Info

Analytics on Fire

Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your host BI author, speaker, and co-founder, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) as she pulls back the curtain on what’s working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence world and what is not. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. Visit analyticsonfire.com to subscribe and get weekly insights and freebies!
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Analytics on Fire
2021
September
May
April
March
February


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
February
January


2019
December
November
October
August
July
June
May


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: September, 2021
Sep 29, 2021

This week we are joined by AoF alumni, David Dadoun to talk about data lakes, data oceans, data puddles, and data platforms, and why so many are confused about the topic. David is a leader, professor, global speaker, and recently transitioned to an exciting new role as Head of Enterprise Data and BI at BRP in Canada. 

If you feel unsure about the definition of a data lake vs a data platform, you’re not alone. The concept continues to evolve, to where we are today which is a data platform. As the owner and creators of multiple data platforms, David shared breaks down the key steps to transform your data lake into a data platform. Whether you’re migrating to a more sophisticated data cloud or building a platform from scratch, the rapid pace of change means there’s always something new to be learned. Tune in today for this fascinating conversation on how to master your data platform!

 

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [0:07:35] What the ‘data lake’ was and how it has evolved over time.
  • [0:08:35] What is a data fake and how data lakes have evolved into data platforms.
  • [0:12:51] Who needs to own the data platforms and who it’s for.
  • [0:14:41] How to run a data platform depending on the size and structure of your organization.
  • [0:16:05] The different ways that companies can structure their data platform(s).
  • [0:18:02] Why data literacy is crucial for any company with a data culture and how data lakes form part of the core strategy.
  • [0:21:03] How to balance analytics and data goals within your company and teams.
  • [0:24:20] The important steps a company can take towards creating a data lake.
  • [0:28:13] Why it’s necessary to be mindful of the rapid rate of change within data and how it will affect your data platforms.

For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/83

 

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

Sep 8, 2021

Ryan Wade joins us on AOF today to talk about how to use advanced analytics in your organization! Ryan has been in the analytics game for the last 20 years and is now a Senior Solution Consultant at Blue Granite, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He recently authored the amazing must-read book, Advanced Analytics in Power BI with R and Python, and in today's chat, we get to hear all about why he wrote the book, who it is for and how you can use it to accelerate your data journey!

I met Ryan while speaking at a few conferences and was always impressed with his knowledge and great sense of humor! A professional football player turned data scientist, Ryan has a passion for breaking down advanced analytics in a way anyone can understand. Whether you’re already using advanced analytics or researching how to get started Ryan’s knowledge on the topic will help you. Tune in with a pencil and paper in hand!

 

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [0:09:22] The rise of the R and Python programming languages in the data world.
  • [0:16:44] The necessary, well-thought-out preparatory steps for a project utilizing advanced analytics.
  • [0:19:39] Why attention-grabbing visuals are not the most important part of data storytelling!
  • [0:23:13] Creating a sufficient team for data analytics and the vital roles of the database administrator, active directory administrator, and more!
  • [0:39:07] Client conversations around shortcomings and hurdles in advanced analytics. 

For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/82

 

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

1