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Building Extraordinary Customer Experiences Across The Digital And Physical Data Omniverse

By Daniel Raskin | April 18, 2018

In 2012, Everlane CEO Michael Preysman told the New York Times, “We are going to shut the company down before we go to physical retail.” Everlane, often called “J. Crew for millennials,” was established in 2011 as an online, direct-to-consumer brand that sells clothing made in factories with ethical conditions. On December 2nd, 2017, five…

Thriving In The Extreme Data Economy

By Paul Appleby | April 10, 2018

The leader of one of the world’s largest manufacturing economies, Angela Merkel, said at the recent World Economic Forum that “data will be the raw material of the 21st century.” It is clear that we are in a world where data has become the business. What do I mean by that? Historically, businesses were validated…

How to Deliver an Omnichannel Customer Experience by Leveraging Geospatial Data

By Joe Lee | March 29, 2018

In the last few years, more and more data has become available from sensors, customer’s devices, and transactions—much of it with time and location information. Organizations are eager to analyze this goldmine of information and visualize the results on maps. However, if you’ve ever tried to leverage this data with a traditional database, you most…

Smart, Connected Cities and the Impact of IoT

By Mark Johnson | March 23, 2018

Is your city “smart” or “dumb?” Most likely, your city still has potholes peppering the streets, parking lot meters that only accept coins, and “historic” buildings that are draftier than a Maine lighthouse. However, global trends–from population growth to urbanization to improving standards of living–are forcing city planners and municipalities to deploy smart IoT solutions…

Better Together – Spark and Kinetica

By Sunile Manjee | March 15, 2018

The Spark connector is typically leveraged to ingest data into Kinetica and perform various transformations in pipeline.  A Spark DataFrame is the core type while performing ingestion. Often after a Kinetica table has been created, new fields need to be appended or existing string fields have to be expanded within a Kinetica table.  Currently users…

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