Big Data

29 Jan 2018

Ironside Receives “Most Innovative” Award

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Awards & Recognition, In the News, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

LEXINGTON, MA, Jan. 29, 2018 – Ironside, an enterprise data and analytics firm, has been awarded “Most Innovative with Data as a Differentiator” by Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides innovative products, solutions and data to power commerce. “Ironside is honored to receive this award from Pitney Bowes. Our partnership has enabled us [...]

12 Jun 2017

The Iterative Data Warehouse: A Modern Take on Centralized Analytics

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Information Management, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

The simple truth about data warehouses is that the traditional “big bang” method of building them doesn’t work for most organizations anymore. The diversity of data sources and formats we can access is constantly expanding, and taking them all on at once to form a single central repository results in a massive project that can [...]

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 [...]

20 May 2016

Geoff Speare Named Information Management Practice Lead

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Information Management, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

Ironside has placed the reins of our information management and data integration practice into the hands of one of our strongest data handling experts: Geoff Speare. Geoff will now be serving in a broader strategic and management capacity as our Practice Lead for Information Management. His deep expertise across both traditional and big data-oriented infrastructures, passion [...]

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 [...]

23 Mar 2016

Big Data & Business Analytics Symposium

By | March 23rd, 2016|Tags: , |

Ironside is pleased to sponsor the 3rd Annual symposium hosted by the Big Data & Business Analytics Group at Wayne State University.  This event will focus on the following: Insights & tips on identifying Big Data opportunities Developing business cases Using analytics to drive business success  

11 Jan 2016

Our Top 5 Articles of 2015: Data, Analytics, Advisory

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, Data Science, Information Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Even though we're already blazing full speed ahead into 2016, it's always important to take a minute to look back at the past year and recognize the high points that made it special. In addition to being named a Boston Business Journal Pacesetter for the second time, making the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies [...]

1 Dec 2015

Hadoop Ecosystem Quick Start: 5 Key Components

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: Business Solutions, Information Management, Newsletter|Tags: , , , |

By now we all know that Hadoop is a central part of many big data projects, but how do we integrate this technology with some of the more traditional approaches to data handling? Is there a way to make sure our Hadoop cluster is interacting with and enriching the rest of our analytics environment? Luckily, [...]

1 Dec 2015

IBM Fluid Query and the Modern Data Warehouse

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: Information Management, Newsletter, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

The modern data landscape is so much more diverse than it was in the past, and the modern data warehouse needs to increase its flexibility to keep up. In the modern warehouse, it’s not enough to just source all the data; it’s equally important to source all data types as well. Data professionals need to [...]

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