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What your Data Life Cycle probably looks like

From Analyst, to Scientist, to Engineer A common problem we see is that different roles are using different methods of preparing and reporting data. What occurs is that there is very little collaboration between key data driven roles within the organisations that we...

Your competitors are doing this. Why aren’t you?

Unlock your business – your team has the answers We have recently been reviewing the impact that data quality has on workforce productivity.  In the analyses that we have seen, there is an impact of 10—32% of workforce time being wasted due to poor data productivity....

5 Keys to Creating a Killer Data Lake

It’s been several years since the term “Data Lake” was coined by my friend and Pentaho co-founder James Dixon.  The idea continues to be a hot topic and a challenge to execute properly. The problem is that too many people think all they need to do is dump data into...

Filling the Data Lake with Hadoop and Pentaho

The blueprint for filling the data lake refers to a modern data onboarding process for ingesting big data into Hadoop data lakes that is flexible, scalable, and repeatable.  It streamlines data ingestion from a wide variety of source data and business users, reduces...

Introducing the Adaptive Execution Layer and Spark Architecture

Recently Pentaho announced the release of Pentaho 7.1. Don’t let the point release numbering make you think this is a small release. This is one of the most significant releases of Pentaho Data Integration! With the introduction of the Adaptive Execution Layer (AEL)...

Westfield Case Study

Westfield Group has one of the world’s largest shopping centre portfolios with locations on four continents. Last year more than one billion customer visits generated over $40 billion in retail sales from the world’s leading retailers. Wanting to improve the customer...

De Bortoli Wines Case Study

De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple immigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, and created a winery with a foundation rooted in hard work, generosity of spirit and sharing...

3 Challenges to Unleashing Your Data Preparation Potential

There is a growing trend wherein business analysts have more control than ever to prepare and analyze a variety of valuable data, often circumventing IT processes and policies.  What are IT leaders to do?  Can they liberate data to be used by analysts, yet provide...

3 Steps to Easy Data Preparation

  Data preparation is the foundation of any analytics project, but it has become more complex than ever as organizations struggle to handle new, messy data types and growing data volumes. Teams that want to build competitive advantage through analytic insight...

Data Preparation with Limited IT Resources

May 3rd, 2017 - By Zachary Zeus I speak to a lot of customers that are all facing the same issue – they have a limited IT staff, they have a shrinking budget, they are using legacy tools to manage their growing data needs and they just don’t have enough time to...

Family Owned Analytics

BizCubed has had the good fortune to work with the some iconic family owned and driven organisations.  From Teys Brothers to DeBortoli Wines to Boost Juice.  I was sitting down with the team from another family owned company and the work that we had done with other,...

Retail Zoo Case Study – Making Better Decisions Each Day

“Our services partnership with BizCubed and software from Pentaho has helped us give our franchisees the ability to ask more questions about their own businesses, and has provided them with tools to make real time and better retail business decisions for their...

CTools Tips and Tricks

The CTools are a set of community-driven tools which are installed as a stack on top of the Pentaho BA server. They extend the Pentaho platform capabilities by providing a framework for more flexible development. This blog covers few tips and trick for developing CCC (Community Charting Components) and using the CGG (Community Graphics Generator).