Bringr: from 0 to the launch of a new business line in 6 months

At bpost, a large Belgian enterprise and our country's prime postal operator, we applied value creation thoughts and techniques to spark and ignite the creation of a digital platform to participate in the logistics sharing economy.

Big Data: We're Not There Yet - Part II

In an attempt to show one of our customers a better way to connect a legacy Postgres system to a large data set, a team of AE experts turned the discussion into an internal competition. Contenders Phoenix and Cassandra already lost the challenge, as you can read in Part I.  In Part II we'll explore whether Drill or Impala can rise to the occasion.

How to create good data visualizations to make correct data-driven decisions

In a  big data world, data-driven decisions and Internet of Things, Analytics is often needed to acquire data insights. However, when data scientists forget to use visualizations to communicate or explore information they are missing out on a valuable tool.

Good API design implies a good understanding of who your API consumers are

Have you ever been thinking about API design guidelines for your APIs? Are all your APIs behaving the same way or are your API consumers struggling to find out how your APIs work?

Big Data: We're Not There Yet - Part I

Recently, one of our customers introduced an old-fashioned data solution: an error-prone ETL-flow coded in C to move flat files to Postgres. We wanted to demonstrate how this could be done with technologies such as Drill, Cassandra, Phoenix, Impala, ... The constraint we have to cope with is that the data ultimately should be consumable by Postgres using a Foreign Data Wrapper.

Piece of cake, right? Wrong!

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