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Data Strategy Partner: Building on your firm’s data

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It is said that “data is the new oil”, and perhaps rightly so. The vast amount of investments in data sciences are evidence of the value proposition of data in the new age.  Here are the five things to remember when choosing your data strategy partner.

Integrating Alluxio and Presto for Fast and Interactive Data Queries on Azure

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Background Alluxio, formerly known as Tachyon, is a virtual distributed storage system. It blends data access and bridges computation frameworks and underlying storage systems. Applications can connect to Alluxio and access data from underlying file systems. Presto is attractive to organizations who want to query multiple data sources with the same database, and such a…

How Banks Benefit from Quantitatively Understanding Customer Behavior

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With almost all the banks joining the digital bandwagon, touch points via omni channels such as ATMs, Internet, Mobile Banking and Business Correspondents have become the main delivery channels for providing banking services. Currently, besides the 16,400-odd brick-and-mortar branches, India’s largest bank, State bank of India, provides banking services through alternate touch-points, including about 57,000…

Use Case Paradigms for Enterprise Bots

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Introduction Historically, organizations have relied on mechanization and automation to improve process throughput, process efficiency, and process defect rates, amongst other organizational or process performance metrics. Some organizational metrics such as capacity, efficiency and quality have been the mainstay of improvement teams and executives, although of late, rapid developments in artificial intelligence and bots are…

Contextual Offerings for Telecom Customers

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Providing Relevant offerings in Real-time to Millions of Customers The telecom industry has always been very competitive, whether it’s tariff wars, data deals or the latest handset innovations. Digital transformation has only intensified the challenges, as today’s connected consumers progressively expect brands to engage with them across channels with relevant and contextual messages. Research has…

Contextual Advertising for Consumer Banking

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2017 is the year when Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest topic in finance. Machine Learning is redefining processes in financial institutions and challenges some of the decade-old business models. Wealth management companies are using deep learning solutions for long-term value investments and advisors are being replaced by chatbots, successfully covering up to 95% of…

Hive with LLAP for Fast Querying

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One common use case in enterprise computing is repeated use of the same tables. Business queries tend to be heavy on operations like aggregation and focused on extracting a small amount of data out of a large data set. In recent years, most Hadoop customers use a rudimentary approach of moving data from a Hadoop…

Sizing Apache Flume for Big Data Applications

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Big data management applications for diverse businesses require the ability to collect, aggregate and move large amounts of data from many sources, to a centralised data store. The increasing volume, velocity and variety of data from log data, click streams and sensors should all be similarly handled in a data lake architecture and other data architectures. Apache Flume is a distributed, highly reliable, and highly available system for meeting these needs. In this post, we discuss the case of si

Personal Assistants: The brain behind the voice

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“Hey Siri! Remind me to submit this article tomorrow! “ And indeed it did! Last year, Apple introduced hands free Siri as an improvement to its previous version of personal assistant that allows you to interact with your phone using voice commands, without actually touching your phone. The personal assistant is intelligently built to respond…

Visualizing Graphs in Apache Zeppelin using Neo4J

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Graph models of data are invaluable tools to understand domains in the context of data analysis. In this post, we discuss one approach to merge the beautiful Zeppelin data analysis interface with graph models of domains, by using the D3 visualization library.