Continuous integration is the practice of immediately testing and integrating codebase changes as developers add them. This best practice results in well-tested and viable products, as well as a more streamlined development process.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the average “profit per passenger” of the seven largest U.S. airlines was $17.75, for a one-way flight, while the average profit margin across those airlines was 9% in 2017. Not much when you consider the high cost of operating a carrier. The high-quality data that is collected from an airline’s operational systems such as reservation data, ticketing, booking, and loyalty, is typically stuck in organizational silos, making it difficult to find ways to increase the “profit per passenger” numbers and respond to market needs.
Big Data was one of the hottest buzzwords back in 2015. Companies were well underway in their investments into arriving at better answers from their massive amounts of data. But, in that same year, Gartner canceled its Hype Cycle for Big Data and many articles published about the demise of Big Data began to appear. In order to understand whether it has lived up to its hype, we should first understand what the differences are between Big Data and new buzzwords that have arisen, such as Fast Data
Mission critical data within an organization is often decentralized, siloed, and inaccessible to those individuals charged with making strategic business decisions. Getting at data that is locked in transactional systems, or siloed in business units, can have a negative impact on the day-to-day operations of serving customers. The data warehouse was developed as the best way to aggregate your most mission-critical data, to make it actionable so that you can make better business decisions.
A few years ago, many IT leaders shied away from being early adopters of cloud technologies. For some, the reasoning was due to a perceived immaturity of the technology; or a lack of needed skill sets within an organization; or companies could not reconcile the cost-benefit of such migrations. With recent advancements in cloud-based technologies such as unlimited scalability, improved performance, and lower overall costs, IT leaders have taken notice and are jumping at the chance to offer their users improved tools to make better business decisions. The Rythmos FactumCloud an Amazon Web Services Redshift service that allows you to Lift and Shift your data warehouse, so that you can provide those empowering tools to your users.