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Using the COPY command to load data into Amazon Redshift Date: 31/07/15

There are a number of ways to load data into Amazon Redshift. However, when loading data from a table, the most efficient way of doing this, is to use the COPY command. The reason...

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3 ways Cloud BI accelerates your business Date: 22/07/15

Cloud-based Business Intelligence is rapidly gaining traction as a deployment option. As with enterprise applications in general, the logic of a reduced IT footprint and ‘Software...

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Matillion ETL for Redshift launches on the AWS Marketplace Date: 16/07/15

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new product ‘Matllion ETL for Redshift’, which is now available via the AWS Marketplace. Matillion ETL for Redshift is an AMI delivered...

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The secret of data analytics projects that succeed Date: 15/07/15

If you’re thinking of launching some kind of data analytics project, you’re far from alone. Call it what you will—Business Intelligence, data mining, data science or anything...

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The 5 biggest Business Intelligence challenges facing organisations today Date: 08/07/15

Our recent survey into common Business Intelligence challenges highlighted some interesting problems faced by companies when it comes to producing management reports. In this article...

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The dog that didn’t bark: How did customer analytics go so badly wrong at Tesco? Date: 07/07/15

It’s no secret that UK supermarket giant Tesco has been having a torrid time of late. Sales have plunged at all four of the supermarket majors, with German discounters Aldi and Lidl...

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Let’s tell the truth about customer profitability analyses Date: 03/07/15

Simplifying a concept makes it easier to explain and understand. But occasionally such simplifications are misleading, raising expectations that can’t readily be met. Which tends...

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Game, Set, and Match: How Data Analytics is the real winner at Wimbledon 2015 Date: 02/07/15

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships got underway on Monday, and over the next two weeks players will battle it out to be crowned champion in one of sport’s most prestigious competitions...

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What Big Data’s past tells you about Big Data’s future Date: 30/06/15

Turn the clock back to 1997. Tony Blair had succeeded John Major after a landslide election victory, the Spice Girls had three Number One hit singles, and the television series Teletubbies...

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The ROI of data analytics software: even more bang for your buck Date: 26/06/15

There is a growing appetite for business intelligence across the analytics community, and organisations that invest in this area are being rewarded handsomely. As the ROI of data analytics...