Sailing the Data Lake with BRAD ©
Motivated by related activities around Cloud, Reporting and Analytics in its other solution verticals and industry trends The Business Agility Group (The BAG), both directly and indirectly through partnerships, has implemented a new division, BRAD © (Big Rules, Analytics and Data), that focuses on consulting and implementation of Big Data-related technology and solutions.
What we do
Firstly what do we mean by “the Data Lake”? It is a repository for non-traditional sources of data, for example data from:
- Server Logs
- Sentiment (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc)
- Unstructured Documents, etc.
This “Big Data” delivers deep, broad insight by correlating previously separate data sources into a cohesive, comprehensive (new) picture of the subject, allowing lines-of-business to “sail the lake” looking for data previously “submerged” in traditional structures using new analytics applications, called “Data Apps”.
Concatenation of all of this data in the past would have required organisations to have a large physical storage presence, which typically restricted the function to large, internal, expensive, structured Enterprise Data Warehouses (EDWs). Now with secure Cloud services available onshore, allowing cost-effective data storage as required, Big Data on-demand is much more accessible, along with the processing power to drive Data Apps and Decision Systems, involving (Big) Rules, Analytics and Visualisation functions.
These new (real-time) functions can consume large scale models and data for pre-scoring or decision services and therefore access to more data means better, more accurate decisions, e.g. credit decisions, or fraud detection.
Examples of tools for BRAD © that can be used to create and manage the Data Lake as well as Sail across it looking for submerged “catches” are:
- Hadoop (HDFS, YARN)
- MS HDInsight
- And others.
If you would like more detail about our approach to Big Data, download our Data Sheet, BRAD© for more information.
The BAG is constantly working at creating and implementing innovative methods to add value to its Client relationships and the market in general. It is constantly looking at effective ways to partner with innovation and expand its talent, skills and professional services capabilities. It does all it can to attract the best people and solutions to add value to its clients and prospects alike. This innovation has led to the formation of its BRAD © division, leveraging skills and experience with such platforms as Apache ™Hadoop®, Microsoft HDInsight, Microsoft Azure and partnerships such as Vectis Analytics and Toustone in the delivery of an end-to-end capability.
If this is something that is of interest to you, please contact us at – firstname.lastname@example.org, including “BRAD” in the subject line for any specific additional information.