Clash of the Titans – Which OLAP Will Win?

Clash of the Titans – Which OLAP Will Win?

There is a number of OLAP solutions available in the market, including the popular ones like Vertica, Oracle BI, SAP Business Warehouse, which have pre-existed for a long time. While many of these started as on-premise solutions, have tried to re-establish them in today’s competitive market by providing SaaS variance.

Don’t Let the Redis HyperLogLog Make You Hyper!

Don’t Let the Redis HyperLogLog Make You Hyper!

What is HyperLogLog? “How Many Distinct” is the question that is always asked in the current era of ‘Data’ wherein a count of unique entities is required in a fast and efficient way, trading off some accuracy in the result. Enters HyperLogLog which is a probabilistic cardinality estimation algorithm that...

In Data We Trust: Power BI Capabilities

In Data We Trust: Power BI Capabilities

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight From fetching data and numbers to analyzing information it contains. Say hello to Power BI capabilities. Power BI offers basic data wrangling capabilities, as it lets you create interactive visualizations, reports, and dashboards, with a few clicks...

Business Intelligence in Consumer Goods

Business Intelligence in Consumer Goods

With a huge boom in the e-commerce industry, the customer is well-informed and has infinite options available under his thumb. Although, Aggregator apps help in increasing business visibility but also add to the cut-throat competition and this leaves the 'Consumer Goods Providers' to rely on consumer’s tendency to ‘pull’ products.

AWS S3 Outage: What it is, and how to minimize impact

AWS S3 Outage: What it is, and how to minimize impact

AWS S3 Outage: If you’ve been reading reports that websites/applications like Quora, GitHub, Slack, Docker registry hub, Bitbucket, Coursera and many others were down on Tuesday, February 28, 2017; and wondering what happened, you’re not alone. It all occurred when S3 buckets in the US-East-1 (North Virginia) Region of AWS...

Brutal DDoS Attack - Is it the Beginning of a Bleak Future?

Brutal DDoS Attack - Is it the Beginning of a Bleak Future?

Well…… NO! DDoS, short for Distributed Denial of Service, is a huge threat to our servers, web applications and other network resources causing outages in services in addition to associated financial implications as well. With the launch of AWS Shield, however, things have become far easier! Let us first understand...