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Keeping your Data Stack Agile as a Startup


Change is constant. This is especially true when it comes to data for Startups. New features, new tools, new data sources are constantly emerging. Startups need a data architecture that is flexible so they can keep learning from their data as they grow. They cannot wait for clean data. The Modern Data Architecture separates key functions of … Continued

Database Drivers: Chauffeuring Your Data


Most, if not all, companies deal with complications and integration headaches somewhere in their data pipeline due to an inability or difficulty of connecting certain systems to one another. Sometimes you have to add yet another technology to the lineup just to connect different systems and get your data to where it needs to go. … Continued

Can you do Machine Learning in a Database?


There’s a common misconception that in order to run machine learning and other algorithms on data, you need to be working within a specific data science platform like TIBCO or Alteryx. While these platforms certainly come with specialized benefits, there are certain use cases where it’s possible, not to mention easier and more cost effective, … Continued

How we Build and Deploy our Serverless Studio


The HarperDB Management Studio is a graphical user interface that enables users to install, design, cluster, and manage databases without having to write a line of code. The Studio’s backend is a serverless application that utilizes AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway. To build, test, debug and deploy this application we use the AWS Serverless … Continued

The Unbiased Guide to Choosing the Right BI Tool


Business Intelligence (BI) is the ultimate end goal of digital transformation. The ability to make better, smarter, more efficient decisions based on data collected across the business is what drives technical investment. This makes choosing the right tool paramount for your organization. As a database instructor and mentor of mine used to say: data is … Continued

Wrangling Your Dark Data


 As we talk with clients about their challenges, the topic invariably turns to Industry 4.0. This is interesting to me because it’s a largely generalized concept and while there are many reasons companies want to implement Industry 4.0, one main reason is FOMO.  If you are under the age of 30 then FOMO is probably a standard phrase, luckily I have college-aged kids who happen … Continued

The Future of Big Data is Small Data


The Looming Crisis of Big Data databases at Thing Scale. As a partially reformed software engineer, I’m acutely aware of the balance we all attempt to maintain between what we can achieve today and what we believe we’re going to be able to achieve tomorrow. In theory, our increasingly complex attempts to understand the universe … Continued