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August 10, 2018 in Cinchapi, Machine Learning

Use Machine Learning to Free Your Data, and the Rest will Follow

If you remember the 1992 hit by En Vogue, called “Free your mind”, you might remember the hook.“Before you can read me you gotta learn how to see me, I said, Free your mind and the…
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August 6, 2018 in data analytics, Data Cleanup, Data Prep, IoT Data

What to Think About Before Doing Data Analysis

If you’re thinking that now might be a good time to start an analysis of your business data, you’re probably wondering how to get started. After all, while there may be a host of answers to…
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July 31, 2018 in business intelligence, Cinchapi, Natural Language Interface

The Hidden Costs of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Like a lot of businesses, yours is likely gathering a ton of data from vendors, customers, partners, competitors, and many other sources. You might even be moving towards making some investments to get some actionable intelligence…
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July 23, 2018 in Cinchapi, Data Prep, Data Visualizations, IoT Data, Machine Learning, Natural Language Interface, Smart Cities, workflow automation

Making it Easy to Work With Data. A SourceForge Q&A with Jeff Nelson

Cinchapi Founder and CEO, Jeff Nelson, sat down with Ion Mae of to talk about how Cinchapi's soon-to-be-released data platform enables organizations to harness the full potential of their data more effectively. Jeff Nelson, CEO of Cinchapi Unlike…
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July 11, 2018 in Smart Cities

Getting Started with Smart Cities

Call them “Smart Cities” or “Smart Initiatives”, many municipalities are looking to increase efficiencies and to stretch resources by investing in technology that can benefit citizens and enhance transparency. But where should a town or city…
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June 28, 2018 in data analytics, SMB

Data Analytics for Small Businesses

These days it seems that everyone is talking about business data, and the need to use the data to uncover insights that can give an organization a competitive edge. It seems like a no-brainer to take…
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June 12, 2018 in data analytics, Data Warehousing

The Real Costs of Data Warehousing

Not all data storage is the same. While people like to talk about “Cloud Storage”, let’s be real. That’s a euphemism for internet-connected storage on remote servers. No matter how you store your data - in…
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May 21, 2018 in Concourse

Why Databases Not Named Concourse Suck (Volume I)

This morning, a developer asked me to elevate her permissions in a Mongo backed application. Since there’s no UI for user management (#startupproblems), I decided to just alter the _role field for her user document in the…
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May 15, 2018 in Cinchapi, Data Cleanup, Data Prep, Machine Learning

Radically Reduce Data Prep and Cleanup with Machine Learning

Of many tasks that Data Analysts have to perform, data preparation and cleanup is easily one of the biggest time-sucks. Seriously. Did you know that Data Analysts spend as much as 75-80% of their time finding,…
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May 12, 2018 in Concourse

Index All The Things in Concourse

The Concourse database is designed to be low maintenance and programmer-friendly, so we spend a lot of time building features that automate or remove traditional database tasks that detract from actual app development. One such feature is…
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May 3, 2018 in Cinchapi, Data Visualizations

Visualizing Data When You Don’t Know What’s In the Data

While many tools are available which can help a Data Analyst to visualize data, it’s important to ensure that the right type of graph or chart is being used to best convey the data. After all,…
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April 21, 2018 in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning

What’s the Difference Between Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning?

Are you confused when you try to figure out the difference between machine learning and artificial intelligence? What about deep learning? How is that different from the other two? A Venn diagram of the three shows…
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March 28, 2018 in Cinchapi, IoT Data

How Can Your Business Leverage IoT Data?

In a January 2017 TechTarget article, Executive Editor Lauren Horwitz wrote that companies are struggling with working with and managing data generated from IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Ms. Horwitz writes, that “While verticals like manufacturing…
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March 20, 2018 in CAP Theorem, Concourse, Concurrency, Developers, Internals

Just in Time Locking with the Concourse Database

In theory, database transactions present a very simple interface to developers: group related operations together and they’ll be atomically committed if doing so is possible and doesn’t conflict with other changes. Otherwise, the transaction will fail…
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