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Data Lake: Platform for Business Transformation

first_imgWhen we engage with clients to help them identify where and how to leverage big data for business value, we frequently use the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index (BDBM). This helps organizations understand how effective they are at leveraging data and analytics to power their value creation processes.Big Data Business Model Maturity IndexApplying the BDBM can help an organization identify how it should enact changes to people, processes, and technologies to enable the creation of analytic insight that drives its top-level strategic initiatives.  Organizations that adopt this approach can utilize advanced analytics to couple new sources of customer, product and operational data, optimizing key business processes and uncovering new monetization opportunities.However from an IT perspective, what does this look like?  The traditional data warehouse just can’t support these new data and analytic capabilities.Well, the time is right for organizations to embrace a data lake as the data management platform for advanced analytics and predictive insight. A data lake not only provides a repository for the collection of all sorts of structured and unstructured data, both internal as well as external to the organization, but it also enables data science teams to self-provision an analytic sandbox where they can rapidly ingest new data sources, ascertain their value and uncover new, more accurate predictors of business performance.Modern Data Lake ArchitectureThe data science team needs an environment where they can quickly test new data sources and analytics models without having to go through the laborious, multi-month data warehouse integration process.And once the data is loaded into a data lake, think “load once and analyze multiple times” – across multiple analytic use cases.Mapping Data Sources to Analytic Use CasesThe above chart maps the data sources – and the relative value of those data sources – to the analytic use cases in order to prioritize the data loading roadmap.A data lake also provides a benefit to organizations that are looking to free up expensive data warehousing resources by offloading the ETL processes.  This allows those processes to take advantage of the inexpensive, scale-out, natively parallel Hadoop environment.And ultimately who knows how the data warehouse might be transformed as technologies such as HAWQ deliver more of the value of SQL and Business Intelligence (reports and dashboards) to the Hadoop data lake environment.With these systems in place, organizations can efficiently store and analyze their data to surface the insights that help them monetize data opportunities. These advancements through the phases of the BDBM enable the metamorphosis into a truly data-driven business.As more and more organizations embrace the data lake approach, I couldn’t be more excited to watch the results.last_img read more

An invitation to express interest in the implementation of the Sports Croatia project has been announced

first_imgThe 39th session of the CNTB Tourist Council was held at the Ministry of Tourism  Council members announced an invitation to express interest in the implementation of the Sportska Hrvatska project, by which the CNTB plans to establish cooperation with organizers of top sports events in Croatia and top Croatian athletes in order to further promote them in emitting markets. The proposal of the Decision on additional marketing and PR cooperation with the Croatian Tennis Association at the Davis Cup sporting event in Zadar between the Croatian and US tennis teams, which will be held in Zadar from 14 to 16 September 2018, was also presented. Due to the nature of the event itself, which represents the last semifinals of the Davis Cup that is played in Croatia and the last that is played according to the old rules, this event wants to be further promoted through various types of marketing activities, the Ministry of Tourism points out. The project “Sports Croatia” implies special forms of marketing and PR cooperation within top sports projects and events that will positively affect the positioning of Croatia as an attractive year-round tourist destination, as well as strengthening the national tourist brand. The first call for expressions of interest for the implementation of the project “Sports Croatia” was published from 1 to 12 February 2018, and the decision of the Tourist Board approved cooperation on internationally recognized projects and events, including the Tour of Croatia, ATP Croatia Open Umag, Pannonian Challenge, Downhill UCI MTB World Cup, WTA Croatia Bol Open, KHL Medveščak, etc.A new public call for expressions of interest for the implementation of the Sportska Hrvatska project has not yet been published, however HERE you can see the old call, to see roughly what the conditions are. By the way, according to the last public call, the maximum possible contribution of the CNTB was HRK 2.000.000 per individual project / partner.LINK NEWS:FIND OUT HOW SPORTS TOURISM IS DEVELOPING IN MEĐIMURJE, AND IT IS NOT ABOUT FOOTBALLSYNERGY IN SPORTS AND TOURISM: COOPERATION BETWEEN HNK RIJEKA AND UNILINElast_img read more

Champions League Final: African Stars Take Centre Stage

first_imgThe power of African football will be on display on Saturday, when Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the UEFA Champions League (UCL), the world’s most prestigious club competition.The match billed for Atletico Madrid’s 67,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano Stadium and scheduled for live broadcast on all DStv packages as well as GOtv Max and Plus packages, will see Africa’s biggest soccer exports on both sides.Liverpool boast the trio of Egypt’s Mohamed ‘Mo’ Salah, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Cameroon’s Joel Matip, who will lead the charge for what will be the Reds’ sixth victory in the competition and the second since being renamed the UEFA Champions League. Mane and Salah, who both got 22 Premier League goals, form two-thirds of Liverpool’s dreaded front three, while Matip is the other half of the much vaunted central defensive partnership with Holland’s Virgil van Dijk.Salah will hope to banish the hurt suffered in last year’s final, when he suffered a shoulder injury early in the game, a development that affected his performance at the 2018 World Cup with Pharaohs in Russia. The Egyptian superstar has only four goals in 11 Champions League games this season.Mane, Senegal’s speed and goal demon was impressive in the Premier League. The 27-year old has played 12 Champions League matches, scoring four goals. Matip has risen from a bit-part player to an integral part of the team, which conceded the fewest number of goals in the Premier League, is likely to start the final.On Spurs’ side will be Cote d’Ivoire’s Serge Aurier and Kenya’s Victor Wanyama, who have not been used regularly in the Champions League this season.Aurier, a vastly experienced right-back, has played only five Champions League games, while Wanyama, a defensive midfielder, has been on the pitch for only 292 minutes, but may get a game on Saturday as he will be expected to keep Mane in check.According to a statement from DSTv, the UEFA Champions League final broadcast will include half hour highlights of the four semi-final games; the official UEFA Champions League preview show at 6:00pm; the studio build-up including crossings from Madrid at 6:30pm; and then the live match from 8:00pm.Football action will continue for DStv and GOtv after the UEFA Champions League final when the much-anticipated 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on 21 June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more