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The Importance Of Market Intelligence For Small Businesses

Market intelligence is the process of gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information about your market, which includes customers, competitors, and suppliers, and other industry participants such as regulators and industry associations. This information can be used to make informed business decisions, identify new opportunities, and stay ahead of the competition. In today's competitive business environment, it is more important than ever for small businesses to stay ahead of the curve. Market intelligence is essential to achieve this objective.

Maximising the potential of business intelligence with data warehouse automation

Data is a business's most valuable asset. When given the ability to harness its power, organisations can transform their data into meaningful business intelligence (BI)-and act on this to stay ahead in an ever-more competitive landscape. This is where the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) comes in. An EDW centralises and consolidates data from many sources-storing it in a denormalised structure called a star schema-making it easy to analyze, visualise, and forecast essential business metrics.

An Introduction to Apache Superset: An Open Source BI solution

With native SQL support coming to InfluxDB, we can broaden the scope of developer tools used to analyze and visualize our time series data. One of these tools is Apache Superset. So let’s break down the basics of what Superset is, look at its features and benefits, and run a quick demo of Superset in action.

7 advantages of business intelligence in the retail industry

Retailers are operating in a highly competitive and fast-paced environment, which means they are always looking for an edge over their competitors. Retail business intelligence can provide just the edge they are looking for. In this article, we'll look at the many advantages of business intelligence in the retail industry.

Strategies to Align AI Data Collection and Management with DevOps Practices

DevOps is characterized by the acceleration of processes to ensure continuous delivery without compromising high software quality. Balancing speed and quality is quite a challenging task, though. Data issues are among the most significant problems encountered by DevOps teams. These can be worse in the context of AI development, where massive amounts of data play a crucial role in machine learning.

10 Best Snowflake Monitoring Tools (Updated 2022)

The Snowflake data cloud offers powerful data warehousing, analytics, and processing tools. The platform can handle many data workloads on one platform, helping organizations turn data into actionable insight across teams, departments, and regions. Snowflake’s architecture is also unique. Compute and storage are completely independent and both are highly elastic. Yet, Snowflake's per-second billing and highly elastic compute model demand frequent usage and cost monitoring.

The Big Problem With Big Data

The 2022 Australian Open men’s singles final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev was epic! I watched it in Australia, which meant I was up until 2 a.m. on a Sunday night. Monday morning’s dog walk was sub-joyful. Medvedev seemed unplayable, taking the first two sets comfortably. But Nadal is a legend for a reason. Point by point, he overran his rival to make history.

A modern data stack for startups

Nowadays, easy access to data is table-stakes for high-performing companies. Easy access doesn't come for free, though: it requires investment and a careful selection of tools. For young companies like us, the question is how much? And when do you make that investment? Having grown to ten people, several without engineering backgrounds but with strong data needs, we decided 2022 was going to be that time.