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Big Data Analytics

Getting a grip on your expanding data mountain

Hidden within every company's avalanche of data there lies an enormous potential for optimisation. The secret to realising this potential lies in building an ETL process (Extract, Transform, Load) driven data warehouse that automatically collects information and provides this in a bespoke form. Because by combining various data sources, important discoveries can be made.

Big Data commonly refers to large, rapidly incoming volumes of data from social media, machine data, logs, etc. These new data sources are characterised not only by their volume, but also by their heterogeneity. But traditional database and data warehouse systems in this environment quickly reach their limits. By using Big Data stores such as Hadoop, NoSQL, or MPP databases together with Data Lake, previously untapped data sources can now be leveraged.

But the only way to really strike gold here is by combining data sources with each other. This combination of data warehousing and Big Data is called data blending. Modern analysis platforms permit blending at the data integration level without having to cache the data. The problem, though, is that data integration often entails a lot of time and effort. This is, however, worth it because in the end you gain a holistic view of customers, processes and products while at the same time gaining valuable perspectives and keeping an eye on the bigger picture.

By obtaining more business information from a larger source of data, new business models and growth opportunities can be opened up for innovative companies.

Big Data Analytics: The benefits

  • Identification of revenue potential
  • Transformation of data into information
  • Improvement of operational effectiveness
  • 360-degree view of customers
  • Decision-making improvements and acceleration
  • Elimination of inefficiencies and cost drivers

Our portfolio of solutions

Pentaho as a complete solution for managing your corporate data

As the world's only open source BI platform, Pentaho offers a comprehensive solution for all areas of Business Intelligence: data integration/ETL, modelling, data analysis, data mining, report creation, reporting and dashboards as well as mobile BI. In addition to these traditional BI fields, Pentaho makes particularly strong use of Big Data.

Pentaho supports the most common Big Data sources, including Hadoop, NoSQL, and analytical databases. Working together with other leading technology companies such as Cloudera, DataBricks, HortonWorks, HP Vertica, MapR, Netezza, Infobright, MongoDB and Teradata, Pentaho is developing joint Big Data solutions.

One of the most powerful Pentaho tools is the Pentaho Data Integration ETL tool (Extract, Transform,
Load). It gives companies the ability to extract a variety of data from complex and heterogeneous sources so that consistent and dependable data analyses can be performed quickly.

Our system architects, consultants and developers will support you in implementing your own data integration projects. As a Pentaho Premium Partner we are one of the top 3 partners in Europe. And as a Pentaho Authorised Training Partner, we are the only authorised training provider on the German-speaking market.

Pentaho data visualisation: Reporting and dashboards for key decision makers

Pentaho offers a comprehensive set of tools for meeting data visualisation requirements and the graphing of key information and relationships.

Using a graphical and interactive user interface, Pentaho Dashboards provide business users with the required key performance indicators for analysing and increasing company performance. Report creation is supported by the web-based Dashboard Designer, which includes a user-friendly drag and drop management feature.

Sophisticated and visually appealing dashboards can also be realised using Pentaho CTools. Using a free form design for layouts, individual customer requirements can be realised quickly and easily.

Planning and forecasting with Jedox

Jedox is an easily scalable platform for data analysis and business planning. Through its integration with Microsoft Excel, experienced Office users are quickly able to create reports and evaluations in Jedox based on an OLAP cube. With Jedox, users have a platform with which they can not only systematically analyse and report on historical data, but also produce on-going forecasts. Jedox is, therefore, the ideal solution for modern business planning.

Cloudera: Large data set analysis

Rising volumes of data produced by sensors, social media and log data require the use of new technologies like Hadoop or NoSQL databases. These solutions are used, for example, in managing campaigns, financial monitoring, in the utilities industry, fleet management or for networked vehicles.

Cloudera combines the advantages of the open source project Hadoop with the capacity of a professional enterprise oriented solution. Pentaho and Cloudera are integrated technologies centred on the swift and straightforward implementation of Big Data solutions.

it-novum provides a comprehensive range of services for your Business Intelligence and Big Data projects

  • Consulting
  • Multidisciplinary project teams
  • User training (public or in-house)
  • Proof of concepts
  • Workshops (design, deployment assurance)
  • Data integration and Data Warehousing
  • Reporting and analyses
  • Dashboards and data visualisation
  • System implementation (in accordance with PRINCE2 or agile methodologies)
  • Support