GDC2018

Conquering Big Data’s Death Mountain: Quick Reflections on GDC18

GDC was an incredible experience.  It was immense, bright, and frenetic; exactly what you would want at a conference highlighting some of the most innovative technology in the gaming industry. Many of the vendors and booths were spectacular and warranted the long lines and anticipation.  Wandering the maze of booths and exhibits, it was apparent…

GDC Game Developers Conference 2018

Anodot Breaks Out at the Game Developers Conference 2018

The Game Developers Conference starts this week (March 21-23 in San Francisco, CA), and I’m looking forward to hearing the many perspectives on key trends in the gaming industry, and making new friends within the industry. The Game Developers Conference is a great place to learn from leaders in the gaming world, and gain insight…

Too Many Variables for Dashboards

Too Many Variables for Dashboards

Recently, Mike Ryan put out an interesting post at Uproxx where he dared anyone to explain the Return of the Jedi’s “rescue Han Solo” plan that happens in the first act of the film. Basically he was sitting around with a bunch of friends talking Star Wars, and he tossed out the question: if Luke’s…

5 Great Ways to Avoid Dashboard Hell

Your company might process terabytes of data every day – but no matter how much your data grows, your BI dashboard falls behind.  Dashboards visualizations don’t capture the full scope of business data, and they don’t update in real time. In the end, the data analysts relying on dashboards for business decisions, spend most of…

Black Swans swimming in your Big Data?

Have you got Black Swans Swimming in Your Big Data?

9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 credit crisis, the BP Gulf oil spill in 2010, and the Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami that put the Fukashima nuclear facility offline. These are all recent examples of what are known as Black Swan events, incidents that occur randomly and unexpectedly and have wide-spread ramifications. Black Swans are a…

Do traditional BI tools leave you with a Big Data Hangover?

Are you having a Big Data Hangover?

A tiger in the bathroom. A baby. A missing tooth. The groom is gone! These were just some of the surprises that the wolf pack woke up to in the movie The Hangover. The guys figure that if they can just piece together what happened the night before, then they can find the groom and…

Will AI take over your Data Analytics jobs

Worried? Will AI take over your Data Analytics jobs?

Several industries, most notably manufacturing, have seen robotics and automation disrupt their production operations, leading to the loss of even highly skilled individuals. Likewise, there’s concern over how artificial intelligence could affect millions of jobs. As environmental parameters change, will machines come to mimic the “rational thinking” of a human brain and alter their reactions?…

The Super Bowl Shows How Big Data is Changing the Game

The Super Bowl Shows How Big Data is Changing the Game

Whether you’re in it for the game or the commercials, the excitement around the Super Bowl draws people of all ages, all around the world to their screens – many different screens. All that excitement produces a mountain of data. Just as there are few subjects in our world where stats and data are discussed…

Unknown Unknowns are Big Data Opportunities

Unknown Unknowns are Big Data Opportunities

In business, few surprises are good. When you learn that, for example, a business process error has been preventing customers from completing their orders for over a week, you probably won’t be happy. You’ve just tripped over an “unknown unknown – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” The term, Unknown Unknowns, attributed to…