of modern business: The questions organizations ask to support decision making are constantly evolving. Traditional [...]

17 May 2016

Ironside Tech Tip: Show Cube Sizes in BI Reports

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, Reporting, Tech Tip|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cubes (including Cognos PowerCubes and Dynamic Cubes, as well as other file-based cube technologies) are well-known, commonly used, and valuable data sources in reporting.  As specially indexed binary files, report performance with cubes is generally robust, however when cube files grow very large (or there is high simultaneous demand reading from the cube), response time can [...]

29 Apr 2016

Got Standards? Master Data Management’s Meaning

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Information Management, Infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , |

Master data management (MDM) efforts often get bogged down quickly due to business thinking that the entire process is owned by IT when in fact they need to set the standards. Knowing how to do that and what real MDM means will help make these efforts become collaborative and smooth to run. This article will answer [...]

29 Apr 2016

Crunching Web Logs with Spark: Handling Your Site’s Big Data

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Data Science, Information Management, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , |

Don’t think you have big data?  Chances are you do.  The fact is if you have a website, you have big data.  Web servers capture and store events related to user traffic.  The web logs they generate essentially tell the story of what users did when they visited your site.  This information can provide your [...]

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