Why one is never enough

Right from the onset of Triggar we knew that old faithful, MS SQL wasn’t up to the job. Sure it’s crazy fast and reliable and highly optimised but it just simple doesn’t scale. And that’s both technically scaling and price scaling. SQL is designed for the enterprise – for one heroically expensive machine that can never fail. And it does it well, but at a price. Continue reading >

30th October 2015 by | 0 comments

Building a big data strategy – 3 lessons from DataIQ Summit

This week we headed over to London for the annual DataIQ Summit. Once again, DataIQ delivered an exceptional two day conference filled with thought-provoking presentations from some of the UK’s leading and most experienced practitioners. It was anything but ‘just another big data conference’.

Across every session, the likes of British Gas, NewsUK and Telegraph Media shared their real-life experiences of how they are approaching the new opportunities data presents and the challenges they face.

Here are three of the key takeaways: Continue reading >

18th June 2015 by | 0 comments

Hadoop hype falls short

It is rare that you will hear a conversation about big data without Hadoop being mentioned somewhere; the two are almost synonymous. Since its early beginnings over ten years ago, MapReduce Hadoop has gradually become the go-to-solution for storing, managing and processing massively large data volumes.  Yet despite its hype, adoption rates remain remarkably low according to the latest research from Gartner. Continue reading >

2nd June 2015 by | 0 comments

Stop spooking your customers

Do you ever get the feeling someone is watching you? You’re not being paranoid – the chances are they probably are! Thanks to big data and clever algorithms, retailers are watching your every mouse movement to accurately predict your behaviours, wants and needs. And they’re getting spookily good at it. Continue reading >

17th April 2015 by | 0 comments