Going From Opinion-Driven to Data-Driven

Going From Opinion-Driven to Data-Driven

These days many companies are realizing the fact that data should be playing a bigger role in decision making in every department.  But, most of them are not doing what is necessary to actually become a data-driven company.  There are many books that talk about this subject, as well as numerous blogs, consultants and other resources. […]

AWS Redshift useful admin queries

AWS Redshift useful admin queries

AWS Redshift has proven to be a highly scalable and reliable data warehouse solution.  Like any other database/data warehouse system, we need to constantly monitor it.  Some systems are more sophisticated than others, some offer better management consoles than others. In the case of AWS Redshift the console will give you infrastructure or cluster related […]

Import AWS Cloudwatch logs to Redshift

Import AWS Cloudwatch logs to Redshift

Usually, web applications log important events.  These logs are usually for reference in case something happens.  And, if those apps are running inside AWS, most probably those logs live in Cloudwatch.  But as it turns out, sometimes instead of actually recording events, applications store real data in Cloudwatch.  It might sound like a strange option, but it works, […]

Why business intelligence?

Why business intelligence?

  So much is said about companies and organizations having too much data and not knowing what to do with it.  It’s not a cliche, it’s the truth.  Now more than ever, companies are collecting data in multiple ways and storing it in their databases.  But what good does it do if it’s not used for […]